Treating Spider and Varicose Veins
Millions of women are bothered by spider veins – those small yet unsightly clusters of red, blue or purple veins that most commonly appear on the thighs, calves and ankles.In fact, it’s estimated that at least half of the adult female population is plagued with this common cosmetic problem. Varicose Veins are a more serious type of venous reflux disease that frequently are accompanied by clinical symptoms such as pain, throbbing, burning sensations, muscle cramps, fatigue, and, if not treated properly, can progress to leg ulcers, blood clots, and other serious health conditions.
But there is hope. With the help of Dr. Weston and his team, over the years, hundreds of patients have seen dramitic improvements both in the look of their legs and their overall well being.
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat varicose veins and “spider veins.” Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution (generally sodium tetrodecal sulfate) directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to swell and stick together, and the blood to clot. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view. Sclerotherapy is a well-proven procedure and has been in use since the 1930s.
Laser therapy is a proven treatment for treating unsightly broken and dilated vessels as well as other unwanted vascular lesions, such as rosacea, port wine stains and other vascular birthmarks. In fact, the latest advances in laser technology have given us a method for removal that is safer, faster and more effective than most other previous treatments.
The Venefit™ (formerly VNUS Closure™) Procedure
The Venefit™ Procedure is a minimally invasive treatment for superficial venous reflux. A thin catheter is inserted into the vein through a small opening. The catheter delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy to the vein wall, causing it to heat, collapse, and seal shut.