Skip the Lotions: Permanent Solutions for Varicose Veins
Are unsightly, bulging varicose veins keeping you from wearing your favorite shorts and skirts? If the answer is yes, it is possible you have already considered purchasing one of the topical solutions on the market today that promises to smooth those vessels right out of sight. While these products do indeed make a lot of promises regarding how they can diminish the appearance of swollen vessels, the truth is that topical solutions are greatly lacking when it comes to permanent varicose vein treatment. The good news is there are plenty of effective and minimally-invasive solutions that can give you the results you are looking for.
Why Varicose Veins Occur
Veins are responsible for carrying blood back to the heart from every area of the body. The veins in the lower legs have an exceptionally difficult job, because they have to push blood back up the body to the heart. These vessels are more likely to become damaged or simply wear out over time, allowing blood to reflux back in the vessel.
The backflow of blood can lead to further weakening and swelling of the vessel. This can cause the varicose veins that appear on the surface of the skin. While their appearance may be visible on the outside, the problem causing the swelling is happening deep inside the vessel.
Limits of Topical Formulations
Creams and lotions that promise to banish spider and varicose veins are topical solutions that are rubbed into the outer layer of the skin. While they may be effective in improving the skin’s appearance, they are unable to penetrate deeply enough to have any real effect on the visible vessels below the surface. Even ingredients that have been proven to improve vascular health can simply not provide the desired effect when applied to the outer layers of the dermis.
If topical solutions cannot get deep enough to address the problem, what is the best way to get rid of unsightly, uncomfortable varicose veins? Today, there are a variety of minimally-invasive vein treatments that work from the inside out to completely and permanently eliminate those swollen vessels.
At Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan, we offer a wide range of vein treatments that allow us to tailor your procedure to your specific needs. Some of those options include:
Clarivein – uses a combination of mechanical agitation and a sclerosing agent to eliminate varicose veins
Venefit – radiofrequency is delivered into the vessel, sealing it closed so it collapses and fades completely from view
VenaCure – similar to Venefit, only laser energy is used instead of RF energy to seal the vessel closed
Foam Sclerotherapy – an injectable treatment that uses a thicker foam sclerosing agent and ultrasound imaging to treat larger veins beneath the skin’s surface
Ambulatory Phlebectomy – a minimally-invasive procedure that eliminates large, bulging veins in small sections without large incisions and scarring.
The reason that all of these treatments tend to be more effective than topical solutions is that they work inside the vein to destroy it so it disappears completely. The treated vein is reabsorbed by the body and blood is naturally rerouted to healthy veins nearby. This is why success rates for these treatments are so high and why recurrence rates are so low.
If you have varicose veins, don’t rely on topical solutions to get rid of them. Instead, contact Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan at 212-204-6501 today to find out which vein treatment is the right one for you.