Minimally Invasive Vein Treatments
Our vein specialists use minimally invasive approaches to treat venous insufficiency and cosmetic issues like spider veins. Learn about the benefits of non-surgical vein treatments offered at USA Vein Clinics.
The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Vein Treatment
Minimally invasive vein treatments serve as alternatives to surgical treatments previously used to treat vein disease. Thanks to developments in medical technology, we can provide non-surgical treatment options to our patients who suffer from symptoms of vein disease. When you receive one of our non-invasive treatments, you can benefit from:
- Convenience: We offer treatment during outpatient appointments so you are able to go home on the same day. With some options taking less than 15 minutes, you can fit vein care into your busy schedule.
- Low Risk: Our treatments do not use general anesthesia, offer little to no scarring, and have minimal risks of postoperative infection.
- Coverage: We work with most major insurance providers and we have dedicated insurance specialists to assist with determining our patients’ insurance coverage.
Let our team of world-class vein specialists treat your vein disease so you do not have to live with the painful symptoms any longer. Below are descriptions of the FDA approved, minimally invasive vein treatment options we offer at USA Vein Clinics.
EVLT has been used for over a decade and is considered the Gold Standard for treating venous insufficiency. The treatment involves your doctor inserting a very thin laser fiber into the diseased veins using a real-time ultrasound for guidance. Your doctor will then use laser energy to heat and close the malfunctioning veins. The surrounding healthy veins will take over the normal blood flow immediately and the treated vein will eventually be absorbed by your body. EVLT usually takes 15 minutes from the start to finish and you will be able to resume your daily activities immediately after your treatment.
Small veins that are less than 1mm in diameter are usually treated with sclerotherapy. Your doctor will use an ultrasound to guide a tiny needle into the affected veins and administer a sterile solution. The solution will irritate the inner lining of the vein and cause it to swell and seal shut. As in the EVLT treatment, the healthy surrounding veins will take over the blood supply and the treated vein will be absorbed. Patients wear compression stockings for several days after the treatment, but they are able to return to their normal routine.
Our Varithena treatment is a foam treatment used to treat vein conditions associated with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and the surrounding veins. This treatment also uses an ultrasound to guide a small needle or catheter into the vein and allows the Varithena foam treatment to be injected into the vein. The Varithena foam will cause the vein to collapse and the blood flow to be directed to your other healthy veins.
Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy utilizes live ultrasound technology to treat varicose veins near the skin’s surface. Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive technique designed to close malfunctioning varicose veins so they can be naturally reabsorbed into the body. During this treatment, an ultrasound is used to locate the diseased vein and injection site. Then, medication is injected into the vein. Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy offers patients relief from their symptoms almost immediately and requires no downtown.
Get a Consultation at Our Vein Treatment Centers
If you think you have a vein condition, you can discuss your symptoms with a specialist during your initial consultation. This first appointment will help you understand your disease and decide on the right treatment. You can make an appointment online 24/7 with our convenient scheduling form, or check for a location near you with our interactive map.