One of the first questions that our patients ask is how long the results will last. The answer is simple, yet requires a bit of explanation.

With state-of-the-art treatments performed by experienced Atlanta vein specialists like those at VeinInnovations, the results are nearly always permanent. That doesn’t mean, however, that a person won’t develop new varicose veins later on.

That’s why it’s essential to properly diagnose and treat a person’s vein problems at the source. By doing so, we can help lessen the chances of further problems occurring.

Vein Closure

Most of our varicose vein treatments, including ClosureFast, VenaSeal, and endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) work by closing off the damaged vein. There are differences in the way these minimally-invasive procedures are performed. However, with all of them, after the vein is closed off, it becomes non-functional. Blood is automatically re-routed to healthy veins. The treated vein is eventually absorbed into the blood system.

The chances of a vein that has been properly closed reopening are very minimal. Studies have shown that after two years, 90 percent of veins treated with a closure treatment were invisible under ultrasound. However, that’s why it’s essential that one of these treatments be performed by an experienced Atlanta vein doctor.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

This vein treatment is as minimally-invasive as the closure procedures. However, instead of closing off the vein, tiny incisions are made and the damaged vein is actually removed.

Which type of varicose vein treatment we recommend depends on the results of the thorough diagnostic testing that we do on every patient. We discuss the options and pros and cons of each so that our patients can make an informed decision.

Genetic and Other Factors that Can Cause Continued Vein ProbMother and daughter lems

Many people who have varicose veins are genetically predisposed to getting them. That means that they may see new varicose veins occur later. Further, risk factors like obesity, lack of exercise and smoking can increase a person’s chances of having continued vein issues.

That’s why we work individually with each patient to help do everything possible to improve their overall vein health after one of our treatments. That way, even if more vein issues develop later, they’ll likely be less serious and easier to treat than if the initial problem had never been treated.

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Call us or contact us online to schedule a consultation to find out how we can help you. We have Atlanta vein clinics located throughout the Atlanta area.