Several advancements have been made in the current treatment of venous disorders throughout the last decade. More minimally invasive therapies are available than ever, and a classic vein therapy Katy such as vein stripping has been essentially supplanted by newer treatments that require less downtime and cause far less discomfort during recovery. Patients have significant cosmetic improvement and relief from the pain, hurting, cramping, numbness, itching, burning, edema, and fluid retention associated with venous insufficiency. Similarly, patients are astounded that the lower leg ulcers they have had for years might heal in weeks or months. Many patients are also relieved to discover that they may go about their everyday lives with considerably more ease.

1.      Endovenous laser therapy

The regular therapy for varicose veins is endovenous laser therapy (EVLT), which has replaced vein stripping. The surgeon uses local anesthesia in the location of the injured vein for this treatment. A laser probe put into the vein generates heat, which causes the vein wall to shrink and collapse. After that, blood is rerouted to healthier veins. You may have some bruising and tightness in the leg following EVLT, although these symptoms subside within a few days. You can resume your routine activities the next day; however, exercise and heavy lifting are not advised.

2.      Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy, reserved for minor varicose and spider veins, employs excellent needles to inject a sclerosing solution into the vein. Patients experience no discomfort and do not require anesthesia since the needle is so tiny. The material irritates the vein, causing it to collapse and absorb the chemical. Within a few weeks, the appearance of varicose or spider veins fades. A kind of sclerotherapy is ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. In such an operation, ultrasound imaging directs the surgeon to the injured vein, after which the sclerosing chemical is administered.

3.      Varithena

Varithena is the initial FCA-approved injectable foam therapy that corrects reflux in the saphenous veins while lowering the appearance of bulging veins and alleviating discomfort from throbbing, itching, achy, and painful vein disease, as described by many patients. Moreover, this treatment will improve the appearance and feel of your legs. It is commonly utilized with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and neighboring veins. Patients with varicose veins (whether or not they are painful or uncomfortable) are usually suitable candidates for this therapy.

4.      Microphlebectomy

Microphlebectomy is a surgical vein removal procedure that involves making a series of incisions across a problematic vein. The vein is then tied off and gradually removed, the incision is closed, and the Microphlebectomy site is wrapped for recovery. Microphlebectomy is the most efficient therapy for big varicose veins and the greatest alternative for people terrified of needles. However, you should accept the dangers and difficulties of general anesthesia, the possibility of irreversible nerve damage to the tiny nerves around the problem vein, and a potentially painful and protracted recovery time of up to six weeks.

With the current minimally invasive therapies, patients with varicose veins no longer have to fear significant surgery and weeks of rehabilitation to address the painful, bulging veins in their legs. However, like any surgical operation, varicose vein therapies include some risk, though complications are uncommon. These dangers, which may include infection, numbness, deep vein thrombosis, or phlebitis, will be discussed with a doctor. Call Elite Dermatology & The Oaks Plastic Surgery to schedule your meeting today to determine which vein therapy works for you.

By Alexander James

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