Varicose veins are common and rarely a sign of a serious problem. In some cases, however, varicose veins can indicate a blockage. A thorough examination by a board-certified vascular specialist is the best way to determine if you need further treatment for your veins. There have been great advancements made in the treatment of veins and utilizing today’s minimally invasive techniques vastly decrease recovery time while also enhancing results. Both women and men can benefit from vein treatments as well as individuals with either light or dark complexions. While each case is unique, individuals with the following characteristic are generally not ideal candidates for vein treatment:
- take blood thinners
- have serious illnesses
- have dark suntans
- are photosensitive
- have bleeding disorders
- take photosensitizing medications
A thorough evaluation by a vascular specialist at Premier Vein Clinic usually takes about an hour and is covered by most insurance companies. The results will allow our team to prepare individualized treatment plans which may include:
- Sclerotherapy – For this relatively painless procedure, spider veins are injected with a solution causing them to swell, collapse and fade away. Dependent upon the severity of the problem, multiple treatments of sclerotherapy may be required.
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy – This treatment is performed in-office through a pinhole incision using local anesthetic. This procedure requires little to no down time and in some cases is used in conjunction with sclerotherapy.
- Endovenous Laser Therapy – During this non-invasive treatment for larger veins, laser energy is inserted through a small puncture in the leg to treat the diseased vein. Under local anesthetic this procedure is done in-office and requires minimal down time.
All of the vein treatments performed at Premier Vein Clinic are minimally invasive and can be performed in-office. Our staff works closely with patients to design a treatment plan that works with individual lifestyles and life demands while working towards the relief of symptoms and a better quality of life. Call (865) 588-8229 schedule your consultation today or request an appointment online to being the journey of regaining healthy, pain-free, attractive legs.