Venous insufficiency is much more common than you might think, and it’s a condition that can occur from wear and tear on the body. The tissues within your body are altered by the natural aging process, and the circulatory system within your body is subjected to significantly more stress than any other bodily system. When veins stop working correctly, you can end up with varicose veins.
You might find that walking has started to become painful, and you may have trouble carrying out daily activities. A lack of movement can cause weight gain, and once you’ve become overweight, you’re at an even greater risk for developing varicose veins.
If you’re dealing with venous insufficiency, then you can benefit from a mini-phlebectomy. The procedure is minimally-invasive and only requires micro-incisions.
How a Mini-Phlebectomy Works
It’s best to think of a mini-phlebectomy as an alternative treatment for varicose veins. Depending on the status of your condition, it should be able to effectively treat your varicose veins.
Many patients believe that the only option to get rid of varicose veins is vein stripping, and fortunately, this isn’t true. Several alternative treatment options can help to close problematic veins. During a mini-phlebectomy, a topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area.
Next, we’ll make tiny incisions in your skin, and the problem area will be treated. With two tiny micro-incisions, we’re able to insert small tools and use ultrasound for guidance.
Once we’ve found the best point to remove the varicose veins, the tools are used to gently and carefully bring the veins to the surface. Since the procedure is minimally-invasive, it doesn’t require stitches or scarring.
When the procedure is finished, compression stockings should be worn. Also, to increase blood circulation, we usually recommend light walking.
Is it Right for Me?
If you’re considering this procedure, you should understand the benefits. Many patients choose to get a mini-phlebectomy because they’re avoiding uncomfortable surgery. Invasive procedures can cause a lot of discomfort, so if you want to avoid this, you can choose a mini-phlebectomy.
By removing problematic varicose veins, a mini-phlebectomy helps to improve circulation and alleviate pain, and the greatest benefit that it has to offer is the reduction in appearance of varicose veins.
The procedure has a high success rate, and it’s ideal for patients who’re in the earliest stages of venous insufficiency. A mini-phlebectomy works well for removing veins that are too large for sclerotherapy treatment. Invasive treatment options for varicose veins can cause hyperpigmentation, which is why many patients choose to get a mini-phlebectomy.
If you’re dealing with varicose veins and want to do something about it, you can benefit from this procedure. Make an appointment at Canada Vein Clinics to learn more about a mini-phlebectomy. For your convenience, we have locations in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans, Kawartha Lakes, Halifax, Dartmouth and Moncton. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!