Treating Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

Varicose veins and spider veins are caused by swelling of the veins, usually in the lower extremities. The blue, purple or reddish appearance of the dilated veins is caused by a backflow of blood, which is usually the result of malfunctioning valves in the veins.

Treatment options available at Atlanta vein specialists Vein Center of Northwest, GA are based on the location, symptoms, and extent of these dilated veins. Available therapeutic options include:

Conservative Treatments

Compression stockings or compression bandaging to help reduce the swelling in your legs and alleviate discomfort.

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The “gold standard” for treating spider veins and small varicosities, sclerotherapy is an effective and economical treatment option.

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VNUS Closure

VNUS Closure is an outpatient surgical procedure using high frequency radio waves to treat varicose veins.

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During micro-phlebectomy or ambulatory phlebectomy small sections of affected veins are removed through tiny incisions through the skin.

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Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular ultrasound provides a picture of the structure of the veins in the body. Using a Doppler ultrasound as part of the venous ultrasound exam, Dr. Perry examines how the blood is flowing through veins and determines appropriate treatments for any abnormalities found.

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