Are your varicose veins affecting your quality of life? Do they make you feel more self-conscious? Are you worried about the growing discomfort they make? Then you may want to consider seeking treatment for your varicose veins.
Treatment Options for Varicose Veins
Premier Vein Clinic of Knoxville offers the following treatment options for spider and varicose veins:
Usually recommended for small and large spider veins, sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive procedure that is done in the doctor’s office. It involves the use of a solution injected into the spider veins which cause them to swell, collapse, and fade away.
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy
If you have medium or large varicose veins, ambulatory phlebectomy could be recommended to you. In this procedure, our vein specialists remove superficial veins through small, slit-like incisions in the skin. Only local anesthesia is needed for this procedure.
Just like sclerotherapy, this is another minimally-invasive procedure that requires little to no downtime at all.
- Endovenous or Radio Frequency Laser Therapy
Endovenous or Radio Frequency laser treatment is usually recommended for larger varicose veins. It uses catheters, laser, and ultrasound to treat varicose veins. A local anesthetic is applied and the procedure can be completed within an hour.
Winter is the best time for varicose vein treatment
If you’d like to get rid of your varicose veins, winter is the best time to do it.
Why is winter the best time to do it?
- Varicose veins are more visible during the winter
Our blood circulation in the lower extremities depends greatly on our activities. During the winter season, we tend to get more sedentary, causing blood circulation to decrease too. Hence, varicose veins tend to be more visible in the colder season.
- Compression stockings are more comfortable to wear
After treatment, you would have to wear compression stockings to ensure successful results. Compression garments also help in ensuring good blood flow in the legs.
Colder season makes them more comfortable to wear.
- You have more time to prepare for summer
When you have your varicose veins removed during winter, you have ample time to deal with potential side effects of the treatment such as discoloration and bruising.
Get your legs ready for summer! Premier Surgical Vein Clinic is the only center in Knoxville with a team of board-certified vascular surgeons who are experts in diagnosing and treating issues with the veins and arteries. To request a free vein screening, call us at (865) 588-8229 or go online to https://www.premierveinclinics.com/vein-screening/.