Minimally Invasive Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatments
Depending on the type and stage of vein disease you have, there are many different treatments. At The Vein Institute & MediSpa, Houston-area varicose vein physician, Dr. Raymond Little will evaluate your condition and explain all of your treatment options. The following are common treatments performed for vein disease:
For minor pain from varicose veins, a compression stocking may be beneficial. The compression stocking will assist the leg in the pumping of blood back to the heart. While vein disease symptoms may be relieved, compression stockings will not make the varicose veins go away.
Used commonly for spider veins and small varicose veins, sclerotherapy involves injecting a small volume of a liquid into the diseased vein. The sclerosing liquid acts upon the lining of the vein to cause it to seal shut, eliminating the vein completely. Sclerotherapy is quickly performed in a physician’s office and no anesthesia is required.
The use of lasers has become an accepted alternative to surgical stripping to treat varicose veins. In endovenous laser therapy, a thin laser fiber is inserted into the diseased vein, generally through a small puncture in the leg above where the visual symptoms appear.
The physician then delivers laser energy through the fiber, which causes the vein to close as the fiber is gradually removed. Endovenous laser therapy can be performed in a physician’s office in less than one hour, and the patient is encouraged to walk immediately following the procedure.
A non-invasive laser treatment for the elimination of superficial leg veins, the Harmony Laser destroys unsightly blood vessels with a very low risk of side effects. There are no injections or chemicals used with the Harmony Laser, and it does not cause damage to other vascular structures, making it a safe and effective treatment for spider veins and varicose veins.
Before treatment, your skin will be cleansed and a gel applied to the skin. The patient and physician wear protective eyewear, and the laser is applied to the skin. Hemoglobin in your blood absorbs the pulsed energy from the laser, which causes the vein to collapse. You may feel a deep pulsing sensation, though it is not painful.
After your treatment, your skin is cleansed again. There is no discomfort after the procedure and you may resume activities immediately afterward. Treatments may last up to an hour.
Before & After Vein Treatment Photo Gallery
Varicose Veins Before and After EVLT and Microphlebectomy
Vein Disease Treatments in Houston, TX
Are you ready for smoother skin without the appearance of spider veins or varicose veins? Call The Vein Institute & MediSpa in the Northern Houston, Texas area at (281) 312-0208 or request an appointment online today.