Scottsdale Vein Center offers a variety of both cosmetic and corrective treatment options.
The VNUS Closure procedure is an alternative treatment option to traditional vein stripping surgery. VNUS Closure brings state of the art technology to an old disease.
The closure procedure is an outpatient treatment performed in the doctor’s offices. Local anesthesia is used to numb the treatment area. A thin catheter is then inserted into the vein through a small opening, using only a single needle stick. The catheter delivers radio frequency (RF) energy to the vein wall, causing it to heat, collapse and seal shut.
Once the diseased vein is closed, other healthy veins take over and empty blood from your legs. As normal return flow is reestablished, your symptoms improve noticeably.
Operating Room Sclerotherapy is a very popular method of eliminating spider veins. A sclerosing agent is injected into the veins. This solution causes an irritation to the inner lining of the vein causing them to stick together when copressed (which is why wearing your copression stockings following procedure is important). This results in closure of the vein and reabsorbtion over time. A small needle is used to perform the injections and most patients relate the discomfort to that of an ant bite. The majority of people who have Sclerotherapy performed are extreamly satisfyed with the results.
The number of treatments needed differs from patient to patient, depending on the extent and size of the superficial vein system. An average of two or three treatments is required in most cases. The treatment sessions last approximately 40 minutes each. During this time the front and back of both legs will be treated. The sessions are done at four-week intervals until optimal results are obtained.
Patients with a history of spider veins tend to develop new ones. A yearly touch up may be recommended.
Ultra Sound Guided sclero closure for deep refluxing veins.
Deep, painful veins can be surgically treated by finding the problem veins with ultrasound. The vein can then be treated in the office with a minimal invasive ultrasound guided procedure.
Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they are smaller, are often red or blue in color, and are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They can look like a tree branch or spider web with their short jagged lines. Spider veins can be found on both the legs and the face. They can cover either a very small or very large area of skin.
Varithena (polidocanol injectable foam)
Scottsdale Vein Center is pleased to announce its adoption of Varithena, an FDA approved polidocanol injectable foam that helps eliminate varicose veins without incision or general anesthesia.
This minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatment option works by administering a small amount of Varithena through a catheter or by direct injection into the damaged vein. The Varithena microfoam fills and treats the desired section of the vein. The diseased vein collapses and the microfoam is deactivated. When the malfunctioning vein collapses, blood flow shifts to healthier veins nearby.
Varithena can treat a wide range of varicose veins such as twisted veins, veins above and below the knee, veins with small, medium and large diameters, and veins previously treated with other methods. Whether you are seeking your first vein treatment or if you’ve previously been treated but did not fully resolve your affected veins, Varithena is a leading edge solution.
For more information about this treatment and consultation, please call 480-483-0208