Vein Treatments FAQs | Jacksonville
Click any of the questions below to see our answer.How effective are spider and varicose veins treatments today?
Advances in medical technology have brought safer and more effective treatments to numerous medical conditions, and abnormal vascular conditions are no exception. Today, we are able to treat abnormal veins safely and with minimal discomfort to the patient. Through the use of ultrasound scans and other advanced methods, we are able to provide non-surgical precision-based treatments that are safe, painless and highly effective. At St. Johns Vein Center, we are experienced vein care professionals that use all these methods to provide Jacksonville area residents a sophisticated range of treatments for nearly all types of vein problems.
Although today there are better and safer varicose vein removal treatments than ever before, only around 1% of all Americans affected by an abnormal vein condition such as varicose or spider veins ever seek help. Many people believe that vein problems are just a natural part of aging and/or lifestyle and choose to live with it. The good news is that when it comes to treatment for varicose veins, Jacksonville area residents have access through our clinic to the most state of the art, non-invasive methods that can get rid of your discomfort and make beautiful and healthy legs once again a reality in your life.
At St. Johns Vein Clinic Jacksonville, vein treatment options include the following:
- Compression Hose
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy
- Endovenous Ablation
A compression hose (otherwise known as compression stockings) is the most conservative treatment for spider veins and varicose veins. This will most likely be the first method attempted to eliminate the abnormal vein condition. Compression stockings are a simple and cheap method used to treat minor vein abnormalities. These stockings range in price from around $50 to $125. They work by applying pressure around the ankle and going up the leg. This massages the blood flow upwards towards the heart, thus helping to reduce the swelling of the vein. When purchasing compression stockings, Jacksonville residents are advised to obtain a medical prescription rather than buying them over the counter, this will insure that the stockings are stronger and fitted more properly.
An Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a procedure by which superficial veins are removed through a small, slit-like incision to the skin. This procedure is generally used for larger varicose veins and is performed inside the doctor's office using local anesthesia.
Endovenous Ablation is a cutting-edge procedure also used mostly for larger varicose veins that harnesses heat energy to shut down the vein. The heat is produced through either radio frequency or laser technology. The end result is to tighten and shrink the vein to the point that it is no longer visible through the skin. Although the valves are still non-functional, the vein swelling is eliminated, as well as the pain associated with the swelling. Endovenous Ablation has all but replaced the more primitive procedure known as vein stripping, because it is minimally invasive and most often highly effective.
Sclerotherapy is among the most popular varicose veins treatments today. Sclerotherapy can be used as both a treatment for spider veins and small varicose veins. This treatment is administered using a tiny needle to inject the affected veins with sclerosant, a solution that ultimately stops blood flow through the vein. At St. Johns Vein Clinic, Sclerotherapy treatments come in three different varieties:
The type of Sclerotherapy used and the number of treatment sessions required will depend on each individual case. Call our Jacksonville Office today to set up your consultation appointment.