Varicose and Spider Vein Treatment

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Varicose and Spider Vein Treatment

During colder months is the best time for patients to consider treating unsightly veins. Because most vein treatment requires wearing compression hose, winter temperatures make it easier for patients to be compliant. In our office, we offer sclerotherapy and vein surgery to treat varicose veins.

Patients will want to begin with an ultrasound evaluation to determine if their spider veins are being caused by venous disease. Patients with varicose veins will need an ultrasound to determine which veins need to be treated. At the time of the ultrasound, we will be able to advise patients on whether surgery will be necessary.

Sclerotherapy treats spider veins but will not address underlying venous disease. Patients will recieve a series of injections into the spider veins. In our practice we primarily use Ascleara for sclerotherapy. Ascleara (foamed polidocanol) is a newer, more comfortable, and safer alternative. We recommend all patients wear compression stockings for 2 weeks after each sclerotherapy treatment.

Patients that require surgery will have a pre-op appointment where they will learn details about the surgery and post care. At the time of surgery patients will have their varicose veins closed using radiofrequency or VNUS Closure. Sometimes patients require sclerotherapy in addition to surgery.

If you have visible veins that you would like treated, please call the office to schedule an evaluation.