Vein ablation and sclerotherapy are two treatments that can be prescribed for dilated superficial veins, or varicose veins. When found in the legs, they can be painful, itchy or unsightly, especially when a patient is standing and walking.
Varicose veins are conventionally treated with surgery to remove the veins. However, new less invasive treatments seal the main leaking vein in the thigh using sclerotherapy, laser or radiofrequency ablation. In addition to the possibility of avoiding the need for general anesthetic, this procedure can usually be completed in less than an hour, with little to no discomfort. Unlike surgery, the results are immediate and patients can resume normal activities on the same day as the procedure, improving quality of life.
Dr. Reynaria Pitts offers both vein ablation and sclerotherapy for individuals with venous insufficiency who have tried conservative management options, such as compression stockings and elevating their legs, but continue to have symptoms like pain, discomfort, swelling etc.