At VeinInnovations, we don’t expect our patients to be experts on vein treatments. However, we know that the decision to undergo treatment is a big one. Our patients want to know as much as possible about why our Atlanta vein specialists are recommending the specific treatment(s) they are.

Determining a Treatment Plan

Since vein disease has many different underlying causes, proper diagnosis is crucial to determining the best and most effective treatment for each individual. We use state-of-the-art ultrasound technology to see how the veins and the valves within them are functioning, where the problem is located, and how serious it is. After that, we discuss treatment options with our patient and give our recommendation.
Our goal for each patient is to choose the best treatment plan for their particular vein issue without subjecting them to excessive, unnecessary procedures. We have an extensive section here on our website detailing the vein treatments we perform at our Atlanta-area vein clinics. Of course, our vein specialists and staff also spend time with each of our patients to make sure that they understand the available options and that all of their questions and concerns are addressed.

laser vein treatmentConservative Approaches to Vein Treatment

In some cases, we don’t even recommend a vein procedure. Sometimes, conservative treatments such as prescription compression stockings and some lifestyle changes are all that are required – or at least worth trying.

Non-Invasive and Minimally-Invasive Treatments

Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and Venefit are both minimally-invasive treatments for a common condition called venous reflux. While EVLA uses laser energy, Venefit uses radio frequency, both close off the damaged vein, which is then reabsorbed into the body, allowing blood to circulate normally again.

Sclerotherapy is used to treat spider veins and other small vein issues. Unlike EVLA and Venefit, with sclerotherapy, medication is injected into the vein to collapse it.

Laser treatments are also an option for small vein problems. Laser technology is used to target and destroy the weakened veins. Sometimes laser treatments and sclerotherapy are used together. Both are delicate enough to be used on tiny spider veins that can develop around the nose and elsewhere on the face, but effective enough for varicose veins on the legs.

An ambulatory phlebectomy is often the preferred procedure for more serious varicose veins. It’s a daunting-sounding name, but it’s actually another minimally-invasive procedure. The vein specialist makes micro-incisions about the size of a needle puncture in order to remove the damaged veins. It usually leaves no scars at all.

All of these procedures are done in the comfort of one of our beautiful Atlanta vein treatment centers, sometimes in under an hour. Patients can go home or back to work the same day. In many cases, the procedures are covered by patients’ health insurance because they are deemed medically necessary. We work with insurers to provide the documentation and any information they need.

Of course, this is just a brief overview of the varicose vein and spider vein removal treatments we offer. When you come in for a consultation and diagnosis, our vein specialists will recommend the best option for you. Call us today or contact us online to schedule an appointment.