Are you dealing with unwanted varicose veins? There is good news in that the varicose veins in your legs can be removed, and you have several options for treatment. It is important to have your veins tested and diagnosed before a varicose vein treatment is selected. During a consultation with our specialist at Canada Vein Clinics, your veins can be evaluated and the right treatment may be prescribed.
Varicose veins affect more women than men. This is partly because pregnancy and other hormonal issues contribute to weakness in the veins. However, both men and women can develop them.
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for varicose veins and the smaller spider veins. Some of the most common treatments are:
- Sclerotherapy is a treatment that involves the injection of a special solution into the affected vein. This solution irritates the vein wall and weakens the tiny valves inside the vein that help push the blood along. When this happens, the vein will collapse and the blood will flow through a healthier vein. You may be asked to wear compression stockings for a set amount of time after the treatment.
- Laser varicose vein treatment is also very popular. During this treatment, laser light is used to shrink the vein, causing it to eventually disappear from view. This is a minimally-invasive procedure that is performed in the comfort of our office. Only a topical anesthetic is used, and no invasive surgery is involved.
- Mini-phlebectomy is often used to treat larger varicose veins that are unable to be treated with sclerotherapy. During this procedure, tiny incisions are made in the skin. This allows for special hook-like tools to be inserted in order to gently remove the problematic vein from the area of treatment.
These are just some of the most popular procedures used to treat varicose veins. During a consultation at Canada Vein Clinics, you can learn about all of your options for varicose vein treatment, including which procedure is best for you. There are several safe and effective treatments that can help you to have smooth legs again.
For your convenience, Canada Vein Clinics has offices in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans, Kawartha Lakes, Halifax, Dartmouth and Moncton. We invite you to schedule a consultation at one of our locations to learn more about how your varicose veins can be treated. Don’t spend another day covering up your legs due to varicose veins. Contact us today to book an appointment!