Varicose Vein Treatment Options

Why should you have your varicose veins treated?

Varicose veins are most often just a cosmetic problem. But varicose veins do carry the risk of developing into more serious health complications like blood clots or ulcers. That’s why it’s important to have varicose veins properly treated. And at Rosen Vein Care, you’ll find several effective treatment options for your varicose veins.

What are my varicose vein treatment options?

Each case of varicose veins can be slightly different, so the first step is to determine the best course of action for each patient’s needs. This is done using a venous ultrasound (Doppler) study. The Doppler study is used to diagnose varicose veins and create a customized treatment plan.

Once diagnosed, varicose vein treatments include:

This type of varicose vein treatment uses a tiny needle to deliver a chemical that causes permanent closure of the vein. The chemical used is called sodium tetradecyl sulfate (STS), which has been in use since the 1940s and is popular among physicians for its safety and effectiveness, especially for smaller and twistier veins.

The procedure takes around 30 minutes and is performed by Dr. Rosen himself. Compression stockings are then worn until the next treatment session. You will begin to see the veins gradually disappear over the course of a few months.

This minimally-invasive procedure heat seals the affected veins with a laser to restore proper blood flow. It works much like receiving an IV.

Ultrasound guidance is used to deliver a small fiber to the affected area of the vein and once in place, a local anesthetic is released. Then the laser is turned on and the heat seals the vein closed.

The anesthetic protects the patient from any pain, and you’ll see the cosmetic benefits while your symptoms resolve within weeks.

A specific type of sclerotherapy, ClariVein® uses a special catheter with a rotating tip to inject the problematic vein with a chemical agent that helps close off the varicose vein.

Dr. Rosen was among the first doctors in the area to perform this procedure, which is FDA-approved, safe, and virtually pain-free.

VenaSeal® involves an adhesive glue that is used to seal off varicose veins and re-route the blood back to the heart in another way. VenaSeal® is delivered to the affected area with a catheter in much the same way as ClariVein®.

VenaSeal® is FDA-approved and no anesthetic is even needed.

Is there a recovery time after varicose vein treatment?

There is no recovery time necessary following varicose vein treatment and patients are free to resume normal activities like work and exercise immediately following the procedure. Only local anesthetics are needed to treat varicose veins at Rosen Vein Care, if at all.

Contact us today to learn how Dr. Rosen and his team can help rid you of your varicose veins and restore the look of your skin.