Just because colder weather is upon us and it’s almost time to start digging out pants and jeans, covering up doesn’t mean spider veins will disappear. In addition to looking unsightly, spider and varicose veins can pose health problems, so never let them go unnoticed or untreated.
Dr. Robert Merchant and Dr. John Daake not only treat the unsightly surface spider veins, but also the feeders that actually feed them. Treating the feeders means treating the source of the problem. We encourage our patients to take a look at our Website for treatment options to discover what suits them best. Here’s a quick look at our options:
- ClosureFast / Radiofrequency Closure: Treating varicose veins, this FDA approved procedure provides exceptional results. The one and a half hour surgery is performed under “twilight anesthesia” or a minimal sedation. The minimally invasive walk in/walk out procedure allows patients to resume normal activity quickly and we recommend taking just one day off work following the surgery.
- Ambulatory Micro Phlebectomy: Performed separately or in conjunction with the RadioFrequency Closure treatment, this procedure surgically removes large varicose veins through micro-incisions near the surface of the skin, leaving a remarkable effect.
- Foam Sclerotherapy: Treating unwanted spider veins, this non-operative treatment uses micro-injection technology through small needles using an FDA approved solution. Compression hoses are required to be worn after the treatment and normal activities can resume immediately. To complete the sclerotherapy effectively, it usually takes two to four treatments, six weeks apart. What’s great is this approach treats hand, facial, leg and chest veins.