Vein Clinics have been established all over Texas and the majority of them offer the latest treatment techniques for both spider veins and varicose veins.
The various treatments for varicose veins in Texas Vein Clinics include:
EVLT: This laser based technique is the latest method in the treatment of varicose veins. The laser is inserted into the varicose vein and the vein is burnt away. The entire procedure is done by visualization under ultrasound. The procedure takes less than 30-45 minutes and is not painful. Most patients are able to resume their daily life activities within 24 hours. Another related procedure is the radiofrequency ablation- which also uses a heat probe to burn the vein away.
Vein Stripping: For those unfortunate to have developed a "large rope like" varicose vein in the entire leg, the best treatment option is stripping. The vein is stripped under anesthesia and does require time off work. When done well, the results are excellent and has the least chance of recurrence of varicosities.
Ambulatory phlebectomy: This procedure is only used to remove the isolated large varicosities that are visible on the skin. Multiple skin incisions are required and the procedure is done under anesthesia. While it preserves the vein, it does result in numerous skin incisions which can be unsightly. A related procedure (Trivex) has now been developed which utilizes a camera placed underneath the skin and removing the clumps of varicose veins with special hooks.
The two most widely used techniques to treat spider veins include laser and sclerotherapy. Both these techniques are available in most Texas Vein Clinics. Sclerotherapy requires the use of multiple skin injections and laser does not. While both are effective at removing spider veins, the laser is a faster procedure with less down time and bruising.
Because there are numerous non health care professionals treating venous disorders all over Texas, it is best to seek a well qualified physician who has experience with treating vein disorders. Physicians may be slightly more expensive but the results are more predictive and associated with less complications.
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