These are exciting times for Houston varicose vein doctors and their patients. There are a wealth of new, minimally invasive vein treatments that are highly effective and that lead to minimal discomfort and minimal downtime. Below, Dr. Rao, one of the best vein doctors in Houston, explains how each treatment works.
What do Houston residents need to know about the latest in varicose vein treatments?
The most important thing to know is that vein treatments have come a very long way since our mothers or our aunts had their treatments. Patients coming to a Houston vein clinic today can expect to have all of their care performed right at the center, with no need to visit a hospital or experience lengthy recovery times. In fact, you’ll be in and out the very same day and will be back at your usual activities. The main treatments include radiofrequency closure, ambulatory phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy. All treatments involve removing or sealing off diseased veins, permanently, thus restoring the health and beauty of your legs.
Using a tiny catheter and local anesthetics, your Houston vein doctor administers radiofrequency energy to the problem vein, causing it to seal shut. Your body gradually reabsorbs the vein, causing it to disappear from sight, and your blood is naturally rerouted through healthier veins in the area.
Similar to radiofrequency closure, your physician uses a tiny catheter and local anesthetics to administer a chemical foam into the problem vein. The foam causes the vein to collapse and seal shut and, as with radiofrequency closure, it is reabsorbed by the body and disappears from view.
Which treatment is right for me?
The answer to that question depends on a number of things, such as the location and extent of your vein disorder and your individual risk factors and preferences for treatment. At your initial appointment, you will be given a thorough venous health evaluation including a medical history interview and an examination that might include a painless ultrasound scan to visualize the veins deep beneath the skin. Armed with this data, Dr. Rao can offer you the best treatment options and will work with you to design a personalized treatment program that fits with your health and aesthetics goals, as well as with your busy schedule.
So don’t delay. Give us a call at 281-888-1464 to set up that first visit. We look forward to meeting you and helping you get started on the path to healthier, more attractive legs.