Many patients that have signs and symptoms of venous disease may still be in the early stages, or just not ready to commit to treatment, so compression stocking therapy would be their first step. We can get you measured and fitted for the right size; compression strength for your situation. We offer many different styles, colors and strengths to fit your needs!
An Endovenous Ablation is a closure of the superficial vein systems using a minimally invasive technique using radiofrequency heat. This procedure is done right in our office, so no need to long visits at the hospital or surgery center. The entire session is only 30 to 45 minutes, which mostly consists of paperwork and setup! Access is made into the malfunctioning vein just like giving blood. A small treatment catheter (which is only the size of a small pencil lead) is inserted into the vein. A series of numbing medication is applied around the vessel to protect your tissues from any discomfort. The treatment fiber is then withdrawn as it closes the vein. The fiber is then completely removed (the vein is left inside so that your body will break this down over time), and a small butterfly bandage is used to cover the opening. No stitches are needed! Bandages are then applied for 24 hours and compression stockings will be worn for another week.
A phlebectomy is for those patients with large, painful varicose veins that can be seen and felt. After the saphenous vein is closed with an ablation, many times these will reduce on their own. Other times, they may need to be taken care of by removing, due to continuing to bulge, become inflamed and painful. This procedure will also be done within the office and sometimes can take a little more time. The dilated vein will be mapped out, given local anesthesia, and a series of micro-punctures (about 2mm, again size of a pencil lead) will be used to access the underlying vein. These segments of vein will then be removed, leaving only flat, healthy skin behind!
Varithena ®️ is a proprietary microfoam sclerocet that was approved by the FDA in 2013. Varithena is minimally invasive injection that usually only takes 1 to 3 injections. Ultrasound surveillance is used to guide a small butterfly needle into the disease vein, the solution is then slowly injected, causing the veins to close. Patients reporting pain at the injection or application site in clinical trials was 4.0%. 1 There’s no need for incisions or stitches, and treatment is usually less than an hour. Most people only need a single treatment to see results.
Spider Reticular veins are usually the last step in this journey. These can be resolved by a series of injections of a sclerosant solutions. Here at Venous Solutoins, we use Asclera ® , Policdocanol. It is an FDA-approved treatment sclerosant. It treats two types of veins in the lower extremities:
Uncomplicated spider veins (very small varicose veins ≤ 1 mm in diameter)
Uncomplicated small varicose veins (1 to 3 mm in diameter) known as reticular veinsii.
Over a period of weeks, the treated veins collapse and become less visible and over time, the body naturally resorbs the treated vein. If spider veins are not accompanied by deeper reflux disease, they are usually considered cosmetic.