3. What are the different varicose vein treatments?
There are a few treatment options for varicose veins. Among the treatments available are, but not limited to:
Sclerotherapy – Sclerotherapy is a non-invasive, safe, and effective varicose vein treatment. During the treatment, a solution will be injected into each of the affected veins, gradually causing them to collapse and fade away. The vein is reabsorbed by the body and is no longer visible through the skin.
Laser Treatment (Endovenous Laser Treatment) – Laser treatment on varicose veins safely obliterates the vein by delivering bursts of high-intensity light, closing the vein, and causing it to fade away without harming the surrounding skin.
Surgery – If varicose veins are large, they may need to be surgically removed. This procedure is done under general anesthetic and involves two incisions. The first incision is made near the groin, at the top of the target vein, and the second is made further down the leg. The top of the vein will be tied up and sealed, and a thin, flexible thread is inserted through the bottom of the vein and pulled out, taking the vein with it.