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What Are the Treatments for Varicose Veins?

Everything You Always Wanted (and Needed) to Know About the Medical Treatments for Varicose Veins Removal. While standard varicose vein surgery has been used for over 100 years, the treatment of superficial veins has evolved dramatically in the last 10 years. With all those change, it is easy to get confused. What treatments for varicose […]

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Three Reasons Why You May Have Recurrent Varicose Veins After Treatment

60% of patients have recurrent varicose veins in the five years following their surgery. [1] New studies even suggest recurrence of varicose veins occurres at a median of 3 years after procedure.[2]  Several possible causes have been recognized for recurrent varicose veins. Here are the three main ones: Blood reflux can still persist after the […]

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Radiofrequency Ablation

Similar to laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive varicose vein treatment procedure. The difference is the use of radiofrequency energy (electricity) to heat, collapse and seal off the targeted blood vessels instead of heat produce by a laser. Watch the video below to see an example:   Is there a difference in the success […]

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Endovenous Laser Treatment

The new kid on the block Approved by the FDA in January 2002, the endovenous laser treatment is a fairly new way to remove varicose veins. It consists of heating the inside of a vein with laser energy. A small fiber is inserted inside the vein and laser energy is applied directly to the vein […]

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Foam Sclerotherapy

What is foam sclerotherapy? Invented around the same time as conventional sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy became popular only recently as a result of the use of ultrasound to control its distribution. Foam sclerotherapy is a technique where the sclerosant STS is mixed with air or a physiological gas in a syringe before being injected into your […]

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Conventional Sclerotherapy

Conventional Sclerotherapy Conventional sclerotherapy is a process where a liquid (a irritating solution called a sclerosant) is injected into the vein which causes the vein to collapse. As time goes by, the collapsed vein will seal so that no more blood can flow through it. Sclerotherapy has been used in the treatment of varicose veins […]

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Varicose Vein Surgery

How surgeons remove varicose veins? Varicose vein surgery, also called “vein stripping” is the number one enemy of vein clinics. They call it barbaric. Why? Because vein stripping is the classic varicose vein treatment. It is the standard onto which every new treatment is compared against. And vein clinics using newer technology hate that. It’s […]

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