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.
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.
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.
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.
Radiofrequency (ClosureFast®): This new method destroys damaged veins using a small catheter. Guided by ultrasound imaging, radiofrequency energy is delivered through the catheter, collapsing the vein wall. The damaged vein is closed and blood is redirected to healthy veins. Patients see a dramatic improvement in the appearance of their legs! To eliminate your varicose veins, radiofrequency (ClosureFast®) is a quick and painless, modern method offered at our New Britain and Madison offices.
VenaSeal™: If you have unsightly varicose veins that make your legs feel weak and heavy, VenaSeal™ vein treatment 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 medical 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 without varicose veins.
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.