You’ve noticed some changes in your veins, and you are wondering if there is anything you can do about it. You may even be considering your first visit to a vein treatment specialist. If so, consult the information below to determine whether it’s time for you to make an appointment.
What is a Vein Treatment Specialist?
A vein treatment specialist is a physician who has undergone training that allows him or her to accurately diagnose and treat vein disease. Vein treatment specialists may also be referred to as “vein doctors” or “vascular surgeons.”
Benefits of Visiting a Vein Doctor
Visiting a doctor who specializes in the treatment of vein disease offers a number of benefits, including:
- Expertise. – Vein doctors have spent years diagnosing and treating vein disease. After a short examination of your veins and a review of your physical history, your vein doctor will be able to help you understand your condition.
- Insight. – Your vein doctor has significant experience performing vein treatments. This experience provides the doctor with insight that he or she can use to determine which treatment option will be best for you.
- A variety of treatments. – Vein doctors offer a variety of treatment options designed to address all different types of vein disease.
What Treatment Options are Available?
A vein treatment specialist will offer several different treatment options for patients with vein disease. Some of these treatment options include:
- Transdermal Laser Treatment – Transdermal laser treatment is most appropriate for superficial spider veins. It works by directing laser energy at the skin above the veins, which heats them and causes them to collapse.
- Sclerotherapy – Sclerotherapy can be used for spider veins or small varicose veins. This treatment utilizes a special solution that is injected directly into the abnormal vein. This solution causes the vein to seal off and fade from view. Sclerotherapy can be performed with or without ultrasound guidance.
- Endovenous Laser Treatment – Endovenous laser treatment uses laser energy to heat a varicose vein from the inside. This energy is administered with a thin catheter that is inserted directly into the vein.
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy – Ambulatory phlebectomy is most appropriate for superficial varicose veins. In this procedure, the varicose vein is removed from the body entirely using small surgical hooks.
If you are ready to make an appointment with a doctor who specializes in the treatment of abnormal veins, please contact Metro Vein Centers today.