Endovenous laser treatment. This treatment is a minimally invasive ultrasound-guided technique used for treating varicose veins using laser energy that sends a thin beam of light to block off the vein.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are damaged superficial veins. They are a result of weakened or damaged valves, causing blood to pool. While there may not be a direct cause of these veins, they may be impacted by:
- Genetics or hereditary
- Jobs that require extended periods of standing or sitting
While veins may not immediately present symptoms, over time they may become swollen or uncomfortable.
What Could I Expect from a Varicose Vein Treatment?
There are a variety of varicose vein treatment options available. The general goal of these treatments is to address the improper blood flow within these veins. While stripping or completely removing the vein is a previous popular vein treatment, most vein treatments create a block in the vein to stop the blood flow.
Potential varicose vein treatment options may include:
- Chemical injections
- Laser treatments
- Radiofrequency energy treatments
- Using adhesive to seal the vein
All of these treatments are non-surgical, and minimally invasive in nature. The typically short treatments are performed in our Tennessee office, and there is no downtime associated with the process. You should be able to resume your normal daily activities.
Results achieved will vary with each varicose vein treatment utilized and for each person treated. While initial results may be visible shortly after treatment, a regular series of treatments may be recommended to achieve the best results. The results are intended to be long-lasting.
Could I Benefit from Vein Treatment?
Most generally healthy adults who are frustrated with the impacts of varicose veins may be able to benefit from one of our treatment options. It may be time to consider a varicose vein treatment if you commonly experience:
- Bulging veins that are enlarged or twisted
- Itchy skin around veins
- Leg aches or cramps
- Pain after standing or sitting for extended periods of time
- Skin discoloration or hardening
- Skin ulcers (especially around the ankles)
A consultation with our professional staff in Memphis can help determine which if our varicose vein treatment options could benefit you. They will discuss your health, evaluate the veins, and discuss your treatment preferences to help you determine your unique treatment plan.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Frustrated with the impact varicose veins are having on your daily life? Contact us today at Zenith Health & Aesthetics and schedule your consultation to learn more about your varicose vein treatment options. Phillip T. Zeni, Jr., M.D., FSIR, and his professional staff proudly serve you from Memphis, Tennessee. We look forward to helping you find relief from uncomfortable or unwanted veins.