We offer several different FDA-approved treatments for varicose and spider veins, including:
Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT)
In endovenous laser treatment, a thin fiber is inserted into the damaged vein through a very small entry point in the skin. A laser light is emitted through the fiber, as the fiber is pulled back through the vein, it delivers just the right amount of energy. The targeted tissue reacts with the light energy, causing the vein to close and seal shut. The veins that are closed are superficial veins that handle less than five percent of the body’s blood flow. The blood is automatically routed to other, healthy veins.
Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) is the first and only FDA–approved foam. It helps to improve the symptoms of superficial venous incompetence and the appearance of visible varicosities. Treatment with Varithena® is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure for the treatment of varicose veins that only requires an ultrasound machine and standard medical supplies.
The VenaSeal™ closure system is the only non-tumescent, non-thermal, non-sclerosant procedure that uses a proprietary medical adhesive delivered endovenously to close the vein. This unique approach protects against the risk of nerve injury when treating the small saphenous vein, which is a risk sometimes associated with certain thermal-based procedures. Clinical studies have demonstrated that the procedure is safe and effective. The procedure is administered without the use of tumescent anesthesia, avoiding patient discomfort associated with multiple needle sticks.
In this procedure, several tiny cuts (incisions) are made in the skin through which the varicosed vein is removed. Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that typically done along with another varicose vein treatment in order to help improve the cosmetic appearance of skin after treatment.
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. It involves an injection of a solution (generally a salt solution) directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and stick together and the blood to clot. This causes the spider vein to shrink and eventually disappear.