Veins have one-way valves that help keep blood flowing toward your heart. If the valves are weak or damaged, blood can back up and pool in the veins, which causes the veins to swell, leading to varicose veins. Varicose veins are common; however, you are more at risk if you are older, are female, have obesity, don’t exercise, or have a family history of varicose veins. Exercising, losing weight, elevating your legs when resting, and not crossing them when sitting can help keep varicose veins from getting worse. Wearing loose clothing and avoiding long periods of standing can also help. If varicose veins are painful or you don’t like the way they look, Dr. Carvajal may recommend one of the following procedures to remove them.
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins by injecting a solution (usually a salt solution) directly into the vein. By irritating the blood vessel lining, the solution causes the vein to collapse and the blood to clot. Over time, the vessel will…
Q switched laser VEIN
The combination of low concentrations of sclerosing solution and the Nd:YAG, Q-switched laser with multiple (quadruple) frequency provides good results in the treatment of spider veins and reticular varicose veins of the lower extremities…
radiofrequency ablation: Dr. William may use radiofrequency (RF) energy administered through the end of a catheter. RF tools transmit energy at high levels through tissue. The tissue absorbs the energy, converting it to heat. This heat destroys the cells ….
This unique approach eliminates the risk of nerve injury when treating the small saphenous vein, which is a risk sometimes associated with certain thermal-based procedures.1,2 Clinical studies have demonstrated that the procedure is safe and effective…