Vein disease affects one in three people over the age of 45 in the United States, according to the American Venous Forum. These diseases can cause cosmetic concerns, such as varicose veins, but they can also cause blood clots, skin ulcers and more serious problems. Fortunately, your local Michigan vein clinic offers vein disease treatment that effectively reduces the cosmetic effects and complications associated with vein disease.
Detroit Vein Doctors Discuss Vein Disease Treatment
Detroit vein doctors perform vein disease treatment to improve blood flow and reduce cosmetic problems, such as varicose veins and spider veins.
Minimally invasive treatment for vein disease often involves damaging the diseased vein so that the incompetent blood vessel collapses. The vein breaks apart in time, and is absorbed by nearby tissue. Your circulatory system reroutes your blood through healthier nearby veins.
A variety of Detroit vein treatment options use this approach, including sclerotherapy, endovenous laser treatment and transdermal laser treatment, to treat varicose veins and spider veins. In sclerotherapy, vein doctors inject a chemical irritant into the vein to close it. Detroit vein doctors sometimes use ultrasound to guide sclerotherapy injections. Endovenous laser treatment, known as ELT or EVLT, uses the power of laser light to close varicose veins. Transdermal laser treatment uses pulsed light to heat spider veins.
Ambulatory phlebectomy uses a different approach to vein disease treatment. In ambulatory phlebectomy, our vein doctor removes superficial, bulging varicose veins through tiny incisions in the skin. Phlebectomy is an outpatient procedure that provides exceptional cosmetic results with very little discomfort. Ambulatory phlebectomy is effective alone or in conjunction with EVLT or other treatments.
After Vein Treatment
In most cases, you will be able to walk around immediately after vein treatment and resume normal activities the next day. Avoid strenuous activity for a few days following treatment.
Lifestyle changes can improve the outcome of vein disease treatment. After treatment, avoid sitting or standing for long periods without a break. Do not cross your legs. Engage in physical activity that involves the use of your legs to stimulate blood circulation and healthy veins; go for activities that improve muscle tone. Try to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. Avoid wearing tight clothing or high heels that can restrict blood flow.
Michigan vein doctors usually recommend wearing compression hose after vein treatment. These tight stockings squeeze the blood up and out of your lower legs.
If you suffer from vein diseases, such as varicose veins and spider veins, make an appointment for vein disease treatment. Detroit vein treatment is minimally invasive and highly effective.