Do the twisty, protruding varicose veins on your legs cause you to hide your skin? You are not alone, but unfortunately, this vascular condition does not often go away on its own. At Rosen Vein Care, we specialize in minimally invasive varicose vein treatments with maximum results.
Located in Northbrook, Illinois, Rosen Vein Care is led by Dr. David Ian Rosen. Schedule a consultation and find out how Dr. Rosen can clear your varicose veins safely and effectively without extensive surgery.
What are Varicose Veins?
Primarily found in the legs and feet, varicose veins appear as blue, bulging or twisted vessels that protrude from the surface of the skin. This vascular insufficiency develops when blood pools in the veins as it is being pumped from the lower body back to the heart against gravity, causing the veins to bulge and twist. Although varicose veins can cause symptoms in some patients, others choose to them removed for aesthetic reasons.
How are Varicose Veins Treated?
At Rosen Vein Care, we have multiple treatments available for the safe and effective treatment of two types of varicose veins:
- Superficial varicose veins: Varicose veins that are visible just below the surface of the skin.
- Deeper varicose veins: Larger veins, also referred to as “feeder veins” that can be challenging to target and treat effectively
Varicose Vein Treatments
Using ultrasound guidance for accuracy and precision, Dr. Rosen will create a tiny incision in the leg and insert a thin, delicate laser fiber through a segment of the affected vein. From there, a medicated solution is injected and the vein is gently heat-sealed shut. The vein is then permanently closed off and is naturally removed by the body.
Similar to endovenous laser ablation, ClariVein®, or MOCA, is inserted through a sterile IV process. After being accurately guided into the affected vein using ultrasound imaging, this advanced technology gently rotates at a high speed, delivering a medicated chemical that causes the vein walls to stick together, permanently closing it and rerouting blood through healthier vessels.
Designed to treat some types of superficial veins, sclerotherapy is a quick, easy treatment where a medicated sodium chloride solution is injected directly into the vein, disrupting the lining of the vessel walls and causing it to clot. The vein then turns to scar tissue that is gradually removed by the body and replaced with healthy tissue. Not all varicose veins can be treated with sclerotherapy, and Dr. Rosen will advise you during your consultation if this treatment option is available to you.
During your consultation with Dr. Rosen, your individual condition will be evaluated, and the best treatment with the least amount of downtime will be recommended for your varicose veins. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out more about our varicose vein treatments and regain confidence in your skin.