Treatment Options

Treatment for varicose and spider veins can be either conservative through the use of compression stockings, elevation of the leg or more corrective through the use of surgical techniques such as vein injections, vein closure or vein removal (stripping).

  • Sclerotherapy is a safe, effective, non-surgical procedure performed by injecting medication into the unwanted spider or small varicose vein to make it close.

  • Endovenous laser treatment/ablation is used for larger varicose veins in the legs. It’s a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia.

  • Radiofrequency ablation works by transmitting electrical impulses which are converted into heat at selected areas of the vein causing the vein to contract to such a point that the body reabsorbs the venous material.

  • Stripping is a procedure where the vein is tied off and then pulled out through a small incision.

  • VenaSeal uses a proprietary medical adhesive delivered through the affected vein to seal it closed. Clinical studies conducted in Europe and the U.S. have demonstrated the procedure to be safe and effective. Because this approach does not involve thermal energy, no anesthetic is needed. As an added benefit, you won't have to wear a compression stocking after treatment.