Oasis Matrix is a revolutionary treatment for venous leg ulcers. These stubborn sores can be difficult to eliminate entirely and have a high recurrence rate. However, studies have shown that when Oasis Matrix is used in the treatment, results are much more positive. Oasis Matrix is composed of a unique substance known as small intestine submucous or SIS. The biomaterial promotes the body’s own healing process, leading to a high cure and low recurrence rate for even the most difficult to treat venous ulcers.
Apligraf is one of the latest treatments for stubborn venous ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers. This biomaterial uses live skin cells from healthy human skin to promote the body’s own healing process. Living cells combine with collagen and skin proteins in Apligraf provide an optimal environment for healing, even when poor circulation inhibits the healing process. Apligraf is applied at the physician’s office and changed weekly until the wound is fully healed. Studies have shown a high success rate with Apligraf, combined with a lower recurrence than when simple dressings are used.
ClariVein is an innovative approach to vein treatment that involves less discomfort and risk than traditional vein procedures. Treatment involves a narrow catheter inserted directly into the affected vein using ultrasound imaging as a guide. Once in the vein, the catheter rotates at high speed to distribute a sclerosing agent throughout the vein. The sclerosing agent causes the vein to seal shut and eventually fade from view. ClariVein can be used to treat all sizes of varicose veins, with no anesthetic and less discomfort, offering patients stellar results in a minimally invasive treatment.
While spider veins are rarely more than a cosmetic nuisance, varicose veins can be accompanied by uncomfortable symptoms like achiness and swelling in the legs. The good news is there are many treatment options for eliminating both spider and varicose veins today. Procedures are generally minimally invasive and require little or no downtime afterward. Innovative techniques using lasers and radiofrequency energy make it easier than ever before to say goodbye to unsightly spider and varicose veins for good.
VeinGogh provides a non-invasive option for patients who want to eliminate unsightly spider veins. The procedure uses microbursts of focused energy to destroy the affected veins without damaging surrounding veins or tissue. Blood is then rerouted through healthy veins nearby. VeinGogh treatment results can be seen right away and are considered a permanent way to get rid of spider veins on the legs and face with minimal risk and no downtime afterward.
VenaCure EVLT is a minimally-invasive laser treatment for varicose veins that may replace traditional vein stripping for many patients. The procedure uses a thin laser fiber inserted directly into the affected vein, which heats the vein and causes it to seal completely shut. Blood is rerouted through healthy vessels nearby. VenaCure EVLT is an innovative solution that takes less than one hour to complete, with minimal discomfort and no downtime. The procedure is considered a permanent way to eliminate unsightly and sometimes painful varicose veins.
Asclera is a prescription medication that is used to eliminate spider veins and smaller varicose veins. When the solution is injected directly into the affected vein, it damages the walls of the vessel so it seals shut and eventually fades from view. Blood is then rerouted into healthy vessels nearby. Asclera is considered a minimally-invasive treatment for spider veins that takes just a few minutes to complete and involves little discomfort and no downtime afterward.
The “gold standard” of spider vein treatments has now gone to the next level with new foam sclerosing agents that allow for treatment of larger varicose veins with greater success rates. Foam sclerotherapy uses a foamy sclerosing agent that effectively displaces the blood inside the veins for a more effective sealing process. Once the vein is sealed shut, blood is rerouted to healthy veins nearby. Ultrasound is used to track the motion of the sclerosing agent to ensure precision and success with the procedure.
Ambulatory phlebectomy continues to be the most prescribed treatment for large, twisting varicose veins. The procedure involves tiny incisions that allow for the insertion of a special tool to grasp the affected vein and remove it from the leg. Veins are treated in small sections to ensure the entire vein is removed. Incisions are too small to require stitches after the procedure and scarring is minimal. Patients report little discomfort afterward and most are back to regular activities the next day.
Venefit, also known as VNUS Closure, is another relatively new treatment for addressing unsightly and often painful varicose veins. This procedure uses a narrow catheter, inserted directly into the affected vein, which delivers radiofrequency energy to heat and damage the vein. Vein walls collapse and seal shut and blood is rerouted through healthy vessels nearby. Venefit is performed as an outpatient procedure using local anesthetic and typically takes less than one hour to complete. Most patients return to work and regular activities the day after the procedure.