It is not always necessary to treat varicose and spider veins in the legs. If they do not cause discomfort or bother you aesthetically, you may simply ignore them. However, if your varicose veins cause pain or your spider veins are embarrassing you, we recommend that you have them treated via a professional leg vein treatment before they cause problems that are more serious. According to the National Institute of Health, about 60 percent of the population suffers from some kind of vein disorder, of which 25 percent are men.
When you have a consultation with our vein specialist at Canada Vein Clinics, you may learn about the different treatments we have for leg veins. Before starting other treatments, we may recommend some self-care treatments to do for a set amount of time. Self-care treatments may include wearing compression stockings, getting enough exercise and not standing or sitting for long periods. When these measures don’t work, we may recommend a leg vein treatment at our office.
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment that involves injecting a special solution directly into the affected vein. This irritates the vein wall and the tiny valves that help push the blood to the heart, causing the vein to collapse. Sclerotherapy has been used to treat small and medium-sized veins for decades.
Another treatment that safely destroys the vein is laser therapy. In this treatment, laser energy is used to heat the problematic vein. The heat destroys the vein and it collapses. From there, the body takes over and naturally eliminates the vein over time.
At Canada Vein Clinics, we know that leg vein treatment is not one-size-fits-all. The right treatment for you may be different than the right treatment for someone else in a similar situation. As such, other treatment options at our office include ClariVein®, VenaSeal™ and mini-phlebectomy. After your treatment, you may be asked to wear compression stockings for a set amount of time to promote healing.
Not all varicose and spider veins need treatment, but if you have any uncomfortable symptoms or if you are sick and tired of their appearance, learning about your leg vein treatment options can benefit you. Canada Vein Clinics has offices in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans, Kawartha Lakes, Halifax, Dartmouth and Moncton. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about your treatment options.