Sclerotherapy and Phlebectomy Vein Treatments

Discover how sclerotherapy and phlebectomy effectively treat spider and varicose veins. Furthermore reducing symptoms and enhancing venous health.

Do You Suffer from Spider Veins?

Spider veins are weblike networks of blood vessels that appear on the legs and feet due to dilated capillaries. Our veins have tiny one-way valves in them. That can become weak and instead of pushing the blood in one direction. Especially to the heart, then the blood can flow in the opposite direction and accumulate in the vein. Moreover, extra pressure causes these veins to bulge, forming spider or varicose veins.

Most of the time spider veins do not cause any symptoms. But sometimes they can be painful. Consequently, causes a burning sensation after standing for a long period This condition is usually harmless. However, it can make you self-conscious about the way your legs look.

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What Causes Spider Veins?

Genetics can play a role in a person’s likelihood of developing spider veins. If your direct relatives have spider veins then you are more likely at risk. They can develop if you frequently sit or stand for long durations of time. They can also form during the natural aging process, sun exposure, hormonal changes, or, an injury. If you have unsightly spider veins and would like to eliminate them. Then sclerotherapy vein treatment may be the perfect solution for you.

Sclerotherapy - Treatment Overview

Moreover, doctors perform sclerotherapy, a medical treatment. Particularly, eliminates or lessens the visible signs of spider veins and varicose veins on the legs.

Sclerotherapy treatments work through the use of chemical injections given by a qualified doctor into the problem veins. The injected chemical solution causes the blood vessel lining to collapse and stick together which closes off that vein.

After the vein closes, the blood reroutes to healthy veins, and the others fade from visibility. These treatments effectively reduce or eliminate spider veins. Most doctors also prefer to use sclerotherapy for varicose veins that are smaller as their treatment of choice.

Sclerotherapy - Spider Vein Treatment Duration

Spider vein injection usually take less than 30 minutes to perform. Although the time may vary depending on how severe or numerous the veins are in the treatment area.

Sclerotherapy - Expected Results and Recovery

Usually, you can see some results immediately after the procedure. But the final results of a spider vein procedure may take 3 to 6 weeks.

  • Similarly, the results of the treatment on varicose veins may take 3 to 4 months to manifest.

  • On the other hand, the results of sclerotherapy vein treatments are most often permanent.

  • However, the patient can develop new spider veins in the future.
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Sclerotherapy - Associated Risks

Risks associated with sclerotherapy include swelling, itching, and skin color changes in the treated area.

Sclerotherapy - Vein Treatment Cost

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Moreover, the cost of a sclerotherapy vein treatment will vary depending on many factors. For instance:

  • The type of vein problem.
  • The extent of the vein issue.
  • The number of veins that need treatment.

Find more information on our Pricing Page. Keep in mind, that this is a self-pay, all-inclusive price. The actual price may vary based on the use of insurance and the patient’s current health status. We offer financing options for qualified patients.

Phlebectomy - Treatment Overview

Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Specifically removes surface varicose veins using a scalpel. However, there are two basic types of phlebectomy:

  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy.

  • Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy (TIPP).

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Doctors usually perform an ambulatory phlebectomy in their office using local anesthesia. Firstly inject a local anesthetic fluid into the area of varicose vein clusters. Then the doctor uses a small scalpel or needle to puncture the skin next to the varicose vein. Subsequently, inserts a small hook into the hole, grasps the vein, and removes it. Lastly, they cover the area with a compression bandage and/or compression stockings. Thus, no stitches are necessary, and the scars are nearly imperceptible.

The patient can walk immediately after the procedure. Often doctors perform a follow-up VenaCure procedure to remove any large surface veins left behind. The possible risks may include an allergic reaction to the anesthetic and localized numbness.

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Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy

Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy (TIPP) is similar to ambulatory phlebectomy but slightly more invasive. Besides this, doctors perform it on an outpatient basis in an operating room under light anesthesia. After making two small incisions near the varicose vein. Next, the surgeon inserts a Tumescent Cannula Illuminator (TCI). It contains a fiber optic light that makes the veins easily visible. Finally, doctors infuse fluid containing a local anesthetic under the skin. Eventually loosening the vein from the surrounding tissue.

Similarly, doctors guide a vein remover instrument to the vein. Further suctioning it into the instrument where they cut it into small pieces and remove it. Thanks to a large amount of local anesthetic used. Now patients usually awake without any pain and can return home in about an hour. They can return to their normal activities immediately and work within a few days. Not to mention, you should limit strenuous activity. Such as gym workouts for up to two weeks. As with any surgery, there are some potential complications including a risk of infection and hyperpigmentation (skin discoloration).

Phlebectomy - Treatment Cost

The average cost of phlebectomy ranges between $1200-1500* for self-pay patients and includes all fees. The price may vary based on the use of insurance. As well as the current health profile of the patient, and the use of additional resources. Qualified patients can also choose from a few financing options.

Interested in learning more about sclerotherapy for spider veins or varicose veins? Call us or schedule a teleconsultation to inquire more about the procedure and insurance coverage. Nonetheless, our board-certified surgeons evaluate your case and recommend the best-suited treatment to improve your vein health.