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Do you suffer from varicose veins? Many people have put off treatment for their varicose veins believing they would have to undergo vein stripping, which is major surgery requiring hospitalization, general anesthesia, several weeks of recovery time, and results in significant scarring, pain, and other potential risks and complications.

We can do better.

You might benefit from thermal ultrasound-guided vein ablation by VNUS radiofrequency (RF) Closure , CoolTouch endovenous CTEV laser, or Angiodynamics laser. We proudly offer all of these devices at Vascular Epicenter. We can reverse symptoms almost immediately with simple virtually pain-free office-based procedure.

Now there is no reason to postpone treatment and continue enduring pain, discomfort, and unsightly disfigurements often caused by varicose veins.

Read about Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy, or chemical endovenous ablation, involves injection of an irritant into varicose or networks of spider veins. Purposeful irritation causes the lining of the vessel (endothelium) to become sticky or adherent with resultant collapse of the injected segment. The vessel scars down and fades from view. Sclerotherapy is a time-proven procedure; the technique has been in use since the 1930s.

The number of varicose veins injected in one session depends on size and location of targeted veins and the patient's overall medical condition.

Mild discomfort may occur and a cramping sensation may last 1 to 2 minutes when larger veins are injected. The procedure requires approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

How successful is sclerotherapy in treating varicose and spider veins?
Sclerotherapy works well for most patients. As many as 80 percent of injected veins may be eliminated with each session. Fewer than 10 percent of patients undergoing sclerotherapy demonstrate zero favorable response. In these instances alternative approaches may be successful: RF, laser, pulsed light, phlebectomy. Spider veins usually sclerose in 3 to 6 weeks while larger veins require 3 to 4 months. Although successfully treated veins do not recur, new veins may appear over time. These often undergo successful repeat sclerotherapy.

Read about Phlebectomy

Large surface varicose veins can be removed by ambulatory phlebectomy. Micro-extractions are achieved through series of tiny incisions; typically stitches are not necessary. Unlike traditional vein ligation and stripping, phlebectomy can be performed in a medical office. We of course recommend Vascular Epicenter.

Scalpel "nicks" or needle punctures are utilized and may be as small as 1 mm. A phlebectomy hook (sometimes a sterile crochet needle) is used to extract the varicose vein through each incision. The varicosed segment is gently "teased" out of the leg.

Graduated compression stockings are indicated for at least 2 weeks post procedure. Compression minimizes swelling and discomfort and effects proper healing. Long-term cure rates exceed 90 percent following ambulatory phlebectomy.

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