Unsightly varicose veins can take all the fun out of wearing shorts on a summer day, spending an afternoon at the beach, or getting dressed up for a night on the town. At NeoSculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Nikunj Patel, FACC, offers multiple vein removal treatments that can give you back your soft, smooth, legs as well as your confidence. Schedule a consultation to learn which treatments are best for your specific set of needs, and look forward to a future filled with sun, shorts, and feeling great about your legs. Online scheduling is available at the Abilene, Texas, clinic, or you can call to speak with a team member.
Your veins carry blood from all areas of your body back to your heart. They are one-way passageways and contain tiny valves that keep blood flowing in the right direction. At times, some of those valves can malfunction, causing blood to pool up in your veins.
That leads to bulging veins that are sometimes visible through the surface of your skin. They often have a gnarled appearance and can be red, blue, or purple in color. You may have just one, or a cluster of varicose veins on one or both legs.
There are many ways to treat varicose veins, and Dr. Patel works with you to find the path that’s right for your needs.
This approach involves injecting a solution directly into varicose veins to create scarring, closing the vein and allowing your body to absorb it over time and redirect blood flow to healthier veins. One example is Varithena, a sclerosing agent that helps develop blood clots and scar tissue inside spider veins and some smaller varicose veins.
Laser vein therapy uses concentrated beams of light to damage the walls of varicose veins, causing them to collapse and slowly fade.
Neither of these treatments involves anything more invasive than an injection, and most men and women tolerate them very well.
Some varicose veins require more advanced treatment options.
This treatment uses a medical grade adhesive to close varicose veins. Ultrasound imaging guides a catheter to the targeted vein and delivers the adhesive.
This approach uses a tiny catheter and a small incision to enter the affected vein(s) and deliver heat to your vein walls, collapsing them and allowing them to be absorbed into the surrounding tissue.
This procedure uses a rotating tip mounted on the end of a catheter to damage cell walls from their interior. Sclerotherapy is also incorporated to further damage vein tissues and permanently close the targeted vessel.
While these treatments do require entering the body to deliver therapy, the incisions are very small and the tools used to complete treatment displace minimal healthy tissue.
To learn more about treatments for varicose veins, schedule an appointment online or over the phone to meet with Dr. Patel at your earliest convenience.