In the earlier days of vein care, treating varicose veins could be incredibly uncomfortable and take up too much time. Vein stripping was the main way to remove varicose veins from the legs and treatment was pricey, often painful, and required time away from work for recovery.
Physicians at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center practice minimally invasive treatments that allow you to walk into a clinic and get the vein care you need—without stress.
Why You Should Treat Varicose Veins
These visible, dark, bulging, veins appear when the vein valves in your leg are weakened or damaged. Blood then pools in the leg, causing the vein to swell and creating a varicose vein. Besides cosmetic concerns, these veins can cause your legs to feel heavy, itchy, swollen, restless or sore.
Despite the discomfort varicose veins may bring, some people choose to tolerate it instead of seeking treatment. It may seem as though varicose vein treatment can be put off to a later date or ignored altogether. As vein specialists, we encourage you to seek treatment. When left alone, varicose veins can cause blood clots or venous ulcers. Early treatment can prevent you from seeking more serious, complicated treatment later.
And the best part about vein treatment? Today, with new minimally invasive treatments, vein specialists can have you in and out of the office on a long lunch break. You don’t need to take large amounts of time off to get the vein care you need. You can enjoy painless legs that are free of visible veins and avoid uncomfortable invasive surgery. Specialists from our team at Central Florida Vein & Vascular are very familiar and knowledgeable about vein care; after just one consultation, we create a treatment plan catered toward your needs.
Your Treatment Options
There are a variety of treatment options available for venous insufficiency. After a consultation, a specialist determines what option will offer you the best results. Remember, as with every medical procedure, there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” treatment plan. Our physicians have the knowledge and experience needed to know what tools are best for the job. And since all of our treatments are minimally invasive, you can rest assured knowing any treatment plan will be quick and stress-free. Let’s take a look at a few of our treatment options.
Diagnostic Vascular Ultrasound
No matter what your full treatment plan may be, everything begins with a consultation. An ultrasound will first assess the current state of your vein health. From there, a knowledgeable specialist will craft the treatment plan that will be most beneficial for your veins. This test is completely noninvasive, so you can take a deep breath, relax, and discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your venous health.
Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT)
This minimally invasive treatment is becoming the gold standard for treating varicose veins. It’s also proof of how far we have come from the early days of painful vein stripping. During EVLT, a specialist uses an ultrasound to guide a tiny catheter into the troublesome vein. Thermal energy is applied, causing it to collapse and seal shut, effectively removing the vein. The small amount of blood carried in the vein is automatically rerouted to healthy veins. There is virtually no downtime to this procedure, as patients are able to walk and go back to work immediately.
Ultrasound-Guided Vein Sclerotherapy
This form of treatment first uses ultrasound to target the affected vein. Once the source has been found, a specialist injects a sclerosing agent into the vein. This causes the vein to collapse. The body then absorbs the treated vein, effectively removing it without scarring. Patients often only need two to three treatments and results are generally long-lasting.
While Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy is ideal for many patients, ultrasound isn’t always the best tool to target the underlying cause of varicose veins. In these cases, specialists will use a veinlite. This tool illuminates feeder veins just under the skin that are invisible to the naked eye. Targeting these veins accurately is important to prevent reoccurrence. Once the proper vein has been targeted, a specialist will inject the sclerosing agent to treat it.
As you can see, you’ll find no painful vein stripping at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center. Our team of knowledgeable, experienced, board-certified specialists have one top priority: to deliver the best care possible while prioritizing patient comfort. For us, that means offering our patients minimally invasive treatments that allow them to get back on their feet quickly and say goodbye to painful legs.
For your convenience, the vein specialists in Orlando aren’t difficult to find. We have three convenient offices located in Ocoee, Kissimmee, and The Villages. And from the time you schedule a consultation all the way through to post-treatment follow-ups, we prioritize your care and comfort. We’ll keep you fully knowledgeable about the treatment plan crafted for you, and why it will be beneficial for your vein health. You can start your journey toward painless, healthy veins today by calling 407-545-3385 or 352-658-5547 today to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists. Or, if you’d like to learn more about vein treatment and how to keep your veins healthy, you can check out our blog for more helpful educational resources.