Varicose Veins Treatment
Varicose veins are treated with a variety of procedures that close faulty veins, help with pain, and reduce the appearance of large, bulging veins. Get the right treatment for you at Windy City Veins.
How Do You Treat Varicose Veins?
Luckily, varicose vein treatments don’t require complex surgeries, long recovery times, and extensive bed rest. We’ll usually try some lifestyle changes and at-home treatments to improve your varicose veins before trying outpatient treatments.
Prevention and Self-Care
Prevention and Self-Care
Changing your lifestyle in simple and easy ways can help reduce the pain and discomfort you may feel, and prevent the problem from getting worse.
Some things you can try are:
- Lose weight to relieve the pressure on your legs
- Exercise to help with blood flow and weight loss
- Elevate your legs every day to improve blood flow
- Avoid standing or sitting for a long time
- Wear looser clothing
- Wear compression socks, which help push blood through your legs
Treatments We Offer
If your vein specialist decides you need further treatment, they will recommend the one they think is best for you and walk you through the procedure.
EVLT (Endovenous Laser Ablation)
In EVLT, your doctor uses a catheter and ultrasound to go into your veins, and then a laser to heat the varicose vein until it closes. The process closes off faulty veins so blood only flows through healthy veins. The faulty vein eventually shrinks and fades. This procedure is usually best for veins that have not become twisted yet.
Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation
This procedure is similar to EVLT, but it uses radiofrequency energy instead of laser energy to close off the vein and restore blood flow. Experience is key in this procedure, and Windy City Veins’ specialists have performed it successfully many times.
VenaSeal is an alternative to ablation procedures that uses a special medical adhesive to close off a vein. People often find it more comfortable than ablation because it doesn’t require an anesthesia that swells your veins, has a shorter recovery time, and doesn’t require using compression socks after.
Varithena - Ultrasound Guided Microfoam Endovenous Ablation
Varithena is a foam that your vein specialist will inject into your vein with a butterfly needle, causing it to close. It’s fast and simple, and you can walk right away, while experiencing results quickly: patients soon see varicose veins fading and start feeling less pain.
In sclerotherapy, your vein specialist injects a solution into the vein, which makes it collapse and close. You may feel some cramping as it happens, and the whole procedure takes 15-30 minutes.
Which Treatment is Right For You?
Ready to talk about treatment? Set up an appointment with us to get examined and discuss your options right away. Every treatment and every person is different, so we make sure to understand your situation and choose the one that’s right for you.