If you’re like most who are living with varicose veins, it’s likely you’ve been avoiding wearing shorts or skirts since those large, purple veins began popping up. It’s true that varicose veins are a cosmetic problem, but treating them is about more than just their appearance.
Why do they occur?
Varicose veins occur as a result of weakened valves and veins in your legs. It’s common for them to appear because of aging, pregnancy, obesity, a family history of varicose veins, or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing.
Premier Vein Clinics Can Help!
Varicose veins are not just ugly to look at. They can also be a great source of discomfort. They can cause achy or heavy feeling in the legs, throbbing and muscle cramping, pain especially after prolonged sitting or standing, and itching around the affected sites.
You don’t have to live with these veins forever. Premier Vein Clinics in Knoxville can help. We have a team of well-experienced vein experts who can get rid of your varicose veins so you can love your legs again!
We offer the following varicose vein treatment options:
Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves the administration of a solution on the small and large spider veins. This solution causes these veins to swell, collapse, and fade over time.
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy
Usually recommended for medium to large veins, ambulatory phlebectomy is another in-office minimally-invasive procedure. In this procedure, the veins close to the skin’s surface are removed using a special tool – a small knitting needle-like hook. Little or no down time is required for this procedure that only uses local anesthesia.
- Endovenous Laser Therapy
Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) is a procedure usually recommended for large veins. It introduces laser energy in a small puncture in the leg. The laser heats and closes the vein, causing the blood to be re-routed to other healthy veins.
- Radiofrequency Ablation Endovenous Therapy
In radiofrequency ablation endovenous therapy, the vein specialist inserts a tiny catheter through a small incision below the knee where a short burst of radiofrequency energy is introduced into the diseased vein. This causes the vein to shrink, re-routing the blood to healthy veins. Like EVLT, this is an ultrasound-guided procedure.
To find out which treatment option is most suitable for you, call us at (865) 588-8229 to schedule your FREE vein screening.