could only be treated via major surgery called “vein stripping.” This painful procedure involves making small incisions and physically pulling veins out of the body. Fortunately, tremendous advancements have been made in
venous insufficiency treatments
and you now have many safe, painless, non-invasive options available to you. If you suffer from
varicose veins in Libertyville
and need relief from your leg pain, consider the following non-invasive treatments:
This procedure destroys varicose veins by injecting them with a solution called sclerosant, which destroys the vein, causes it to collapse, and forces blood to reroute to healthy veins. The collapsed veins are eventually destroyed by your body and disappear. This procedure works best on smaller varicose veins closer to the skin’s surface (a.k.a.
) or to improve leg appearance. Another procedure called foam sclerotherapy turns the sclerosant into foam before injection. Because the foam can cover a larger area than liquid, this treatment works best on larger varicose veins.
With this treatment, radio waves are applied to the walls of the varicose vein. Using an ultrasound for visual assistance, a doctor inserts a wire catheter that is passed along the vein, applying radio-frequency energy as it moves. The vein wall heats up, thickens, and contracts, eventually reabsorbing into the body and disappearing. A numbing solution applied to the vein makes this procedure relatively pain-free.
Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
This procedure is similar to radio-frequency ablation, except it uses laser technology instead of radio waves. A hot laser fiber tip passes through the afflicted vein by way of a catheter, sealing the vein via laser as it moves along. The vein shrinks and is gradually reabsorbed into the body. This procedure is ideal for varicose veins deep in the leg.
With each procedure, recovery time is quick and discomfort is minimal. If you are experiencing leg pain caused by varicose veins, call Libertyville’s leading vein clinic,
Advanced Vein and Laser Centre
. We offer several minimally invasive treatments for patients with varicose veins and spider veins in the Libertyville area. Safe, effective, and performed in the comfort of our offices, the vein treatments at Advanced Vein and Laser Centre will have you back on your feet the very next day. To speak with a doctor about non-invasive treatments for varicose veins in Libertyville, please
Contact Us Online
or call 847.367.4040.