Varicose and spider veins can appear on the surface of the skin for many reasons: poor blood circulation, phlebitis (vein inflammation), obesity, increased age, genetics, changes to the body after pregnancy, and more. While varicose and spider veins are not usually a medical concern that need to be treated, many patients dislike the appearance and want a way to reduce or eliminate these unsightly veins. At Arizona Premier Surgery, we offer a couple of different ways to treat veins without surgery. During a medical examination and consultation with one of our experienced physicians, we will be able to assess the types of veins you have and where they are located so that the right treatment method can be used. We recommend that anyone who is bothered by visible veins schedule a consultation to learn which treatment might work best for you.
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Common Reasons for Treatment
Varicose veins occur when low blood circulation causes the blood to pool, creating bulging veins. When these bulging veins appear near the surface of the skin, typically in the thighs and other areas of the leg, varicose veins become visible as purple or blue lines. Varicose veins are more likely to appear on women or anyone with an active job. Varicose veins are also linked to age, obesity, pregnancy, trauma, genetics, and leg surgery. For the most part, varicose veins don't require medical attention, but many patients want to remove these unsightly bulges from their legs for a smoother appearance.
Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they appear as a cluster of short, fine lines. Spider veins can occur anywhere in the body, but they are more commonly found on the legs (ankles, calves, feet, and thighs). While spider veins are not a medical problem, many patients want to remove this cosmetic flaw so they can have smooth, even skin.
About Varicose Vein Removal
- To eliminate or reduce the appearance of varicose and spider veins, radiofrequency ablation is used to collapse the affected veins. A catheter is inserted into the vein to deliver RF energy that heats and collapses the vein. The vein will close to a more normal size when the catheter is removed for visible improvement. It typically takes up to one year before the patient sees their final results. While there are many options to treat varicose veins, Arizona Premier Surgery has used RFA treatment with numerous patients because of its high success rate, as well as the reduced risk and pain compared to vein surgery.
VenaSeal Closure System
- The VenaSeal closure system is a new definitive treatment for superficial varicose veins. Instead of using heat to the diseased vein, it uses a medical adhesive, which seals the vein permanently without any post-procedure pain or swelling. The patient doesn't need to wear compression stockings after this procedure and is generally a preferred method of therapy over other vein closure procedures. VenaSeal closure system is the only non-sclerosant, non-tumescent, non-thermal vein treatment that uses a proven proprietary medical adhesive to close the vein. This innovative approach reduces or eliminates the risk of nerve injury when treating smaller veins. The medical adhesive is delivered endovenously to effectively close the vein.
What to Expect
Prior to treatment planning, patients will receive a 30-minute consultation with our physicians along with an in- office ultrasound.
Both vein removal treatments offered by Arizona Premier Surgery are usually performed in about an hour with the patient under a mild sedative or local anesthetic. Patients will be able to leave after their treatment to resume their normal activities, but for some patients (for example with RF ablation), compression stockings are recommended to stimulate blood flow. Most patients need about 1 week of recovery time before their skin returns to its normal appearance. Patients should schedule a follow-up appointment for 4 – 6 weeks so the doctor can assess the results and check for any side effects.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4 - 6 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Smooth, Even Skin
Stop covering up the blue, purple, and red varicose and spider veins that keep you from smooth, even skin with one of our minimally invasive vein treatments. These quick, easy procedures can make visible veins disappear so you can show off your blemish-free skin. We invite you to call Arizona Premier Surgery to schedule your consultation and learn more about how we can help you.