A treatment for veins which have become enlarged and twisted commonly referred to as varicose or spider veins, microphleboctomy is a procedure which removes varicose veins by means of a small incision. Highly effective in the treatment of superficial, small to medium sized varicose veins, the defective veins are removed through a micro- incision under local anesthesia.
Varicose veins are caused by valves which no longer work resulting in the blood flowing backwards and veins becoming engorged and occur with the most frequency in leg veins because of the pressure from standing or weight gain. Minimally invasive and highly effective, microphleboctomy treatments clear the veins in one, one hour treatment with no down time despite the use of incisions.
A common spider vein treatment is Endovenous laser treatment, referred to as EVLT or laser ablation. Revered for its high success rates in the treatment of saphenous veins, this treatment has the added advantage of causing minimal bruising and discomfort to the patient.
Using ultrasound technology to map the defective veins, a local anesthetic is applied to begin the treatment. Lasers use a hyper-focused light to zero in on blood pigment and shut down the damaged vein, without harming nearby tissues. The body reabsorbs the freshly lasered vein and it completely disappears.
Endovenous laser ablation treatments have a success rate of over 98%, and the majority of treatments take less than one hour to complete. Results are visible one month or so after treatment.
Patients who have multiple varicose veins of varying degrees of severity can opt to combine Microphleboctomy and EVLT. Both treatments are highly effective, safe, and non-invasive.
One of the greatest advantages of combining treatments is being able to resolve all varicose veins in only one visit resulting in faster relief of symptoms.
Most practitioners begin by treating the larger more problematic veins with EVLT, then wrapping the treatment up by treating small superficial veins using Microphleboctomy. Not only is combining these two spider vein treatment procedures highly effective, but there is no down time involved allowing patients to return to their routines uninterrupted.
Contrary to popular misconceptions, varicose veins are not simply a cosmetic problem. While it is indeed true that people who suffer from varicose veins tend to hide them under clothing because they are unsightly, if left untreated these unsightly veins get progressively worse and can cause sufferers cramping in the legs when standing for long periods of time, itching, changes to the skin, pain, swelling, and leg fatigue.
Undergoing EVLT, Microphleboctomy, or a combination of both treatments can alleviate the pain and symptoms caused by spider veins, as well as restore the youthfulness in the appearance of the affected area. These treatments have short recovery times and patients can return to everyday activities within a short period of time of being treated.
Patients may be encouraged to take daily walks to promote circulation to the treated areas and minimize the risk for new varicose veins to form.
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