It is that time of year where the weather gets colder and we are breaking out the warm and cozy clothing. We are excited to cover up all of our unsightly issues that we dread showing off during the warmer months. While we can cover up the issue, they will still be there when the warmer months approach. If you’ve ever thought about having those pesky varicose veins taken care of, now is a great time to learn more about your varicose vein treatment options and why a non-surgical vein treatment is right for you.
Endovenous laser treatment is one of the non-surgical vein treatments that eliminate varicose veins. HealthGrades describes the process as inserting a laser fiber into a leg vein. The laser then uses light energy that causes the affected veins to collapse and close. Typically, with this type of non-surgical vein treatment a patient can go home the same day as treatment. The recovery time can vary from patient to patient but is normally very quick.
Vein stripping is a surgical procedure that is done to treat varicose veins. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, vein stripping is done by tying shut and removing the veins through cuts in your skin. This procedure requires the patient to be under anesthesia in order to ensure no pain is felt during the process. The recovery time for vein stripping can be anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks depending on the severity of the veins being taken care. After the procedure, bandages may need to be worn for a few weeks and patients may experience swelling and bleeding for 3 to 5 days after surgery.
Choosing the right type of treatment can be a difficult decision and we are always available for consultations to answer questions. Here are four reasons why you should choose a non-surgical method of treatment:
1. No anesthesia required
2. Recovery time is significantly less
3. Less risk involved
4. No overnight stays usually involved
Do you have varicose or spider veins? Trust the experts at Via Vascular. Our doctors offer minimally invasive spider vein treatment and varicose vein treatment in Seattle. Schedule an appointment today to find out if you are a candidate for treatment by calling Via Vascular at (206) 525-8346 or by filling out our online contact form.Back to article