How Can Varicose or Spider Veins be Treated?
Spider veins on the legs are typically treated with sclerotherapy, which is a FDA-approved medication designed to damage the inner wall of the vessel and cause it to close. Spider veins of the face are best treated with Pulsed Dye Laser to locally close the vessel. .
While varicose veins can also be treated with sclerotherapy, since they are sign of a deeper problem they usually require the feeding vein to be treated in order to get the best outcome. One treatment that is useful for varicose veins is Endovenous Radiofrequency (EVRF) which delivers radiofrequency energy delivered directly into the vein through an ultrasound-guided catheter. The delivery is precise and your varicose veins can be treated in 45-60 minutes. EVRF is extremely effective and has a faster recovery with less pain and complication risk is minimized.
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) and another option. Light waves are delivered directly into the damaged vessel through a tiny incision that won’t require sutures to close. The vessel walls then absorb the 1320 nm wavelength heat and collapse the dysfunctional vein without pain, swelling, or bruising. After 1-2 weeks, your symptoms should be alleviated.
Another treatment option is VenaSeal™, which is a medication that behaves like a glue. This closes the damaged vessel without heat, anesthesia, or other irritants. The vein is compressed at intervals along its length, closing for reabsorption by the body. This treatment is great for patient comfort with the need for fewer needle sticks.
You are in excellent hands with Dr. Verebelyi, who has performed thousands of these procedures over the last fifteen years. He has two board certifications consisting of both Family Medicine as well as Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. Dr. Verebelyi is also a registered vascular technician (RVT) meaning that in addition to his MD, he holds the same credentials as the ultrasound sonographers in the hospital. In addition, Dr. Verebely is an expert in energy based medicine, having written much of the material and co-chairing for the Fundamentals of Lasers in Health Care Course offered by the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). Colorado Skin and Vein takes pride in keeping on the cutting-edge of vascular technology and treatments, so we bring the safest and most effective outcomes to Colorado patients.