Endovenous Laser Ablation
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) is a minimally invasive, more desirable alternative for the treatment of painful, unsightly varicose veins. With a 98% effective rate, varicose veins can be removed in the office and the procedure allows patients to return to normal activity immediately.
Venefit™, also known by other names such as ClosureFast™ and VNUS Closure, is a minimally invasive procedure performed to treat patients suffering from varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency. This minimally invasive treatment uses radiofrequency energy to deliver thermal heat to the affected vein wall, which shrinks the vessel and forces its closure.
Sclerotherapy has made a major evolution with the introduction of Microfoam. Traditional sclerotherapy causes damage to the lining of the vein, causing it to collapse and making the walls of the vein then stick together. The vein is then slowly reabsorbed and disappears. Foam Sclerotherapy works in the same way only it is much more efficient. Foam is made by adding air to a liquid sclerosant such as the detergent Polidocanol (Asclera).
Varithena was first approved as a treatment for varicose veins by the Food and Drug Administration in 2013. It’s an injectable foam that’s administered using ultrasound technology. This line of treatment can greatly improve the appearance of the legs as well as reduce painful symptoms.
Veinwave has been available in Europe for over ten years; the FDA has recently approved the Vein Wave for use in the USA. It was developed to treat the small fine spider veins that are resistant to sclerotherapy, using radiofrequency. Although microsclerotherapy is still the gold standard to treat spider veins, Vein wave is an excellent adjunct to these treatments, and especially when treating veins less than .3 mm.
Facial Vein Treatment
Facial spider veins are broken blood vessels that are distended and become visible on the face. Spider veins on the face, or facial telangiectasia, can appear blue, red or purple and are usually the result of aging, sun damage, hereditary factors, injury, allergic reactions or hormonal shifts. While spider veins may not necessarily be harmful, they can cause frustration, embarrassment, and self-consciousness. Some patients may also suffer from a common condition known as rosacea, which commonly appears as fine veins and blushing on the cheeks and may be exacerbated when exposed to triggers such as stress, alcohol or spicy foods.