Month: June 2012

What is Foam Sclerotherapy?

Foam Sclerotherapy is another method for treating spider veins. Instead of a liquid drug being injected into the vein, of the same liquid is mixed with air before it is injected into the vein. The advantage is that the “bubble” of medicine that is created has a larger surface area, which makes for a better […]

Are Varicose Vein Treatments Permanent?

There are multiple treatment options for enlarged, tortuous veins, commonly referred to as varicose veins, or varicosities. Varicose veins are symptoms of venous insufficiency and while ugly and sometimes painful, NOT life-threatening or dangerous. Treatment options include injection Sclerotherapy, foam Sclerotherapy, laser ablation, microphlebectomy and vein stripping. Conservative treatment, or the non-surgical approach, includes the […]

Does Laser Ablation Work?

Despite its years of existence, laser ablation is still considered a “new” method for ridding oneself of unwanted varicose veins. Varicose veins are just enlarged branches of the venous system. They are a symptom of venous insufficiency, often accompanied by feelings of heaviness, tiredness, swelling and pain in the legs. They are annoying and oftentimes […]