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Vein Removal

Vein Removal Treatment Options to Treat Varicose (or Spider) Veins

 

In most cases, varicose veins are not a serious health threat. More often than not, it is the unsightly nature of these veins that cause people to seek treatment. That said, varicose veins can cause discomfort, including skin problems, itching, pain, or burning sensations, or be a precursor to more serious conditions, such as blood clots, so seeking the advice of a healthcare professional is recommended. The first treatment options usually involve lifestyle changes and the use of compression stockings, but vein removal is also an option.

 

Why consider a vein removal procedure?

As mentioned, varicose veins can cause extreme discomfort, which can affect the quality of your life. In such a case, you may consider medical intervention. However, it might also simply be to remove the unsightly marks on your legs, which could lead to self-confidence issues.

 

Vein removal methods

Nowadays, there are a number of treatment methods available to help one get rid of unsightly and/or problematic varicose veins. As a leading local treatment centre, The Gibson Vein Practice offers the following treatment options:

 

  • Sonar-guided treatment – This is a non-surgical procedure that makes use of a vascular sonar to identify the veins that require treatment, and allows for the deep treating of all affected veins.
  • Phlebectomy – This is a surgical method used to remove thickened and prominent varicose veins by making a skin prick no bigger than an injection puncture, and, with the use of ultra-fine instruments, to lift the affected veins through the skin and tie them off.
  • The “Button Ligation” method – This procedure has been pioneered and patented by The Gibson Vein The problematic veins are identified, marked and injected with glue, known as sclerosant. Buttons are used to tie off sclerosed large veins to prevent recurrence.
  • Sclerotherapy – An agent is injected into the affected veins, causing the veins to become “sticky”. The varicose veins shrink, and are slowly absorbed by the body.
  • Endovenous laser – Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is performed under local anaesthesia. Using Ultrasound Guidance, a needle is inserted into the affected veins in order to eventually allow the insertion of a Micron Laser Fibre. There is typically very little scarring and pain, and the patient can resume work the following day.

 

Which vein removal method is the right one for you?

 

The ideal treatment method depends on your age, the severity of your condition, as well as your health status.

 

To find out more about your vein removal options, contact The Gibson Vein Practice for more information.

 

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Sources:

https://varicoseveins.co.za/

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/surgery-for-varicose-veins

 

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