When the cold winds of winter finally blow away and the green shoots of spring reach for the sun, the last thing you want to do is hide under layers of long clothing. You want to free your arms and legs to soak up some much-needed vitamin D (after adding a protective layer of broad spectrum sunscreen, of course). Unfortunately, you may be embarrassed by unsightly varicose veins. Never fear, the board-certified physicians at Metro Vein Centers can help you to combat varicose veins and get back on your feet.
Although many patients suffer with physical symptoms associated with varicose veins, including aches, pains, itching, burning, heaviness, and even ulcers, you might not think varicose vein treatment is necessary. However, there’s no need to suffer with either physical symptoms or the embarrassment of varicose veins. Metro Vein Centers offers a variety of safe and minimally-invasive treatment options, and in many cases, treatment is covered in part or in full by insurance, including Medicare.
All you have to do is schedule a free consultation to find out what Metro Vein Centers can do for you. If you’d love to be free of varicose veins in time to enjoy summer weather in shorts instead of pants, the pain-free treatment and speedy recovery you seek are just a phone call away. Here’s what you can expect when you receive varicose vein treatment from the specialists at Metro Vein Centers.
Metro Vein Centers has several locations to choose from, including facilities in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Texas. Whether you are in or near one of these states, you could have relatively easy access to highly-trained, experienced, and board-certified physicians who specialize in the treatment of varicose veins, and specifically, in modern, effective, and minimally-invasive procedures designed to reduce pain and speed recovery.
Minimally-Invasive Varicose Vein Treatment Options
The specialists at Metro Vein Centers are pleased to offer the latest technologies and techniques for diagnosing and treating varicose veins. Using our non-invasive and pain-free duplex ultrasound, our physicians will assess your condition in order to recommend the best and most effective varicose vein treatment for you.
There are three main options to consider when it comes to minimally-invasive treatment, including sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and endovenous laser treatment (EVLT). All of these are outpatient procedures, which means they are performed on location and patients are free to return home the same day, and often resume normal activities within 24 hours.
Sclerotherapy involves the use of a sclerosing solution that is injected into varicose veins, causing them to collapse and eventually be reabsorbed into the body. In most cases, no anesthetic is required and the procedure can be completed in as little as about ten minutes. Some patients may need multiple sessions to treat all varicose veins, but the good news is that sclerotherapy can also be used to treat annoying spider veins often found higher on the legs. Larger veins may be treatable with the use of duplex ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy.
RFA requires the use of local anesthetic as a tiny catheter is inserted into veins in order to emit radio waves that heat the vein and cause it to seal. Once this occurs, the vein will collapse and ultimately be reabsorbed into the body while blood is routed to healthy veins. This procedure may take up to an hour to perform, depending on the severity of the condition, and ultrasound guidance will be used to target specific areas of affected veins.
Finally, there’s EVLT, a varicose vein treatment involving a laser. Once local anesthetic has been administered, a small fiber optic cable, guided by ultrasound, is inserted directly into affected veins, where it delivers a pulse of laser light that heats veins and causes them to seal, collapse, and be reabsorbed into the body. The procedure is often completed in less than an hour.
Outdated and invasive surgical treatment options like vein stripping used to be the only option for eliminating varicose veins, so it’s no wonder so many patients opted to simply live with the embarrassment and pain of varicose veins. Today, there are plenty of minimally-invasive options to choose from, and in many cases, these treatments are covered by insurance, giving you every reason to contact Metro Vein Centers for your free consultation.
Healing time will differ somewhat between patients depending on their particular case and the varicose vein treatment they choose. That said, with these minimally-invasive treatment options you can reasonably expect to return to normal activities within 24 hours of your procedure. Some patients may feel minimal discomfort following a procedure, which can often be treated with nothing more than over-the-counter pain relievers. Most patients are able to resume strenuous activities within just a few days.
You should see results almost immediately, although some bruising and swelling in the days following treatment is to be expected. It could take up to several months to see final results from your varicose vein treatment, although the majority of patients enjoy significant results within about a month. Recovery is relatively rapid with these minimally-invasive procedures, but complete recovery will depend on the patient and the severity of the condition.
If you’re keen to get rid of the varicose veins that have eroded your confidence and held you back from doing the things you love, it’s time to contact the qualified professionals at Metro Vein Centers. You could be free of unsightly and painful varicose veins and ready to sport shorts in plenty of time to kick off the summer season.