What are the effective methods of Varicose Vein treatment in New Jersey?
One in two American women suffers from bulging, unsightly varicose veins. If you are that unfortunate person, you have probably been exploring various options to get rid of them. Some people swear that home remedies like apple cider vinegar and witch’s hazel. Others say that the only way to get rid of them is to have surgery to get them removed. What is effective, and what is actually needed? To understand this, you need to know a bit more about what causes varicose veins.
Causes and treatment of Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are generally caused by a deeper underlying problem – chronic venous insufficiency. Your leg veins have tiny valves in them. Normally, when blood in the veins moves upwards to the heart, these valves shut, so that the blood can’t fall back down into the leg. In CVS, however, these valves don’t work correctly, so that blood does fall back, increasing the amount of blood in your leg veins. The excess blood presses on the vein walls, causing them to expand under pressure, and become leaky. This gives them the bulging, tortuous appearance that you see in varicose veins. So the only solution that would actually work here is – remove the blood! Since that is not really possible on a permanent basis, vein doctors remove the entire vein with the defective valve, and the blood gets rerouted to the heart through healthier veins. ‘Removal’ sounds like surgery, right? But don’t worry! Modern technology has made it possible to get rid of the vein using other, minimally invasive options. Read on to find out more about these!
Minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options in New Jersey
1. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
This is perhaps the most commonly used technique for varicose veins. You will need a small anesthetic injection to numb the skin over your defective vein, and the vein doctor will then expose the vein by a small skin nick. A small radiofrequency catheter is then gently inserted into the vein, which, when activated, heats up and destroys the vein walls, which scar and seal off from blood flow.
2. Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA)
This is almost exactly similar to RFA, except that, a laser fiber is inserted instead of a catheter. This delivers laser energy which basically does the same thing and destroys the vein from within. This procedure may have slightly more peri-procedure discomfort than RFA, but basically gives the same results.
Although the previous two techniques are minimally invasive, you still need an injection and skin incision. However, if you who wish to avoid even these, Venaseal is an alternate option. This involves direct insertion of a catheter into your defective vein, under ultrasound guidance. The catheter is used to deliver drops of medicated glue throughout the length of the vein, which helps to seal it off from blood circulation.
Another recent, cutting edge technique, this method can also avoid anesthetic injections and incisions. This method was developed to harness the ease of sclerotherapy for larger veins. A tiny, scaled-down catheter that is filled with sclerosing agent is inserted under ultrasound imaging guidance into the vein. Inside the vein, the catheter begins to rotate, which distributes the sclerosing agent 360°, throughout the length of the vein. The entire vein scars and seals off.
A medicated solution, known as a sclerosing agent, is injected directly into your veins. The solution irritates the veins, causing them to scar and seal off. This technique can only be done for smaller veins that can directly be accessed through a syringe. This generally helps in sealing off smaller, residual veins, after one of the above procedures has been carried out.
This is again similar to the sclerotherapy procedure, but is employed for medium to large residual veins. In this technique, special medicated foam is injected into the defective vein, which allows the vein to scar and seal off.
Choosing among the above varicose vein treatments is not easy and it is best to leave that to an experienced varicose vein doctor. However, all the above treatment options above are minimally invasive, and require practically no down time – you can get it done during your lunch hour, and return to work the same day!
Vein Treatment Clinic: Offering convenient, cutting edge varicose vein treatment in New Jersey
The Vein Treatment Clinics in New Jersey offer the above advanced treatment options at the hands of the most experienced and skilled varicose vein doctors in New Jersey. Dr. Faisal Siddiqi, our medical director who oversees vein treatment at all the New Jersey Vein Treatment Clinics, was voted the top vein doctor in New Jersey. Dr. Simon Smith and Dr. Caroline Novak are highly skilled, board certified varicose vein experts who believe in personalized approach to vein care. All our vein specialists share one common goal – to eliminate your discomfort due to varicose veins and improve your quality of life.
When you consult at one of our vein treatment centers, you’ll be seen by one of our three top vein doctors, who will ask you about your medical history and examine your leg veins in detail. You may need an ultrasound to visualize the valves in your leg veins. Based on these findings, your vein doctor will customize a treatment plan to suit your needs.
The New Jersey Vein Treatment Clinics offer exemplary, state of the art vein treatment that is the norm at all vein centers under the VIP Medical Group. This group includes leading vein doctors in NJ NY, and other leading places in the United States. You can choose to schedule a consultation with any of our vein treatment clinics at these locations. Call us to take that step towards getting rid of your vein disease!