In a way, vein doctors can cure varicose veins. We have extremely effective and convenient vein treatments that can cure your current, visible varicose veins. However, the condition of varicose veins (the tendency to develop them) typically persists. This means new veins will begin to discolor or bulge, in the same area or a different location on your body, and you will likely need a touch-up treatment, or a few more treatments, in future.
Luckily, treatments are quick and nearly painless, with no downtime—so future treatments should not cause you undue concern. What’s more, these vein treatments are often covered by insurance, although conservative measures may need to be tried first. If compression stockings or lifestyle adjustments are not successful, treatment may be improved by insurance. Let’s look at why a cure (that would prevent future incompetent veins) is so elusive.
Many Causes, Some Inevitable
In essence, there’s no permanent cure–that prevents vein problems from recurring–because of the complex set of causes. Some risk factors for developing vein disease are completely out of your control. To further complicate the picture, there are typically a few causes, which combine to bring about vein disease in a single person. One or more of the following risk factors is usually involved in varicose (bulging, discolored) vein formation: genetics, advancing age, hormonal changes, sedentary lifestyle, habitual prolonged standing or sitting, overweight and more.
Vein Treatment Options
- Laser Vein Treatment – EVLT uses laser light energy to cause photocoagulation, closing the varicose (malfunctioning) vein, so that blood flows around the area in nearby healthy veins.
- VenaSeal™ – the Medical adhesive is used to glue the vein walls shut. It is especially helpful to avoid nerve damage near the lesser saphenous vein (running along the back of the calf, draining into the popliteal vein, which continues up the leg) in particular.
- ClosureFast™ – This the preferred varicose (incompetent) vein treatment, with the lowest incidence of bruising and discomfort. This method involves a catheter (tiny tube or hollow, non-sharp needle) used to deliver radiofrequency energy for heat closure (thermocoagulation) of the vein.
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy – Larger incompetent veins, or those very near the skin’s surface, are often best treated with this method. Your vein doctor creates tiny skin incisions, of 5 mm or less, above the vein’s path., through which the incompetent vein is removed.
Get Expert Vein Care in Las Vegas, NV
If you’re suffering from vein problems, we can help. Even if your discolored veins are causing you "no problems" (and you don’t mind the appearance), you should still see your local vein doctor. Varicose veins may be linked to more serious circulatory issues, and catching vein disease early gives us the best chance to banish it. Let us assess your vascular system and help you enjoy good vein health for life. Contact the Desert Vein Institute in Las Vegas online or call us at 702-726-9709 today.