Varicose and Spider Vein Treatment
Many people suffer from varicose veins. For some, varicose veins are more than just unsightly. They can be painful. We can help. At CDI we combine the latest technology with our team of highly trained, caring specialists to offer a number of effective treatment options. Because every patient’s needs are different, we’ll take time to discuss your unique condition so we can develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.
What You Need To Know
Certain factors may put you at a higher risk of developing varicose veins:
- Age 50+
- Family history
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Prior leg injury
Varicose veins occur when the valves inside the veins that help direct blood flow are not working properly. This can cause blood to pool in the vessels of the leg, leading to enlarged veins.
Symptoms of varicose veins, include:
- Aching or swelling of the area
- Skin discoloration
During sclerotherapy, medication is injected into the vein to help the vein shrink and, over time, reduce or disappear altogether. The procedure is quick and effective, and it can be performed in our clinic with little to no recovery time.
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
EVLA treats problematic veins with laser therapy using a laser catheter. The procedure is quick and can be performed in our clinic with little to no recovery time. Some patients experience minimal bruising, and compression socks are often recommended post-procedure.
If the problem vein cannot be treated using sclerotherapy or EVLA, ambulatory phlebectomy is another option. During this procedure, several small incisions are made over a bulging vein and the vein is removed.