If you struggle with varicose veins or spider veins, you know just how embarrassing and painful these conditions can be. Fortunately, effective surgical and non-surgical treatment options are available to help you address the symptoms of these conditions, improve the cosmetic appearance of your veins and enjoy better self-esteem. To take advantage of these treatments, you must visit a Sugar Land vein center.
What is a Vein Center?
A vein center is a medical facility that specializes in the treatment of abnormal veins, including varicose veins and spider veins. The professionals who work in vein centers are usually vascular surgeons who are trained to perform various procedures designed to eliminate the appearance and symptoms of abnormal veins.
Vein Center Treatment Options
Some of the treatment options available from a vein center include:
For spider veins and smaller varicose veins, sclerotherapy is an ideal choice. During this procedure, a vascular surgeon uses a thin needle to inject medication into your spider veins or varicose veins. This solution irritates your veins, causing them to collapse. Over time, your abnormal veins will become less visible. Sclerotherapy is performed under local anesthesia, and it causes very little discomfort. Results of the procedure appear during the weeks following the procedure.
Transdermal Laser Therapy
Transdermal laser therapy uses heat energy to treat veins from outside the skin. The energy forces the veins to close, and they are eventually absorbed by the body. This procedure is most effective for spider veins.
Endovenous Laser Therapy
Endovenous laser therapy is similar to transdermal laser therapy, but it is performed internally. During this procedure, a vein doctor uses a catheter to deliver laser energy to the inside of abnormal veins. The heat from the laser destroys the vein, and the body eventually absorbs it. Endovenous laser therapy is appropriate for large varicose veins.
For bulging, superficial varicose veins, ambulatory phlebectomy is a preferred option. During this procedure, the surgeon removes diseased vein from the body using small punctures or incisions made near the vein. Patients typically recover from this procedure within one day.
If you are interested in learning more about any of the treatment options above, please make an appointment at our Sugar Land location today.