Vein Treatments: What are My Options?

vein treatment options in South Jersey
When faced with the health issues associated with varicose veins and spider veins, patients are often confused when it comes to vein treatment options available to them. Below you will find a detailed explanation of the most effective technologies, techniques, and procedures used to treat vein disease – all of which are available at our South Jersey Vein Center.

Spider Vein Treatments

Spider veins are typically a cosmetic problem, and are usually treated with different procedures than varicose veins.

Veinwave

Typically used on smaller spider veins in areas such as the nose or eyes, Veinwave uses a fine needle to induce thermo-coagulation within the vein itself. In the majority of cases, no bandage is required and the vein disappears instantly.

Sclerotherapy

Although rarely used to treat varicose veins, Sclerotherapy is an invaluable procedure in treating the majority of spider veins. This procedure uses a very fine needle in order to inject a saline solution into the vein itself. This causes the blood to clot and, over time, is no longer visible above the skin.

Varicose Vein Treatments

In the past 10 years, laser technologies have advanced significantly and have revolutionized the treatment of varicose veins. Rather than suffering through the pains of vein stripping, these lasers allow for a quick and almost painless procedure.

Endovenous Laser Ablation

Endovenous Laser Ablation, or EVLT, is primarily used to treat large and ropey varicose veins. This minimally invasive procedure involves the insertion of a laser fiber into the vein. The fiber is then heated up, causing the vein to collapse and disappear from view.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

This procedure is typically reserved for the largest of varicose veins. The technique involves the surgical removal of the vein in question.