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If you suffer from varicose veins, you probably want the top vein treatments in Baltimore. While people have struggled with varicose veins since the beginning of time, the treatment options have advanced greatly in recent years. Previously, you only had two options: compression therapy or invasive surgery. While compression is still used, there are also non-invasive and pain free treatments available. Here’s what you need to know about the top vein treatments in Baltimore.
Varicose Veins & Spider Veins
Both varicose and spider veins are abnormal veins. They develop when the valves and walls of the vein are weak. This allows blood to pool in the veins and create pressure that causes the veins to swell and become visible. Both issues are very common. Fortunately, there are several treatment options.
Sclerotherapy is the most popular treatment for spider veins and small varicose veins. This treatment is a simple injection. The provider uses a tiny needle to inject a sclerosant solution into the vein. This solution causes the vein to collapse, shrink and dissolve over the next few weeks. The body naturally absorbs the vein and reroutes the blood to healthy vessels nearby.
This treatment is minimally invasive, and the recovery time is very quick. Your provider will recommend wearing compression stockings for two weeks after treatment but otherwise, you are free to return to regular activities the same day as treatment.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
Laser ablation, or EVLT, is an FDA approved treatment for varicose veins. It is a very cost-effective option and replaces the need for traditional open vein surgery. The procedure is minimally invasive and requires no anesthesia. Guided by imaging technology, the provider threads a thin laser fiber into the vein with a tiny needle. The fiber heats up and effectively closes the vein, allowing blood to flow through remaining healthy veins.
Top Vein Treatments in Baltimore
These are two of our most popular vein treatments, but there are other options as well. To learn more about any of these treatments, please contact the Vein Center of Maryland today.