- Endovenous laser treatment
- Spider vein treatment
- Ambulatory phlebectomy
Varicose vein treatment
The endovenous laser treatment with the D940 laser is used to correct venous reflux. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and within the comfort of the physician's office. Using ultrasound guidance, a catheter is inserted through a small incision into the saphenous vein. A laser fiber is then inserted into the catheter and used to deliver energy, while the fiber is being withdrawn from the leg, to close the diseased vein.
Once the procedure is complete, the blood is re-routed to healthy veins. A small bandage is placed over the insertion site and a compression dressing is placed over the area treated. Walking is encouraged immediately following the procedure and patient can return to work the next day.
Spider vein treatment
There are a number of different methods used to treat spider veins. One method utilizes a laser that applies energy to the surface of the skin using a special hand piece. The laser energy is absorbed into the vessel through the skin, eliminating blood flow through the vein. Immediately following treatment, veins will be similar in appearance to a scratch. The length and number of treatments varies based on your condition; however, most sessions last between 15 and 30 minutes each.
Other treatments include sclerotherapy, which involves injecting a solution into the vein or a combined laser and sclerotherapy treatment. Talk to you doctor about the method which is right for you.
Spider veins are not a definitive indicator of venous reflux disease and may appear on a patient with healthy vein valves. Only an ultrasound diagnosis can determine the presence of venous reflux disease. If venous reflux disease exists, your physician may choose to treat this condition prior to the treatment of spider veins.