4 Ways to Treat Varicose Veins without Surgery
Varicose veins are a common complaint for both men and women, causing uncomfortable symptoms like aching, leg cramps and even changes to the skin. The good news is there are many effective ways to eliminate these rope-like veins without surgery, which also eliminates the uncomfortable symptoms that accompany them. At Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan, we offer a variety of non-surgical vein treatments that are quick, relatively painless and very effective.
Clarivein is a revolutionary treatment that combines a sclerosing agent with mechanical agitation to successfully seal diseased veins closed. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, using a narrow catheter inserted directly into the vein. The catheter delivers the sclerosing solution during high-speed rotation that more effectively covers every bit of the vessel wall. The catheter is then removed and compression dressings placed over the entry sites. The treatment involves no anesthesia, little discomfort and almost no recovery time afterward.
VenaCure is a laser therapy that that inserts a laser fiber directly into the vein. The fiber delivers laser energy into the vessel, heating and damaging vessel walls so they seal closed. The treated vessel is eventually reabsorbed by the body, while blood is rerouted through healthy veins nearby. VenaCure is also performed on an outpatient basis and patients are able to resume regular activities right away. Success rates with VenaCure may be as high as 98 percent, with few side effects or complications to worry about.
Asclera is a prescription medication that can be injected directly into varicose veins. The solution damages cells in the vessel wall, which collapses the vein over time. Asclera is typically recommended for smaller varicose veins. However, use of a foam sclerosing agent and ultrasound technology allows this same procedure to be effective on larger varicose veins located deeper in the vein as well.
Venefit offers yet another option in varicose vein treatment, using radiofrequency energy to heat and collapse the vessel. This procedure offers benefits over laser treatments for some patients, since RF treatments do not require the same level of sun protection afterward as laser therapy. Like laser treatments, RF energy is delivered via a narrow fiber that requires a tiny incision to enter the leg and vessel. Tiny openings require no sutures and leave almost no visible scarring afterward.
Varicose veins are unsightly and uncomfortable, but they don’t have to be a permanent fixture on your legs. Now, minimally-invasive treatments help you eliminate those bulging veins with minimal disruption to your daily life. To learn more about your options in vein treatments, contact Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan at 212-204-6501.