Choosing Between Laser and Surgery for Varicose Veins

  • Posted on: Sep 30 2013
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Varicose veins are more than just an eyesore. For some people, the twisted, bulging veins could actually cause aching, cramping, and swelling. In some cases, these veins could get inflamed and put your circulation in trouble. Here at our Brownwood cosmetic surgery practice, varicose vein treatment is one of the most sought after procedures.

By and large, minor vein problems can be remedied with compression stockings and lifestyle changes such as elevating your legs and walking regularly. For moderate to severe varicose veins, laser and surgery are often recommended. So which of the two is effective for varicose veins?

When Laser is Ideal for Varicose Veins

By and large, laser treatments utilize short bursts of laser to “zap” those distended veins and consequently result to scar tissue. By the time the veins have formed scars,  they will shrink and disappear. Laser works best for tiny varicose and spider veins beneath the skin. You may have to schedule multiple sessions of laser therapy to achieve the desired effect.

When Surgery is Ideal for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins that are too large may be difficult to treat with laser hence the need for surgery. Vein ligation involves removing or tying off a segment of the affected vein. Vein surgeries may require hospital stays.

For more information on our varicose treatment programs, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Butka by calling 325.641.1927 or by filling out this contact form. Our staff is trained in supporting you in a variety of ways including answering questions you may have concerning your treatment and in giving you the moral support to succeed now and for a lifetime.

Posted in: Laser Vein Treatments, Sclerotherapy

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