Over three million Americans are diagnosed with varicose veins every year. These bulging, damaged veins are not only unsightly; they can also be painful and can cause health issues if not appropriately treated. Varicose Vein treatments can improve your health and your confidence. Showing of your legs and wearing shorts should always be an option, especially for those of us living in the south. Vein Specialists of Augusta offers multiple solutions for Varicose Veins.
Varicose Vein Treatment
Because varicose veins can lead to serious health complications like blood clots and leg ulcers they should be carefully monitored. Dr. James C. Sherman and his qualified staff offer a variety of vein treatments Symptoms that can be eased include restless legs, swelling, numbness, leg rashes, fatigue, heaviness in the legs, aching, cramping, burning, and itching. Individuals with symptomatic vein disease may be able to receive insurance coverage for their treatment. Varicose vein treatments may also be considered for aesthetic reasons; treatment can eliminate discoloration and smooth out the skin.
Treatment Options for Varicose Veins
The standard approach to treating a varicose vein is to destroy the damaged, bulging vein. Once the vein is no longer functional, the body adapts by rerouting the blood flow through other nearby veins. This eliminates problematic symptoms, improves quality of life, and enhances the appearance.
There are several Vein treatment options for varicose veins. Usually only treatment session is necessary, and the treatment takes beteen one to two hours on average. Depending on the selected approach, you may be able to resume normal activities immediately afterward or within a few days of treatment. At our practice, we offer the following treatment options for varicose veins:
- VenaSeal™: A medical adhesive is injected into the varicose vein. This causes the vein to seal itself closed.
- ClosureFast™ Radiofrequency energy ablates the walls of the varicose vein, causing it to close.
- 1470 Laser Ablation Therapy (EVLA): A small laser cauterizes the varicose vein so that it collapses closed.
- Ambulatory phlebectomy : Ambulatory phlebectomy is a micro-extraction procedure that removes varicosities through tiny incisions without the need for surgical stitches