When varicose veins begin to appear on your legs, it can be unsettling. No matter what you do, these twisting, swollen veins will not go away. A raised, blue line trails along your leg, making you want to hide it with long socks or pants. While varicose veins are associated with old age, they can occur when you are younger as well.
While some cases are mild and hardly noticeable, others can look like unsightly ropes bulging on your legs. Varicose veins can be painful and put you at risk of developing blood clots. When you are tired of struggling with your varicose veins, the TransiVein treatment can help.
What is the TransiVein Treatment?
The TransiVein treatment is part of a comprehensive approach to treat your varicose veins. It involves the use of a special light that is placed on the area of your legs where you have varicose veins. The rest of the room will be darkened in order to accurately pinpoint your varicose veins.
Once the light has been utilized, you will receive the next component of treatment known as sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy involves the use of injections into your varicose veins. The injection consists of medication that acts as an irritant, forcing the affected vein to become inflamed.
The blood will coagulate and the blood vessel itself will narrow until it collapses. This will cause the varicose vein to eventually disappear as blood flow is directed to other veins in your body.
After sclerotherapy, you will need compression. You will either have compression applied to the area that was treated or be required to wear compression stockings. Compression is necessary to ensure that blood clots do not develop in the area that was treated.
What to Expect After Your TransiVein Treatment?
A TransiVein treatment enables the doctor to be more precise when applying sclerotherapy to your varicose veins. It is important to realize that you may need several sessions to finally be rid of your unsightly, varicose veins. Eventually, your varicose veins will fade away. After a month or so, you should see a noticeable difference as your varicose veins disappear.
Are You a Candidate for Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy and the TransiVein treatment are not for everyone. This treatment is not recommended for pregnant women. If you have suffered from blood clots in the past, you will be carefully evaluated and the doctor will determine if sclerotherapy is safe for you.
For those who are going to be treated for bypass surgery, varicose veins may be considered for that procedure. Only the doctor can determine if this is treatment is advisable for you.
Your health history and current condition will be considered before moving forward with the TransiVein treatment and sclerotherapy.
Learn More About the TransiVein Treatment and Sclerotherapy
To learn more about the TransiVein treatment and how it can help you with sclerotherapy, make an appointment with South Texas Vein Institute today. We will assess your varicose veins, your medical history, and help you to find the best solutions.