What are the Most Effective Treatments for Varicose Veins? Vein Doctor Answers

June 28, 2019
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What are the Most Effective Treatments for Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are large swollen veins that protrude out of the surface of the skin and follow a twisted and knotted pattern. They occur when your veins dilate due to the accumulation of blood caused as a result of a chronic condition known as venous insufficiency. Varicose veins also cause pain and discomfort and may be accompanied by leg heaviness, frequent cramps, muscle pains, throbbing veins, and restless legs.

However, there’s nothing to panic about. Venous insufficiency affects approximately 30% of all adults in various forms and around 50% of all women. Furthermore, varicose veins affects at least 20% of all people at some point in their lives. It can be easily treated with a number of minimally invasive and non-surgical vein treatment procedures.

But just because varicose veins can be easily treated, doesn’t mean you can delay treatment. Venous insufficiency is a chronic condition, which means that it gets progressively worse. If you leave it untreated, varicose veins will soon dilate so much that the smallest of scratches or bumps will lead to severe and unstoppable bleeding for which you’ll be hospitalized. Furthermore, untreated venous insufficiency can also lead to skin diseases, discoloration of the skin, leg ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis.

That’s why you should seek treatment from a reputable spider vein and varicose vein treatment center near your location as fast as possible. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most effective treatments for varicose veins.

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency Ablation is minimally invasive and non-surgical procedure that uses heat or thermal energy to treat vein disease. During the procedure, the vein doctor first creates an incision on the thighs and inserts a thin catheter under ultrasound guidance. Once the catheter is lodged into the diseased vein, the doctor activates it to heat the vein walls and eventually collapse the diseased vein, which hardens into scar tissue and gradually disappears. The accumulated blood reroutes to healthier veins so it can start circulating again.

Endovenous Laser Ablation

Endovenous Laser Ablation is a minimally invasive and non-surgical procedure that uses laser energy to treat vein disease. During the procedure, the vein doctor guides a catheter and a laser fiber into the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance. Once it’s in place, the doctor injects an anesthetic fluid along the lengths of the diseased vein in order to protect the surrounding tissues. Following that, the laser fiber is activated to generate an inflammatory reaction that destroys the diseased vein and restores blood circulation to the heart. This procedure, however, may cause soreness after the treatment because of the several anesthetic injections.

VenaSeal

VenaSeal is a new advanced varicose vein treatment that is non-surgical, non-invasive, non-anesthetic, and non-thermal. The procedure is simple — the vein doctor injects a medical adhesive into the diseased vein in order to fuse the vein walls together and restore blood circulation to the heart. This is the most minimally invasive treatment available and it has an incredibly high 99% success rate. The only drawback with this vein treatment procedure is that it’s not yet covered by insurance providers so you’ll have to pay for it out of pocket.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive and non-surgical procedure for spider veins and superficial varicose veins. During this procedure, the vein doctor injects a sclerosant solution into the blood vessels to irritate the vein walls and make them stick to each other. The veins close down and turn to scar tissues, eventually getting absorbed by the body. This procedure only treats the surface spider veins or superficial varicose and not the underlying venous insufficiency. As such, it’s either used after the primary varicose vein treatment or if you only have superficial varicose veins without underlying venous insufficiency.

Home Treatment for Varicose Veins

The only way to permanently treat varicose veins is through effective medical treatments that destroy or collapse the underlying diseased saphenous vein. However, there are a number of home treatment for varicose veins that can minimize some of the worst symptoms of varicose veins and help ease the discomfort.

Compression Stockings

Compression stockings are tight stockings that apply pressure on your blood vessels in order to push the accumulated blood towards the heart. This helps temporarily reduce the volume of accumulated blood in your legs, which makes you feel lighter and better.

Exercise

Activities that engage your calf muscles — running, yoga, swimming, cycling — encourage blood circulation to the heart because the calf muscles push the accumulated blood along. This also relieves some of the pressure and you feel more comfortable.

Elevate your Legs

When you’re sitting down for long stretches of time, you should elevate your legs over the position of your heart. Vein disease and varicose veins happen because gravity pushes your blood down to collect in your leg veins. As such, you can elevate your legs to help facilitate blood circulation back to your heart.

Seek Medical Advice Now

Vein Treatment Clinic is the best spider veins and varicose veins treatment center available. We have some of the world’s best varicose vein specialists and we also give you access to the best and most effective treatments for varicose veins such as radiofrequency ablation, laser ablation, venaseal, and sclerotherapy. Vein disease advances at a rapid pace so you should hurry up and seek medical advice now.

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Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. While Dr. Khimani treats a variety of patients experiencing varicose vein problems, she also sub-specializes in the treatment of vein disease in women, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy related spider and varicose veins.

If you have varicose veins and spider veins, suffer from leg cramps, leg swelling, or restless leg syndrome, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center NYC. Most procedures are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us and get verified today.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

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Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | Double Certified
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DIPLOMAT-CERTIFIED
Dr. Simon Smith is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Vein Disease Specialist currently serving patients at the Vein Treatment Clinic in Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Smith is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs. By utilizing advanced vein treatment techniques, Dr. Simon is able to customize a plan specific to each patient, helping them avoid complicated surgeries and unnecessary downtime. With Dr. Simon minimally invasive procedures, patients are able to return to normal activities right after.

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Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi oversees all Vein Treatment Centers in New Jersey – ensuring that each patient receives the highest level of care possible for their vein disease. Having received training from Yale Medical School, Dr. Siddiqi proudly offers the latest technology available for spider and varicose vein treatments at his office in Wayne, NJ and Clifton, NJ.

Dr. Siddiqi's work with minimally invasive techniques was recognized by his peers in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2017 and he was also voted as one of the Top Vein Doctors in New Jersey.

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Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

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Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Carly Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. Dr. Guthrie is a double Board-Certified vein specialist, and is regarded as one of the top interventional ultrasonographers in the country. In her years of training and on staff at Harvard, she worked with the top venous specialists in the world, attending some of the most complex cases. Her areas of expertise include radiofrequency ablation using ultrasound guidance, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and the newly approved VenaSeal technique for treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

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Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

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Dr. Calvin Jung

VEIN SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Calvin Jung is a double Board Certified Venous Specialist, serving as director and clinical trainer for
the Vein Treatment Centers in Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive techniques for spider veins and varicose vein removal, completely avoiding the need for surgical procedures or any unnecessary downtime. Dr. Jung's focus is on restoring patients back to health so that they can enjoy the activities they love most.

Vein treatments at our Texas spider vein clinic are often covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us today to verify yours!

Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. If you have varicose veins or lower extremity pain, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center New York.
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Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Caroline
Novak MD

Double Certified
Northwestern University
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Certified spider vein specialist in Paramus & Clifton NJ. She is well known for performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area.
Read more >>

Simon
Smith MD

DIPLOMAT- CERTIFIED
DREXEL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Dr. Simon Smith is the best varicose vein doctor in Wayne, NJ. He is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Faisal
Siddiqi MD

DOUBLE CERTIFIED
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi is the medical director for the Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey. Because of his level of expertise in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins, Dr. Siddiqi is part of the select group of NJ Top Doctors, and he sees patients regularly at the Vein Treatment Center in Wayne and Clifton NJ.
Read more >>

Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Read more >>

Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.
Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.
Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

DOUBE CERTIFIED
NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>
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