Varicose veins are a common issue among both men and women who find their veins become swollen and twisted due to a weakening of the vein walls and valves. The movement of blood through these veins is limited with blood pooling behind weakened valves unable to stop blood pooling. Where blood pools, the veins swell and produce the lumpy effect known as varicose veins. Thankfully, we offer varicose vein treatment right here in the comfort of our office.
A consultation with a medical professional should be the starting point for any treatment plan, including a diagnosis of where the problem originates. Treatment plans can differ depending on where the vein originates, the main trunk vein requires a different form of treatment to veins branching from the saphenous veins.
Most medical professionals will try and avoid surgical varicose vein treatment procedures if possible for a patient with varicose veins. When compression stockings and home care options do not work, a medical professional will often look to use sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins. This technique uses a prepared solution that is injected directly into the veins to halt the passage of blood through the affected veins. Different versions of this treatment option may be used.
Larger veins producing the effect of varicose veins can be a problem to treat, but a new option is the use of a catheter to provide thermal energy to the affected area. This varicose vein treatment procedure is called vein ablation. During this treatment, a catheter is introduced into the varicose vein and heated using laser energy to a high temperature before being removed slowly. As the heated tip of the catheter is removed, the damaged vein collapses and seals naturally. Not only does it produce effective results, but it also offers a safe measure for varicose vein treatment.
Varicose vein treatment is something you might want to consider if you are either bothered by the appearance of the veins or they are a source of discomfort. To learn more about varicose vein treatment options, simply schedule a consultation at Cardiac Associates of North Jersey, located in Oakland, NJ. Contact us today to book your appointment!