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What do minimally-invasive procedures treat?
Minimally-invasive procedures treat chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Veins in the legs have one-way valves that funnel blood into the heart while stopping it from running back out to the limbs. However, if these valves in the legs start leaking, blood succumbs to gravity and flows backwards, pooling in veins near the feat, resulting in venous insufficiency.The venous system can no longer do its job of returning blood back to the heart, and over time, pressure on the vein walls increases due to fluid build-up, leading to bulging varicose veins you may be experiencing.
Varicose veins are bulging blood vessels that take on a dark purple, green, blue, or red color. They look knotted and twisted, unlike healthy veins that run in a relatively straight line, and are most commonly found in the legs. Spider veins are thinner but also prominent on the skin, and just as the name suggests, they are web-like and are mostly found on the lower limbs.
As vein disease progresses, you can see dark red/brown spots or ulcers on the skin as a result of red blood cell breakdown, which is known as stasis dermatitis. These ulcers, which mostly appear on the shin or calf, are open wounds with insufficient blood supply to heal rapidly and effectively. They are both signs that you have a vein condition, and you can seek care from a reputable vein center in NYC by visiting a vein specialist in New York.
Why is it important that treatments are minimally-invasive?
In the past, surgery was the go-to method for treating vein disease, but minimally-invasive options are now the preferred vein treatment methods. Minimally-invasive procedures are safer, easier, and more effective. The best vein treatment options at a vein center in NYC are those that are minimally-invasive, such as sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, varithena, or endovenous laser ablation. These procedures all involve minimal discomfort and take less than an hour, so there is no anesthesia or recovery time involved.
During a sclerotherapy procedure, a vein doctor uses tiny needles to inject a medicine, called a sclerosant, into damaged veins. This medication irritates the vein wall linings, causing them to stick together and seal off the vein to reroute blood into healthier veins. Over time, the parts of the vein injected with medicine will shrink due to a lack of blood flow, reducing the appearance of spider veins. There is no recovery time and the treatment works quickly, with results showing in less than a month.
2. Radiofrequency Ablation
Radiofrequency ablation starts with a local anesthetic, then the vein doctor uses ultrasound imaging to guide a small catheter to the damaged vein, where it is activated and delivers thermal energy to the vein walls to close them down. This procedure, which redirects blood flow to healthy veins to improve circulation, has a 97% success rate and is effective immediately.
VenaSeal is a vein adhesive used to seal the saphenous vein in the leg that is a common root cause for varicose veins. The VenaSeal glue closes the diseased vein within seconds, and this seal will eventually reroute the blood automatically through the healthy veins in your legs, decreasing the appearance of bulging varicose veins.
Varithena is a sclerotherapy foam injected by a vein doctor into the vein to reduce both the appearance and symptoms of large, bulky varicose veins. Similarly to the previous treatments mentioned, the procedure seals off the damaged veins then reroutes blood flow, takes less than an hour at a vein center, and there is no pain or discomfort involved.
5. Endovenous Laser Ablation
Under the direction of ultrasound equipment, laser therapies such as endovenous laser ablation use a minimally invasive laser beam to treat extreme varicose veins. The heat from a laser is used to close or shrink varicose veins in this vein treatment, which reroutes the blood flow through healthy veins. Endovenous laser treatment is fast, painless, out-patient procedure and veins begin to regenerate right away, improving blood flow almost instantly.
Which minimally-invasive treatment is right for me?
A vein specialist will examine the large and small saphenous veins for valve blockages or injury at a vein treatment center. These vein problems can result in venous reflux or venous insufficiency, which are situations in which blood runs in the wrong direction and thus does not reach all areas of the body sufficiently. After this, the vein specialist can check for symptoms you may not have previously identified (such as itchy or burning veins, swelling, aching knees, and so on) so that insurance can be used to cover the expenses of a doctor-recommended recovery package.
Once a vein specialist has examined and diagnosed you, he or she will develop an individualized treatment plan and advise you on the right vein care options for your specific case. Vein doctors will almost often prescribe a minimally-invasive surgery to repair the “leaky tubing” and seal unhealthy veins so blood can circulate in the proper direction. If you are ready to finally get treatment for your vein disease, check out the Vein Treatment Clinic location in Manhattan or Long Island for vein treatment today!