Does the appearance of visible spider and varicose veins make you self-conscious about your skin? At AssociatesMD, we offer a wide range of safe, comfortable vascular treatments to get rid of nuisance veins with minimal recovery or downtime.
Vascular Treatments and Services
At AssociatesMD, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. We offer the latest state-of-the-art minimally-invasive treatments to help treat several vein and vascular concerns, including:
- Spider and varicose veins
- Leg pain and swelling
- Venous ulcer care
- Venous insufficiency
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Blood clotting disorders
- Pulmonary embolism
During your consultation, our medical team will evaluate your individual condition and help you determine which vascular treatment is right for you.
Spider or small varicose veins are safely and effectively treated by visual sclerotherapy, which involves injections of prescription sodium chloride into the affected veins. The solution disrupts the lining of the veins, causing them to stick together and permanently seal off the veins. The blood is then rerouted, and the treated veins are eventually removed by the body and replaced with healthy tissue.
Designed to target larger veins that are not effectively treated with visual sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy uses the same medicated solution and rapidly mixes it with air, creating a foamy consistency that is capable of covering larger areas within the veins. As with other forms of sclerotherapy, the solution causes the vessels to clot and close off. The veins are then eventually removed by the body through natural processes.
For insufficient veins that are not visible underneath the skin surface, sclerotherapy can also be performed with the assistance of high-tech ultrasound imaging. The ultrasound allows our medical team to accurately treat underlying veins and remove them safely and permanently without any disruption to your normal activities.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
In the past, larger and deeper varicose veins have been removed with stripping surgery. Thanks to high-tech advances in vascular medicine such as endovenous laser ablation, this extensive procedure is no longer necessary. FDA-approved and performed in up to 30 minutes, this treatment uses laser assistance to gently heat and seal off veins without any downtime required.
During this procedure, medium and large superficial veins are removed through tiny slits in the skin. This procedure is well-tolerated under local anesthesia, with most patients returning to normal activities shortly after treatment. Unlike traditional vein removal procedures, ambulatory phlebectomy leaves minimal scarring.
One of the most modern vein treatments, ClariVein® is approved by the FDA and is used to treat greater and shorter saphenous and surrounding veins. A wire is fed into the vein with ultrasound guidance and often without any incisions. The wire is connected a handheld device that rotates the wire, displacing the blood to healthier vessels. A medicated solution is then injected into the vein, and as the wire is removed, the solution seals the vein off permanently. This procedure boasts a 99 percent success rate without disrupting normal activities.
For men and women who are at high risk of developing a venous disease or who are already taking steps to slow down the progression of this condition, compression hose can help maintain effective circulation in the legs by applying graduated compression throughout your daily activities.
Using revolutionary Microburst Technology, VeinGogh uses a super thin laser probe to deliver high-frequency electrical energy that safely heats and collapses superficial spider veins. This technology is built for patient safety and comfort, with a high rate of success and patient satisfaction.