You’ve tried it all — propping up your legs on a pillow, using compression stockings, and even losing weight, but nothing seems to work. Your varicose veins are still visible and at times, causing you discomfort. Varicose veins are common in both men and women. Although they are common, you don’t have to live with them!
What Can You Do?
At Premier Vein Clinic in Knoxville, we offer the following vein treatment options:
Usually recommended for those with spider veins or small varicose veins, the procedure involves the injection of a solution called sclerosant. The sclerosant irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to collapse and stick together. Eventually, it turns into scar tissue that fades over time.
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy
It is an outpatient procedure developed by dermatologic surgeons to remove superficial veins. It is a minimally-invasive procedure that can be done in a physician’s office. Using local anesthesia, the surgeon creates a small slit-like incision on the affected site to remove the diseased vein in tiny sections.
- Endovenous laser therapy
This is another minimally-invasive procedure for varicose veins. The diseased vein is treated through laser energy delivered through a small puncture in the leg. The laser heats and closes the vein, causing blood to be naturally re-routed to healthy veins. Endovenous laser therapy is typically done in a doctor’s office. There is no surgery or hospitalization involved, and the procedure usually last about an hour. Generally, patients can resume to their regular activities the following day.
The winter season is the perfect time to get vein treatment! If you’re tired of living with painful and unsightly varicose veins, Premier Vein Clinic in Knoxville is offering FREE vein screening by appointment for a limited time! Call (865) 588-8229 or request your free screening online today.