Vein Treatments Overview

Vein disorders can be unsightly and extremely painful, causing both embarrassment and irritation. If you suffer from varicose veins, spider veins, or venous reflux disease, vein treatments from Southern Vein and Laser Center provide you with the pathway to recovery.

Our team of experienced, compassionate surgeons and medical staff members is highly practiced in numerous therapeutic techniques, accurately diagnosing problems and devising effective treatments for pain, swelling, and discomfort. Many insurance companies partially or fully cover these procedures providing affordable care in a safe, supportive environment.

Understanding Superficial Venous Reflux

Your legs are made up of a network of veins that contain valves which open and close, helping to cycle blood through your legs and back to your heart. Venous reflux disease develops when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart become damaged or diseased. This can cause blood to pool in your legs and lead to a variety of symptoms such as pain, swelling, swollen limbs, leg heaviness and fatigue, skin changes including skin ulcers, and varicose veins.

 

Venous Reflux Disease Symptoms

Venous Reflux Disease Symptoms

Click below to view a 30 second video-clip about venous reflux.

Spider Veins

Spider veins, medically known as telangiectases, are dilated capillary veins less than 2mm in diameter. They are small, appearing as blue-to-red blood vessels that lie close to the surface of the skin in either lines or web-like patterns.

Spider veins are most often visible on the legs, but can also appear around the nose and lips. Also known as “broken veins” spider veins rarely cause any physical symptoms, and when they do, patients report experiencing mild burning or itching.

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are lumpy, bulging blue vessels just beneath the surface of the skin. They are usually ¼ inch or more in diameter, and often are both unsightly and painful, leading patients to seek vein treatment for relief.

Clotted varicose veins may cause a symptom known as phleditis, which presents as hot, red, and painful skin at the site of the clot. Varicose vein sufferers often also complain of fatigue, restless legs at night, pain, aches, itching, throbbing and swelling, as well as a sensation of heaviness or cramping.

Vein Treatments at Southern Vein & Laser Center

Prior to providing any vein treatments, our vein specialists conduct a thorough evaluation that includes an ultrasound exam and review of both current and past symptoms. We will then prescribe a treatment that provides the best possible resolution to your particular vein condition.

Our outpatient vein treatment services include:

Treatments for vein disorders come in numerous forms, depending on the condition in question. Southern Vein and Laser Center is pleased to provide access to cutting-edge treatments that can reduce pain, swelling, and unsightly appearance, providing relief to patients at our Atlanta, Johns Creek, and Valdosta locations.

The VNUS Closure Procedure

Also known as the Venefit procedure, the minimally-invasive VNUS Closure Procedure provides patients with a non-surgical alternative to varicose vein management. This process places a specially-designed catheter into diseased veins that can then act as a conduit for Radiofrequency energy. This heats the walls of affected veins, resulting in shrinkage of the collagen cells that hold affected veins open. VNUS procedures offer long-lasting relief with little to no scarring.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

A treatment for varicose veins, ambulatory phlebectomy uses small slit-like incisions in the skin to remove diseased veins. Also known as stab avulsion or microphlebectomy, this minimally-invasive procedure is relatively pain-free and has virtually no recovery time. After treatments are complete, patients must wear a compression stocking to accelerate healing.

Sclerotherapy

A non-surgical procedure that treats spider and varicose veins, sclerotherapy is performed by injecting a solution into diseased veins that leads to blood clotting and closure of the affected veins over time. Treatments are performed in an outpatient setting and healing takes four to six weeks. Depending on disease severity, spider veins respond to therapy in three to six weeks while varicose veins respond in three to four months.

VenaCure EVLT

VenaCure EVLT is an FDA-approved procedure that treats varicose veins by sealing off blood flow. In this treatment, veins are mapped out with ultrasound in order to guide a thin laser fiber into the faulty veins. This process seals veins permanently, leading to immediate relief. VenaCure EVLT takes approximately one hour to complete with little to no recovery time.

VenaSeal Closure System

A non-thermal treatment, VenaSeal Closure treats small varicose veins when a laser is inappropriate. In this procedure, a small catheter is inserted into the leg under local anesthetic. Through this catheter, small amounts of medical adhesive are injected, resulting in immediate and permanent blockage of blood flow. Relief is instantaneous, with minimal recovery time and little swelling or bruising.

No matter the severity or nature of your vein disorder, Southern Vein and Laser Center will customize treatment to your body and your needs. Your physician will work with you one-on-one to diagnose issues and provide the perfect approach to care. With five revolutionary procedures, relief from varicose veins, spider veins, or venous reflux is here. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our three convenient treatment centers in Atlanta or in Valdosta!

Highlights of the Closure procedure

Click below to view a short video about the VNUS Closure procedure.

  • Relief of symptoms
  • Resume normal activity within a day
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Local or general anesthesia
  • Good cosmetic outcome with minimal to no scarring, bruising or  swelling

For More Information

To learn more about the various non-invasive vein treatments offered here at Southern Vein & Laser Center, call or email us today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with one of our vein specialists.

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