No one likes to have spider veins. However, spider veins are considered to be completely harmless. The only problem is that they are unsightly. Varicose veins, on the other hand, can present a variety of problems to the individual who has them. Individuals who have varicose veins usually report having heavy, tired legs. At times, they may have a burning sensation in their legs or experience different types of pain because of the varicose veins. Some individuals even have cramps at night that stop them from sleeping because of the varicose veins.
Smaller varicose veins that are located close to the top of the skin can usually be treated using the relatively non-invasive sclerotherapy. This is a process that involves injecting a solution into the vein, which will cause it to collapse and eventually be absorbed into the body. However, this non-invasive treatment is not recommended for large varicose veins.
Endovenous laser treatment is a great option for individuals who are dealing with large varicose veins. The basic treatment involves passing a laser fiber through a thin tube directly into the problematic vein. A physician will watch on a screen as the catheter and small camera are injected into the vein. Many individuals comment on the fact that endovenous laser treatment is much less uncomfortable and requires less recovery time than other forms of varicose vein treatment, including vein ligation and stripping.
You may be wondering if you are a good candidate for endovenous laser treatment. If you are dealing with large varicose veins, it is a good idea for you to schedule a consultation with us. We will be able to closely examine your varicose veins and help you decide if this treatment is right for you. One of the reasons why this treatment is becoming more and more popular is because of its success rate. It has been estimated that it works on 94 out of 100 patients who undergo the treatment.
Individuals who have used endovenous laser treatment have had great results. First, they no longer have the uncomfortable physical pain and other symptoms. Second, they feel much more confident in their appearance. When summer rolls around, they do not feel embarrassed while wearing shorts or a swimsuit. Visit Advanced Vein Center in South Portland to learn about all of the ins and outs of this procedure. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for endovenous laser treatment.