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Treatments that cures vein problems –

Ever had a swelling in your legs and ankles that lasts longer, pain that gets worse when you stand and gets better when you raise your legs, leg cramps, aching, throbbing, or a feeling of heaviness in your legs, itchy legs, weak legs, thickening of the skin on your legs or ankles? Maybe it’s time to visit a specialist before it’s too late.


Effectively treats varicose and spider veins. It’s often considered the treatment of choice for small varicose veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. Sclerotherapy doesn’t require anesthesia and can be done in your doctor’s office. The solution normally used for this procedure is called sodium tetradecyl sulfate (STD) and is available in different concentrations depending on the size of the vein being treated.


Foam sclerotherapy:

Foam sclerotherapy, also known as ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, is a technique for eliminating varicose veins, particularly larger ones. The treatment performed by injecting varicose veins with foam that causes the veins to scar inside, so that they eventually harden, close up, and disappear.


Laser surgeries:

A new technology in laser treatment to close off smaller varicose veins and spider veins. Laser surgery works by sending strong bursts of light onto the vein, which makes the vein slowly fade and disappear.


Catheter method:

The treatment includes inserting a tube into an enlarged vein and heating the tip of the catheter. Heating is done using radiofrequency or laser. The catheter is pulled out and the heat destroys the vein. This method is preferred for larger varicose veins.


High ligation and vein stripping:

This method a vein is tied off and removed to avoid it from joining the deeper vein through small incisions.


Ambulatory phlebectomy:

Ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient procedure developed by dermatologic surgeons that remove superficial veins through small, slit-like incisions in the skin.

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Spider Veins Treatment

Spider Veins Treatment

Spider veins are thin red lines or web-like networks of blood vessels that appear on your legs, thighs, and feet. Spider veins are generally harmless, but they can sometimes cause aching, pain or a burning sensation when you’ve been standing for long periods.

Causes of spider veins can be attributed to many factors including heredity, occupations or activities that require sitting or standing for a long time. Pregnancy, hormonal shifts or weight fluctuations can also cause spider veins.

If you are bothered by the appearance of spider veins, you are probably a good candidate to have these veins removed. You do need to have a positive outlook and realistic goals for your spider vein treatment and be committed to following the best course of treatment.

Unfortunately, most insurance plans will not cover spider vein treatment or any related compilations. Check out your insurance policy, however, to make sure. You might find a clause in your policy allowing you so many treatments.

When you go for your consultation make sure you list any problems you have had in the area to be treated, any surgical procedures that have been performed near the area in question, give a list of current medications, vitamins, alcohol, tobacco or drug use, and any medical conditions.

Your surgeon will also evaluate your general health, examine your veins, discuss the outcome of spider vein treatment, and recommend a course of treatment.

Make sure you understand the risks involved. Risks can include swelling and bruising, change in skin sensation, infections, ulceration, scarring or persistent pain. Most side effects are unusual – spider vein treatment is generally safe and will leave your legs looking gorgeous.

Procedures used in spider vein therapy are:

  • Sclerotherapy or a procedure where your doctor inject the veins with a solution that scars and closes the veins. This procedure causes the blood to reroute through healthier veins. It may take a few weeks, but this spider vein treatment will cause your unsightly spider veins to fade. Sclerotherapy can be done in Dr. Ryan Jones, Arizona, Vein Envy office. Once you have had the procedure done, you may experience side effects of itching, swelling, and skin color changes in the treated area. These side effects fade over time.
  • Laser surgery sends an intense burst of light into the vein. It causes the vein to fade and disappear slowly. No needles or incisions are used. Laser surgery is less effective than sclerotherapy if you have unsightly veins that are larger than normal spider veins. With laser surgery, you may experience side effects of redness, itching, swelling, bruising and permanent skin tone changes on the areas that have undergone spider veins treatment. Again, side effects may not happen to you if you follow your surgeons instructions for healing.

Note that spider vein treatment is effective, and blood vessels fade over time, but veins may not disappear completely. You need to follow instructions during recovery, and your doctor may suggest support hose to help you heal. Treated sites can appear bruised, and there may be some cramping in your legs for a day or two. This discomfort is temporary and doesn’t require any special medication. Alert!  Be aware that new spider veins can develop later in the same area you just had treated.

common varicose veins myths

8 Common Varicose Veins Myths

Varicose veins are swollen blood veins visible just under the surface of the skin. They often occur in the legs but can form in any part of the body. These veins can be unsightly, dangerous and cause mild to moderate pain, skin ulcers, or blood clots.

There are many myths about varicose veins. Consider the following eight myths that could cause you to ignore the dangers of varicose veins.


MYTH #1 Varicose veins and spider veins often re-occur even after treatment

Treatments from years ago often increased the risk of vein disease recurring. However, today’s modern procedures are safe and efficient. Treatments you undergo at a skilled physician’s office has a 5 percent rate of recurrence.


MYTH #2 Seek treatment only after you are through with childbearing

Modern procedures are safe and undergoing treatment while you are pregnant will help stop the pain and discomfort from varicose veins during pregnancy. Varicose veins could lead to severe complications if they are left untreated. These veins are a venous insufficiency disease that should not be taken lightly. Discuss your varicose vein removal options with your obstetrician.


MYTH #3 Varicose and spider veins only affect older adults

Aging is undoubtedly a risk factor, but this myth is untrue. Many younger adults develop varicose veins due to lifestyle choices and genetics. There is a chance of developing varicose and spider veins whether you are 20 or 80.


MYTH #4 You can see varicose veins on your legs

You can suffer from varicose veins even if you can’t see the veins. Varicose veins may be too deep to be visible, but they can still cause tired and achy legs, swelling, itchy rashes, and leg cramps.


MYTH #5 You can get varicose veins by crossing your legs

Varicose veins are caused by heredity, pregnancy, obesity or weight gain. It is impossible to prove that crossing your legs causes varicose veins.


MYTH #6 Exercise will make your varicose veins worse

Deep veins may be asymptomatic in some, but in others, these issues can cause swelling or sores. Contractions from exercise force blood to the center of the body. This makes exercise great even if you have varicose veins.


MYTH #7 Spider veins are varicose veins

Not so. Spider veins are dilated veins on the surface of the skin and are usually cosmetic. Varicose veins occur in the fat between muscles and skin. Varicose veins may cause spider veins to appear, especially in the ankle area.


MYTH #8 Varicose veins are harmless

Varicose veins can cause aching, throbbing, and itching. Advanced cases of varicose veins cause swelling, thickened skin, and dermatitis. If you let varicose veins go untreated, you may get open sores that can become infected and painful.


Varicose veins are a vascular disease that causes twisted and swollen veins. The disease affects up to 35 percent of Americans. Venous insufficiency is another term for varicose veins. When blood vessels are damaged, they cannot send blood from the legs to the heart. Veins swell, throb, and can cause serious issues.

If you have more concerns or questions, contact Vein Envy for more information and a consultation about your varicose veins.


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