A non-invasive consultation is essential for making a correct diagnosis and for determining vein treatment options for patients with varicose veins. Duplex ultrasound allows for visualization of veins and their venous flow assessment, along with determination of the status of the deep, superficial, and perforator veins. Photoplethysmography allows for determination of the lower extremity venous refill time (VRT), with and without inflatable cuffs, to discern the individual contribution of superficial and deep vein insufficiency. The Vein Center has an experienced team to perform the non-invasive evaluations which will dictate which therapeutic vein care options are the best for our patients
Conservative Vein Therapy
Conservative vein therapy refers to the use of medical grade compression stockings and lifestyle modifications as a non-invasive method to treat varicose veins. With this option, patients with varicose veins may implement daily walking & exercise, elevation of their legs, avoidance of high heels, and wearing of compression stockings. Historically, both health care providers and insurers have recommended a trial period of conservative vein therapy before proceeding with definitive vein care. Conservative vein therapy is beneficial in reducing varicose vein symptoms and slowing the progression of chronic venous disease. However, our conservative Jackson, MS varicose vein therapy will neither prevent nor eliminate the condition of varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy is a vein treatment procedure that is used to chemically ablate superficial veins. This procedure uses tiny needles to inject a liquid or foam chemical agent into visible surface veins. The injected chemical solution causes the treated veins to shrink and collapse over time. In most cases, multiple treatment sessions are needed. Side effects are rare, with the most common being dark staining. Following a sclerotherapy procedure, compression stockings are worn to prevent the treated veins from carrying blood. Approximately 70% of veins treated by sclerotherapy will disappear with each treatment, unless their underlying cause is not treated. This is why The Vein Center recommends a non-invasive evaluation first be done to evaluate for underlying venous disease before cosmetic sclerotherapy is performed. Despite all the advancements in laser technology, sclerotherapy still remains the overwhelming choice of patients and their doctors for Jackson, MS spider vein treatment. Why, because sclerotherapy is more effective and less painful than any other treatment available for spider veins. Complications are minimal in the hands of an experienced Jackson, MS spider vein specialist.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
The endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) procedure involves thermal ablation of a varicose vein using laser energy delivered through a tiny laser fiber within a targeted vein segment. Unlike vein stripping, the EVLA procedure permanently shrinks and collapses the abnormal vein, thereby leaving it in place without surgically removing the vein. Local anesthesia is used during an EVLA procedure to keep the patient from feeling any pain or discomfort during the laser portion of the procedure. EVLA represents an FDA-cleared minimally-invasive technique to treat symptomatic varicose veins with excellent clinical and aesthetic results.