If you have varicose veins in Scottsdale, Arizona, you may be embarrassed to wear shorts even during the hottest months of the year. Once your veins become stretched and the blood starts to pool, they will never go back to a healthy condition without treatment. Fortunately, we can safely remove your varicose veins for good and you can enjoy smooth legs again.
We provide several treatments to remove permanently varicose veins, and when you come in for your initial consultation, you can learn more about each procedure. Our vein specialist will help you decide which treatment is your best option. With our free virtual consultation and free first consultation, your symptoms will be considered along with any other medical issues you have.
We get a picture of the extent of your vein issues with a Doppler ultrasound test. For surgery, we can see the beginning and end of the swollen vein to cut out precisely the damaged part. Surgery is one possibility for stripping out the damaged vein, but it is often not needed. We offer several minimally-invasive treatments that are done in just a few minutes in our office. They include:
Sclerotherapy – a treatment that uses saline solution to damage the vein wall so that it collapses and can no longer function as a vein. Your blood automatically goes to one of your many healthy veins. The treated vein seals shut and is gradually absorbed by your body. It’s gone forever.
Endovenous laser treatment – the results of laser treatments for varicose veins are similar to sclerotherapy, but the procedure is different. It is still minimally invasive and takes less than an hour for most people unless you have many veins to be treated. We make a tiny incision at one end of the vein and insert a catheter that contains the laser fiber. When the laser is turned on, we slowly pull it out and the light damages the vein wall and coagulates the blood. The vein seals shut and gradually disappears.
Laser treatments and sclerotherapy can also be used to remove permanently those pesky little purple spider veins.
Once your varicose veins are removed, they will not return, but new ones could form if the conditions are conducive. That may mean changing some of your habits because you should get enough exercise every day, not sit or stand continuously for long periods and avoid being overweight.