Our vein clinic offers treatments for spider veins and varicose veins. We can help you with the unwanted side effects, which include leg swelling, aches, feeling tired, and the overall appearance. The techniques and technologies used for the treatment of the unwanted blood vessels will vary dependent on the type of the vessels, disease process involved, and your personal choice.
How Does Our Vein Clinic Work?
Our Vein Clinic uses different procedures to remove these unwanted vessels. Broadband Laser (BBL) and vascular laser (Nd:YAG) procedures treat smaller unwanted blood vessels on the face. Medium to large sized vessels, reticular and spider veins are often treated with injection sclerotherapy. This involves injecting a sclerosing solution or foam into the affected vein, usually followed by compression with a compressive stocking, causing the treated vessels to collapse and to scar-up, becoming invisible.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment used to treat varicose and spider veins. The procedure involves the injection of a solution directly into the affected veins, causing them to shrink and eventually disappear. Newer variation on the technique is to create a foam using sclerosant solution and either CO2 gas or air, and to inject this foam. Foam sclerotherapy is more effective and uses less sclerosant solution.
We use an effective combination of ultrasound and foam to treat varicose veins (as shown in the following diagram):
- Varicose vein is located with ultrasound.
- Catheter is inserted into the vein.
- Foam infused causing the vein to contract.
- Closed vein following treatment.
Before and After of Varicose Veins Treatment
* Individual results may vary.