Those tiny blue veins in your legs are mildly annoying and you've thought about having them removed one day. Now is the time to have them removed, while they are small. The treatments will likely remove any trace of the varicose veins at this stage. If you wait until the veins are larger, you risk having scars and bruising on your leg where the larger veins were removed. Here are some of the current treatments to remove those unsightly bulging veins.
With this treatment, the doctor injects a substance directly into the tiny blue vein. The substance damages the wall of the blood vessel, causing it to shrink. The blood in the vein clots as the vein shrinks. Your body will absorb the vein and clotted blood, leaving no trace. This is most effective on very small varicose veins.
Laser Vein Treatment
For slightly larger varicose veins, laser treatment is available. A small incision is made over the vein into which a tube is inserted. A tiny laser is attached to the end of the tube. The laser produces heat which damages the walls of the blood vessel. This causes the vein to shrink and the blood to clot. Your body reabsorbs the tissue and, once the small incision heals, you'll have no trace of the vein.
For laser vein treatment, contact an office such as Elite Vein Centers.
This procedure is done similar to the laser treatment. Instead of using heat to damage the vein, radio waves are used. As with the laser treatment, the vein shrinks and is absorbed by your body, leaving no signs of it.
The previous treatments work well with small varicose veins and will likely leave no trace of the vein. If you let the veins get larger, surgery is the only option and this will often leave some scars and bruising.
This is often done to remove a long varicose vein that extends down into your leg. An incision is made at the top of the vein and a long rod is threaded down through the entire length of it. Multiple incisions are then made along the length of the vein. The vein is then tied to the rod at each of these incisions. The rod with the vein attached to it is then slowly pulled out of your leg.
Varicose veins that have become large and twisted must be removed from your leg in pieces. Multiple incisions are made in your leg over the varicose vein. The vein is then cut into a number of small pieces that can be easily removed through the incisions.Share
9 March 2016
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