What is Varicose Vein Stripping?

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If you are suffering from varicose veins, you have a few options for treatment. One of the most common treatments you might be recommended is a treatment called varicose vein stripping. This surgical procedure completely removes the varicose veins from your impacted area, usually around the legs and thighs. Most patients will typically know they have varicose veins by the deep blue, purple, and red colors of the vein. Varicose vein stripping is effective at preventing the veins from coming back. Here is what you need to know about this varicose vein treatment:

How Varicose Veins are Caused

Varicose veins typically occur when the valves of the leg veins stop to function properly and prevent blood from flowing back up the body. When this happens, your blood can begin to pool in the veins in and around your legs, which will eventually result in pain and swelling.

Reason to Get Varicose Vein Stripping

Varicose vein stripping is typically recommended when patients begin to experience more severe symptoms such as constant pain, skin ulcers, blood clots, and bleeding from the veins. Patients can also request varicose vein stripping if they wish to fix the cosmetic appearance of the veins.

How Varicose Vein Stripping Works

As mentioned, varicose vein stripping works by surgically removing any varicose veins from your impacted area. Technicians will use ultrasound technology to help pinpoint the nonworking valves and map out your veins. Once everything has been mapped out, you may be ready to go with varicose vein stripping.

Following Your Procedure

Most varicose vein stripping procedures will take between 60 to 90 minutes; patients are able to return home that same day. The more complicated your condition, the longer the procedure can take. A small incision will be made along the affected area where cosmetic surgeons will surgically remove the damaged veins. Most patients will require 2 to 4 weeks for a full recovery after the procedure. While some individuals may experience some discomfort, this can easily be treated with over the counter pain medication.

Varicose Vein Stripping with the Laser Vein Center

If you are ready to treat your varicose veins, make sure you contact the Laser Vein Center for the best in care. Our no-obligation consultation will walk you through how varicose vein treatment works and if you are an ideal patient for vein treatment. Call today and see how we can treat your varicose veins!