One option for vein treatment is the use of a small laser. This laser is threaded through a catheter to the affected area, where the vascular specialist can see the blood vessels. The doctor will inject a concentrated saline solution into the vein, causing it to collapse. The doctor will then tie off the target vein, which may require compression stockings. Afterwards, patients are allowed to return to normal activities.
In addition to laser treatment, patients can also perform home remedies for varicose veins. The first method is called simple laser therapy, and involves the insertion of a fiber into the vein and burning it. This treatment is typically used on small, superficial veins, such as those near the skin. The second method is endovenous laser therapy, which uses a laser fiber inserted into the vein. The first two options are essentially the same and can provide good results.
Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. The process involves the injection of a solution into the vein, sealing it off. There is very little discomfort and the patient can resume normal activities the next day. The procedure is performed in the doctor’s office. Some patients prefer to bring a companion along to drive them home, and they can usually return to work or school the day afterward. The sclerosing solution is usually very thin, so it can be used for a large variety of problems.