If you are dealing with varicose veins, you are probably weighing your treatment options. Many people find themselves turning to a varicose veins center like Rejuveination in Cincinnati, OH, that has trained and experienced professionals who know how to safely and effectively treat this common condition.
Varicose Veins: What Are They?
A vein is a type of blood vessel that returns blood to your heart after its travels throughout the body. Blood is reoxygenated and then begins another round around your body. Veins contain one-way valves that prevent backflow of blood into them. They ensure that blood flows in only one direction: to your heart.
Varicose veins have developed dysfunctional valves. They are no longer able to prevent blood from flowing back into them. The building pressure leads to the distorted appearance of the varicose vein.
Varicose veins do not normally present with symptoms, but they do occur in some individuals. Symptoms of varicose veins include aches, pains, and swelling. These symptoms may lead you to seek treatment, or you may simply want to correct what is a cosmetic problem.
If you seek treatment at a varicose vein center, you may be advised to undergo a sclerotherapy procedure. This proven technique has been around for many years and can help eliminate varicose and spider veins.
The treatment involves the injection of a specialized solution to irritate vein walls, leading to their collapse. The varicose vein is then absorbed by surrounding tissue, and blood is rerouted into surrounding blood vessels with a normal function.
We can perform your sclerotherapy at our varicose veins center, and the procedure should only take around half an hour to complete. How many veins are injected during one treatment session is based upon the location and size of the varicose veins and your overall medical condition.
Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT)
EVLT is a more modern procedure that is also highly effective at eliminating varicose veins and spider veins. Instead of using an irritating solution, we use a laser to transmit thermal energy into the walls of the dysfunctional veins. This leads to their eventual collapse and absorption by your body. As with sclerotherapy, the blood that once flowed through the treated vein will be reabsorbed by nearby blood vessels.