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Understanding Your Vein Treatment Options

Abnormal veins can affect your life in many ways. Depending on the specifics of your condition, you may experience discomfort, embarrassment, and low self-esteem. Fortunately, you can improve your condition and alleviate these symptoms with professional vein treatment from a qualified vascular surgeon.

About Abnormal Veins

Two primary types of abnormal veins exist varicose veins and spider veins. Each of these conditions presents differently. Spider veins typically appear as small blue, purple or red veins on the hands, face, neck, chest, or legs. These veins may appear in clusters and are easily visible from the surface of the skin.

Varicose veins are larger than spider veins and are most common in the legs. They often appear gnarled and swollen, and they may be raised. Varicose veins may also cause a number of symptoms, such as burning, cramping, itching, tingling, and more.

Conservative Treatment

If your condition is not severe, you may be able to treat it on your own with conservative treatment measures. Some at-home treatment methods may be beneficial, including wearing compression stockings, elevating your legs, and exercising regularly. If you are overweight, your condition may also improve with weight loss.

Professional Vein Treatment Options

If you cannot resolve your condition through conservative treatment, professional vein treatment may help. Treatments available at a vein clinic include:


This treatment method is most appropriate for small spider veins. It involves using radiofrequency energy delivered to the skin’s surface. VeinWaveTM produces minimal side effects and immediate results.

Laser Ablation

Laser ablation involves the use of a surface laser to heat abnormal veins. It works well for spider veins on the face and legs. This procedure results in less trauma and a shorter recovery than other options.

Endovenous Laser Therapy

Endovenous Laser Therapy uses laser energy to treat spider and varicose veins from the inside. A thin laser probe is inserted into the affected vein, and laser energy is administered to cause the vein to collapse and fade from view.

VenefitTM Procedure

This procedure delivers heat energy into affected veins using a catheter. Blood is then rerouted into healthier veins.


During microphlebectomy, a surgeon removes abnormal veins through small incisions in the skin. This procedure works well for larger varicose veins that cannot be treated using other methods.


Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a special solution into abnormal veins. This solution irritates the veins and causes them to collapse. Sclerotherapy can be performed with or without ultrasound guidance.

Making an Appointment

If you are interested in professional vein treatment, please get in touch with the Vein & Vascular Institute today.

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