Are you one of the people that suffer from varicose veins? Well, you be in luck because there are many possible treatments. Some of these treatments have just recently become widely known. Varicose vein removal is one of the options that you can consider for your conditions.
Many people with varicose veins only use compression stockings to provide relief. However, if this is not enough to relieve your symptoms, then you can resort to surgical removal. Smaller varicose veins can be removed using a technique called sclerotherapy.
There are common ways to remove varicose veins surgically. In fact, there are a number of different methods to surgically remove varicose veins. Some worry about the safety of these surgeries, but the blood supply in your legs will not be harmed with varicose vein surgery. This is because the blood will be redirected into the other healthy veins in your body. Deep and superficial surgeries can be done to treat varicose veins and relieve the symptoms.
- Vein Stripping – this method will allow the whole vein to be pulled out by way of incision close to the groin. A couple of cuts have to be made below the groin and behind the knee joint. In some cases the cut can also be made at the ankle.
- Phlebectomy – when you have varicose veins, you can undergo this type of surgery, which involves very small incisions or cuts just millimeters along the affected vein.
Alternative treatments are also available, such as radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, and transilluminated powered phlebectomy or Trivex. However, these more recent treatment methods may also have side effects, such as scarring and bruising. Complications such as infections or nerve damage are less common in these newer treatments than conventional surgery though.
Another varicose vein removal method is sclerotherapy. This includes the injecting of foam or liquid into the affected vein. The substance injected will damage the vein walls and will close it off. This method is generally used for treatment of small or medium-sized superficial varicose veins.
This procedure is very effective for treating varicose veins. In some cases, you may even find very small difference in the results between vein stripping and sclerotherapy.
Among the side effects of this procedure is the development of vein inflammation or phlebitis. Among 100 people that were tested, 10 of them developed this side effect. It was also found out that the skin where the injection was made could become slightly discolored.
Nevertheless, side effects like bruising or nerve damage is less common with sclerotherapy in comparison to vein surgery. Another advantage is that people can go back to their usual activities much sooner after undergoing sclerotherapy.
There is potential for future methods including the use of laser devices to be used to close off varicose veins. These methods would not make incisions in the skin. However, not enough research has been done to fully support this technique and we have not been able to determine how well the treatment would relieve the symptoms.
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