Last updated on Aug 8, 2022
What Is The Most Common Treatment For Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are a common vein problem that can cause pain, burning, or throbbing in the legs. Fortunately, there are several treatments available for varicose veins. Those with mild symptoms may just need to stay hydrated and avoid standing for long periods of time. More severe cases may require a procedure to have the offending veins treated or removed.
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Five Types of Minimally Invasive Varicose Veins Treatment
There are five types of minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins: sclerotherapy, endovenous laser treatment, radiofrequency ablation, medical glue treatment, and ambulatory phlebectomy.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a liquid to safely eradicate the offending veins. The liquid causes the veins to close off and the blood to reroute to healthier veins.
There are a few different types of sclerotherapy treatments:
- Sclerotherapy with a liquid: A liquid is injected into the vein, which damages the vein walls and causes them to close off.
- Sclerotherapy with foam: A foam is injected into the vein, which damages the vein walls and causes them to close off.
- Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy: A liquid is injected into the vein under ultrasound guidance, which damages the vein walls and causes them to close off.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
Endovenous laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation are minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins. They both involve inserting a catheter into the diseased vein and delivering a source of heat. The heat destroys the cells lining the vein wall and the vein is gradually reabsorbed by the body over several months.
Both treatments have a higher success rate than traditional surgery with lower recurrence rates.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove varicose veins. The veins are removed through a small incision in the skin.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is a common treatment for varicose veins and is commonly performed in conjunction with other varicose vein treatment methods. It is a safe and effective procedure will minimal associated complications.
Why Choose Vein Doctors Sydney for Your Care?
At Vein Doctors Sydney, we offer a comprehensive range of treatments for varicose veins, including sclerotherapy, endovenous laser treatment, radiofrequency ablation, medical glue treatment, and ambulatory phlebectomy. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of care and we are committed to ensuring that each patient receives the individualised treatment they need.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of varicose veins, please contact our clinic today to schedule a consultation.