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Vein Removal - Ligation and Stripping

Until about the year 2000, the “gold standard” for eliminating varicose veins was vein removal with an operation, usually performed using general anesthesia. Today, we have less invasive options available.

How Are Vein Removal Operations Performed?

Cutdowns are performed over the legs and the veins are tied off and removed. This was very effective but often not complete. This procedure required significant recovery with lots of downtime and discomfort. Many Phlebologists still use local anesthesia, make small stab incisions, clamp the vein segments and remove them. This is effective, but recovery is often prolonged and the resulting incisions frequently are not cosmetic.

At Vascular Vein Centers, with few exceptions, we use a foamed sclerosant to close, not remove, varicose veins. We feel it gives a more complete elimination of diseased veins with less trauma and similar long-term results. Feel free to talk to our staff of experts on vein elimination.

Vascular Vein Centers was one of the early practices to use laser ablation and subsequent foam sclerotherapy. The procedure can be performed in a clinic setting with no sedation or anesthesia. The recovery is short and generally not uncomfortable and the results are more aesthetically pleasing.

Best Vein Treatment and Minimally Invasive Vein Closure
Vein removal used to be a major procedure, but not anymore. We use minimally invasive treatments that don’t include cuts, stitches and long recovery periods.

"Being an outdoors person,I usually would wear shorts for most activities. However, having this vein problem,Ialways felt a great deal of embarrassment."

— Jim Gruber

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Best Vein Treatment and Minimally Invasive Vein Closure

Our team performs vein treatment that is minimally traumatic and allows you to recover quickly and gives long-lasting results. As part of our dedication to getting you back on your feet faster, our team uses the least invasive VVC treatment options first, including elevation, compression therapy and healthy lifestyle changes.

Varicose and spider vein therapy and treatments at VVC involve experienced vein specialists using the latest equipment. With our more than 10 years of experience and over 30,000 patients treated, eliminating your diseased veins may be faster and easier than you expected.

As Dr. Martin says, “Healthy legs. Healthy life.”

Your legs are your lifeline giving you access to the world. That’s why it is so important you schedule your first consultation. Find out what your options are. See what treatment consists of. 

Contact a Vein Doctor Today for the Latest Vein Options

If you’re looking for a vein doctor that understands the importance of minimally invasive treatments with proven techniques that eliminate spider and painful varicose veins while restoring leg health, reach out to our team. We’ll discuss the latest treatments that provide the fastest, most complete vein therapy with the least discomfort and down time.

What Are the VVC Treatment Options for Leg Health?

If you’re looking for a way to help your legs feel better, VVC treatment options available for you are:

This treatment involves the injection of a solution that closes diseased veins. Blood flow to these abnormal veins stops, the diseased vein is eventually absorbed by the body and blood flows to healthier veins.

Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
In EVLT, a focused laser light transmits heat to the wall and is used to close diseased veins. This is done without incisions, stitches or a long recovery. The procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes to perform. You can see a short video of the procedure here.

Does VVC Offer Facial Spider Vein Treatment?

Yes, our team offers facial spider vein treatment for those unsightly veins on your face caused by dilated blood vessels from excessive sun exposure, trauma, alcohol, smoking and hormones. These surface veins increase with age. While they are most frequently seen on the nose, the chin and cheeks are often involved. Our team uses the most advanced laser technology to gently eliminate these unsightly veins and, along with supportive care and protection, help give you back a more youthful and healthy complexion for your face. We also recommend consulting with our cosmetic institute to learn more about your skin, its care and protection going forward to optimize and sustain your results. We can help with sun protection.  

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