Varicose Vein Treatments in Denver

At Denver Vein Center we want you to look and feel your best, that’s why we offer treatments to help you get rid of varicose veins.

Varicose Vein Treatment Denver - COVaricose veins are twisted, enlarged veins close to the surface or the skin. They usually will develop in the legs and above the ankles, over 40 million Americans are affected by varicose veins. Over 50% of women and 40% of men are affected by some type of vein abnormality in the United States. Symptoms of varicose veins often include; itching, burning, aches, muscle fatigue, cramping, restless leg syndrome, and leg heaviness. Not getting treatment for varicose veins can lead to bigger problems in the future including; blood clots and spontaneous bleeding from the vein.

Varicose veins are caused by blood flowing the wrong way in the artery which causing pooling of the blood in the vein. This pooling leads to damaged and bulging in the vein, in severe cases this can cause ulcers on the leg or ankle.

There are a number of treatments for varicose veins but before determining which treatment is best we first want to determine the cause of the varicose vein. At Denver Vein Center we will perform a painless non-invasive ultrasound test, this will allow the physician to watch the direction the blood is flowing to determine if there are any damaged valves. This ultra sound will help us decide the best way to treat the varicose veins.

Each varicose vein treatment has a different method and provides different benefits to patients, below is the list of the treatments currently offered at Denver Vein Center, along with a brief description of the procedure and the benefits it offers.

Endovenous Laser Ablation of the Saphenous Vein (ELAS)

ELAS is a clinically proven, FDA approved technique that permanently eliminates varicose veins. This procedure is performed under local anesthetic and causes no damage to the surrounding tissue. Using an ultrasound for guidance a very small puncture is made and a thin laser is inserted into the damaged vein, the laser then creates heat that causes the vein to collapse, the laser is then removed. The abnormal vein is then closed off so that the blood flow will redirect through the healthy veins in the leg.

Benefits of ELAS

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  •  Remove unsightly veins
  •  Relief of symptoms
  •  Treatment addresses the underlying problem
  •  Minimally invasive
  •  Performed under local anesthetic
  •  Office procedure
  •  Fast recovery, return to normal activities in 1-2 days
  •  Prevents progression of disease
  •  No scarring

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a method of removing very twisted varicose veins on the surface of the legs. The procedure involves making tiny punctures through which the veins are removed. This procedure is performed under local anesthetic and the incisions are so small no stitches are required. We often combine this procedure with ELAS.

Benefits of Ambulatory Phlebectomy

  •  Remove unsightly veins
  •  Relief of symptoms
  •  Performed under local anesthetic
  •  Excellent long term results
  •  No scarring

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

This treatment is a non-surgical procedure where we inject a solution into the problem veins. The solution is often is placed precisely at the root of the problem vein.

Benefits of Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

  •  Remove unsightly veins
  •  No downtime
  •  Treatment directed specifically at the problem
  •  Painless
  •  No scarring

After any of these vein treatments, compression stockings are worn. Our physician will advise you on how long to wear these stockings.

For more information on Varicose Veins and their treatments give Denver Vein Center a call today. We would be happy to help you with any questions you may have.