Newest Vein Treatments That Can Help Remove Problem Veins
Good news! There are some new vein treatments that can help those suffering from different vein conditions.
In 2015, the FDA approved a new system that seals varicose veins in the legs with an adhesive. Called VenaSeal, this treatment is the first of its kind to use an adhesive to seal the veins. During a VenaSeal procedure, a catheter is inserted into the vein. A surgical adhesive is then injected, which then hardens into a solid state.
In addition to VenaSeal, today’s current vein treatments are considered an advancement from the traditional vein stripping of yester-year. At St. Louis Laser Vein Center, we are experienced in these cutting-edge vein treatments.
Understanding Varicose Veins
While there are different treatments available, it is important to understand the causes of varicose veins. Varicose veins are actually a vein disease caused by vein reflux. This is a condition that occurs when the valves in the veins start to break down or work less effectively. When these veins stop working effectively, blood will start to back up and/or pool, thus causing the appearance of varicose veins.
Endovenous Laser Ablation/RFA
This is one of the best alternatives to traditional vein stripping. During the procedure, a small fiber or probe is inserted into the damaged vein. Pulses of light or energy is then delivered into the vein. This energy cause the vein to collapse and seal up. This procedure is quite comfortable and no long recovery time is required.
Sclerotherapy treatments are generally used to treat varicose veins that are located deeper in the body. During this procedure, a small catheter is placed into the vein using ultrasound guidance. A liquid or foam sclerosant is then injected into the vein.
St. Louis Laser Vein Center
At the St. Louis Laser Vein Center, Dr. Thomas Wright and his staff are at the cutting edge of diagnosing and treating all types of vein disease. Dr. Wright says, “It is important to understand the vein disease may not always be a cosmetic issue. It is important that each case is diagnosed and treated individually, before vein disease can progress to a potentially serious medical condition.”
If you want to know more about vein issues, whether it is spider veins or something more serious, we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation. We will answer all your questions and help you get on the way to healthy veins!