Unsightly spider veins and varicose veins on the legs are a problem for many people, and unfortunately they don’t go away on their own. If you do have a venous condition that’s affecting your legs, you may be wondering – How do I treat leg veins?Fortunately, there are now advanced techniques and therapies that can clear those leg veins away.
Spider veins and varicose veins are the two types of leg veins, but varicose veins are more common. They typically occur when the blood vessels become enlarged, and are usually red, blue, or purple in color.
If your leg veins are causing you discomfortsuch as burning, itching, or aching, you may need to have them treated. The choice of treatmentwill depend on the severity of thecondition, and the symptoms being experienced.
- Common treatments for leg veins include:
Endovenous Chemical Ablation: This is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a combination of ultrasound energy and sclerotherapy to treat varicose veinson the legs. The sclerosant or chemical irritant is injected into the veins, and is thenvisualized using ultrasound to ensure that all the veins that need treatment are addressed. The sclerosant irritates the problem veins, causing them to close off and collapse.
- Ambulatory phlebectomy. With this technique, the varicose veins are removed from the legs via tiny slit-like incisions that are made in the skin next to the vein. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, using local anesthesia. It takes about 60 minutes to treat one leg (read more).
Are you ready to treat those bothersome leg veins? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Albuquerque, NM, area Albuquerque Vein Center is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.albuquerquevein.com, or by calling 505-848-8346.