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.
Vein Treatment Options
VenaSeal™ is a modern solution for venous reflux disease. The first and only method to use medical adhesive to close damaged veins, a dispensing gun and catheter deliver the adhesive to close the vein and reroute blood to healthy veins. VenaSeal™ reduces discomfort and recovery time, so patients can return to an active lifestyle.
This new method destroys damaged veins using a small disposable catheter. Guided by ultrasound imaging, radiofrequency energy is delivered through the catheter to destroy the vein wall. The collagen response closes the vein and redirects blood to nearby healthy veins. The damaged vein is eventually absorbed by the body.
For medium and large varicose veins, this in-office procedure uses a 2-3mm needle to make an incision into the skin. From here, our doctors 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, without varicose veins holding you back.
This state-of-the-art alternative to surgical stripping addresses the source of how the veins formed. The minimally invasive procedure is performed with ultrasound guidance with local anesthetic. Once the bad vein is closed, the body absorbs it and redirects blood to other healthy vessels. Less pressure is placed on the varicose veins, which may shrink with time.
A mild chemical solution is used to eliminate spider veins or small- to medium-size varicose veins. It irritates the venous walls, causing them to collapse and stick together, then get absorbed by the body. Another option for spider veins, topical laser treatments coagulate and shrink the veins, which fade over time. Patients may benefit from both treatments.
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, then recommends a course of treatment. We offer modern solutions, including medical adhesive and laser technology.
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 get started, contact us to schedule a consultation or make an appointment.