Many people avoid seeking vein disease treatment because they have heard from a friend or relative of long, painful procedures, permanent scarring and lengthy recovery times. However, those times are in the past. Gone are the days when varicose vein treatments meant a trip to the hospital or the use of general anesthetics. No longer should you expect pain, extensive recovery times or significant scarring as a result of your treatment. New, state-of-the-art spider vein and varicose vein treatments are quick, minimally invasive and more effective than ever before.
How do vein treatments in Flower Mound, TX work?
Whether you are treating varicose veins or spider veins, the goal of most modern vein treatments is the same: to remove or close the problem vein permanently. The body then naturally reroutes the blood through healthier veins in the area, resulting in better circulation and more attractive legs.
The current vein treatments offered by Dr. Robert Handley and his team of vein specialists include:
• Ambulatory microphlebectomy, in which varicose veins are removed through tiny incisions in the skin, leaving little scarring.
• Sclerotherapy, which involves injecting a chemical solution or foam into the diseased vein, causing it to close and seal off.
• Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT treatment), which involves using the heat from a laser beam to close the vein. For deeper veins, the laser can be guided into the exact location needed through the use of Doppler ultrasound technology.
What can I expect at my vein center appointment?
Dr. Handley and his team provide all vein disease treatments on-site in their Flower Mound, Texas center with no need to visit a hospital or employ the use of general anesthetics. Most procedures can be completed in an hour or less, although some treatments such as sclerotherapy may require more than one session for complete resolution of your vein problems. The results of treatment are generally permanent, but there is always the possibility of developing new varicose veins or spider veins, especially if you are in a high-risk category. Those at higher risk of developing vein disease are older, women, particularly pregnant or post-menopausal women, those with a family history of vein disease, and those who have to spend long periods of time on their feet. Smoking, obesity and physical inactivity also increase your risk of developing future vein problems, because they all place extra stress on your circulatory system.
The good news is that any future vein problems will be as quick and easy to treat as your current ones. What’s more, Dr. Handley and his team will evaluate your venous health on a regular basis, ensuring you don’t suffer from more serious vein disease such as deep vein thrombosis (blood clots), which can be life-threatening if left untreated. At the Flower Mound Vein Center, we’re not just concerned with how you look – we want to make sure you have the best venous health for good circulation and a high quality of active life.
So, if you are in the Plano, TX or Dallas, Texas area and you have questions about varicose vein treatment, the cost of spider vein treatment, or just general questions about venous health, call for an appointment with Dr. Handley and his team to schedule a consultation today.