If you are experiencing symptoms and signs associated with venous insufficiency, varicose veins or spider veins, it’s important to see a vein specialist who can help you understand the vein treatment options that are best for you. Some of the most common and effective vein treatments include endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and sclerotherapy.
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
EVLA is a minimally invasive vein treatment method that heats and eliminates unhealthy varicose veins using a laser-tipped catheter. First, a small amount of local anesthetic is injected into your skin near the affected vein to minimize any discomfort. Then, a tiny catheter is threaded directly into the diseased vein. As the catheter is slowly removed, heated light energy is administered to the vein wall, closing down vein. This procedure takes about 20 to 30 minutes per leg.
Typically used to treat spider veins, Sclerotherapy is performed by injecting a sclerosing solution through a very fine needle directly into the vein. Because the solution acts as an irritant to the vein wall lining, the vein swells and sticks to itself, thus closing off the problem vein. Sclerotherapy can take as little as a few minutes to complete, depending on how many veins require treatment.
With the minimally invasive vein treatments listed above, eliminating varicose and spider veins has never been more effective than it is today. Even better, they don’t require a long recovery times.
If you are suffering from varicose veins or spider veins, Northern Illinois Vein Clinic can help. We offer advanced solutions with the region’s leading vein specialist, Dr. Gilvydis. His innovative, in-office vein treatments eliminate problem veins so you can enjoy life with healthy legs. Call 855-591-1357 to schedule your vein care visit.