Varicose Vein Therapy

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Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins commonly found on the legs and feet. Various life events can cause these vein problems such as pregnancy or jobs that require a lot of standing/wearing heavy gear. Vein issues are also a result of genetic factors.

Vein disease can cause many discomforting symptoms in your legs including:

  • Aching and painful legs & feet

  • Blood clots

  • Leg cramps, throbbing or swelling 

  • Skin irritation

  • Venous ulcers

What are my treatment options?

We always work to give the best results possible with the least invasive treatment options available. Here at Millennial Plastic Surgery, we offer radio frequency vein ablation and sclerotherapy, both procedures that do not require surgery! Radio frequency vein ablation is a technique that uses a specialized catheter to close off varicose veins. This procedure works to improve the circulation and functionality of your legs. Sclerotherapy is usually followed by radiofrequency vein ablation to guarantee improved functionality and improved appearance of your legs.

Symptoms of Venous Reflux Disease

Venous reflux disease develops when the valves stop working properly and allow blood to flow backward and pool in the lower leg veins. If venous reflux disease is left untreated, symptoms can worsen over time. Your doctor can help you understand if you have this condition.

The Procedure


On your treatment day, an ultrasound technician will locate and map out any affected veins that need treatment. Your leg will be thoroughly cleaned in order to prevent any future infection. Local anesthesia (similar to what dentists use) will be given to numb the affected area. Using RF and sclerotherapy, the affected veins will be closed from the inside. No incisions or cuts are made! A compression stocking is placed over your treated leg to prevent bruising, tenderness, and to guarantee proper blood flow throughout your leg. The total length of this procedure is about 30 minutes.

Proven Outcomes

Relief of symptoms following 2 days after the procedure 

  • Noticeable improvement of the treated area in 1-2 weeks.

  • Less pain than laser

  • Rapid recovery-- patients can resume normal activities after their procedure

 

Q&A

Q: How soon can I resume normal activities? 

A: Within 2-3 days

Q: Will insurance cover my vein treatments?

A: Yes! It is covered by all insurance companies if it is deemed medically necessary. 

Q: When is the right time to receive proper vein treatment?

A: Now! Varicose veins are a progressing condition and can be treated quickly