In the early stages, chronic venous insufficiency is manageable. To prevent a condition like spider or varicose veins from progressing further, Vein Centers of Connecticut works with patients to recommend minimally invasive treatments to address the symptoms and improve the appearance.
Diagnostic Ultrasound: This noninvasive and painless imaging procedure allows us to view the body’s internal structure in real time, including the venous system and the blood flow in the legs. From here, a physician reviews the images to diagnose your condition and then recommends a course of treatment.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy: For medium and large varicose veins, this is an in-office procedure in which a 2-3mm pinpoint incision is made into the skin. From here, our professionals pull out the varicose veins, one section at a time. Only local aesthetic is needed, stitches are not required, and you’ll be able to resume normal activities by the next day.
Endovenous Laser Ablation: A state-of-the-art alternative to surgical stripping, this treatment addresses the source of how the veins formed. The procedure is minimally invasive, performed with ultrasound guidance, and requires just local anesthetic. After, once the vein is closed, the body absorbs it and redirects the blood to other healthy vessels. Less pressure is placed on the varicose veins, which may become smaller with time.
Sclerotherapy Injection and Laser Treatment: If you’re looking to eliminate spider veins and small- to medium-size varicose veins, a mild chemical solution is injected with a fine needle. This irritates the venous walls, causing them to collapse and stick together and then get absorbed by the body. As another option strictly for spider veins, topical laser treatments are used to coagulate and shrink the veins, which then fade over the next two to six weeks. To fully eliminate the condition, treatments at three-month intervals are recommended. Patients may benefit from a combination of sclerotherapy injection and laser treatments.
If you notice unsightly, prominent veins or have swelling ankles, ulcers, and skin discoloration, work with the professionals at Vein Centers of Connecticut to improve your symptoms and skin’s appearance. To start, contact either of our locations to schedule a consultation or make an appointment.