What to Do About Varicose Veins

What to Do About Varicose Veins

Most people don’t think very much about their veins, primarily because they’re not visible. But when a vein gets enlarged to the point that it creates noticeable bumps along the skin’s surface, that’s another story. These varicose veins are fairly common, too, affecting roughly 30% of the American population. 

The good news? At Neosculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center in Abilene, Texas, Nikunj Patel, MD, FACC, and our team provide a variety of treatments to eliminate varicose veins. As a vein removal specialist, Dr. Patel can find the right treatment for you. 

Let’s take a quick look at the five different vein removal options we offer.

Laser therapy

Dr. Patel can use a laser to reach through your skin into the varicose vein. With the laser, he damages the walls of the blood vessel. As a result, the vein collapses. 

Your body then reroutes blood flow to other, healthy veins in the area. Over time, the now-destroyed vein gets absorbed by your body, helping it fade from view. 


Sclerotherapy works similarly, but instead of using a laser, Dr. Patel injects it with a specialized solution. 

For example, we offer Varithena®. When Dr. Patel injects this solution into the vein, it creates blood clots and scar tissue there. That promotes your body’s redirection of blood to healthier veins, at which point your body starts the process of absorbing the vein. 


With this option, Dr. Patel makes a small incision near the vein. He inserts a small catheter into that opening, through which he applies a medical-grade adhesive. Once he applies pressure to the vein, it seals shut. Then, your body reroutes blood flow and starts absorbing the vein. 

Radiofrequency ablation

Another catheter-based option, this treatment uses radiofrequency energy instead of adhesive. When Dr. Patel applies the radiofrequency to the walls of the varicose vein, the vein collapses. This allows your body to absorb it, making it less visible over time. 


During this minimally invasive treatment, Dr. Patel uses a specialized catheter with a rotating tip to damage the walls of the varicose vein. This allows Dr. Patel to distribute the sclerosing agent through a pinhole-sized incision. 

Ultimately, when it comes to ways to get rid of varicose veins, you have options. 

If you want to get a clearer idea of what our vein removal treatments can do for you, check out our before and after gallery

You’re not stuck with varicose veins. To have them removed with the right treatment for you, call Neosculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center or request your appointment online today. 

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