The best treatment for varicose veins

Varicose veins may warrant various procedures, depending on their severity and source. Experienced and knowledgeable doctors will assist you in fully understanding the condition, discussing any symptoms you may be experiencing and deciding on the most appropriate course of action.

The treatment of varicose veins usually requires a simple three step process to adequately address the situation, beginning with an initial scan, moving onto treatment and finishing with a follow up review.

Scan

A diagnostic ultrasound allows doctors to visually pinpoint the exact source of the incompetent valve that must be treated. The use of an initial scan increases the success rate of the procedures and decreases the risks associated with it.

New technologies have improved upon the traditional sclerotherapy procedures, to deliver a foam sclerotherapy option. This new form of applying the agent means larger varicose veins can be treated, which may not have been previously receptive to the inferior remedy. The foam solution takes on the consistency of shaving cream and provides a procedure that functions better visually and physically.

Treatment

All medical procedures naturally possess some health risks. While the dangers involved in the treatment of varicose veins are minor, all possibilities will be discussed with you prior to undergoing any procedures.

Laser

If treatment is deemed necessary, local anesthetic will be applied to make the procedure as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Laser management is found to deliver the benefits of surgery, whilst simultaneously removing the need for hospitalization and extended stays.

The procedure involves sealing the faulty valve, which allows the body to naturally heal the remaining anomalies as the body reabsorbs the closed valve over time.

The procedure doesn’t require the referral of a GP, so it is easy to pursue and it holds a lower risk profile than hospitalized surgeries. Additionally, recovery rates are particularly fast, meaning you do not need to consider any time away from work.

Radiofrequency Ablation

The external nature of laser is opposed to the internal approach provided by radiofrequency ablation. This alternative process is especially effective for large varicose veins and generally delivers less bruising and pain than that of laser.

Medical superglue

The medical superglue procedure is the most recently developed option that is particularly non-invasive. Local anesthetic is avoided, as a simple medical adhesive is used to treat the condition. The process is extremely convenient and easy, requiring no preparation of after care. Your everyday life can continue as usual following the procedure, with the glue setting within a few minutes.

In addition, no heat is used in the process, meaning no risk of skin or nerve damage exists. As a result, the remedy has proven to be very safe and effective in dealing with inefficient valves. The process lasts a mere 20 minutes and does not require a stocking to be used following the procedure.

There are a variety of treatments for varicose veins that can be used. Doctors will assist you in choosing the most appropriate remedy, depending on your individual situation and your preferences.

Ellen Cone