Being a victim of unsightly varicose and spider veins can make you want to cover up during the most sun-filled season of the year. Without having to go under invasive surgery that could debilitate and make you uncomfortable, the Morrison Vein Institute offers efficient and effective procedures that successfully target problem areas directly for varicose and spider veins.
With two locations in Scottsdale and Tempe, the Institute also treats face, hand and chest veins.
Once the troublesome veins are treated, your body will heal on its own by re-routing blood flow to create stronger and healthier veins that reduce any future vein problems and improve your circulation.
Here are some effective and efficient procedures that the Morrison Vein Institute offers to treat pesky varicose and spider veins.
What are they? – Although heredity is a main cause for varicose veins, other factors like pregnancy, obesity, hormones, injury or standing or sitting for long periods of time could contribute.
Treatments for Varicose Veins
An alternative to the traditional and invasive vein stripping surgery, Dr. Morrison was the first physician in the Southwest to perform this procedure, where a thin catheter is inserted into the vein that delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy directly to the wall of the damaged vein, heating and sealing it shut. Best of all, most patients resume their normal activities just within one to two days after treatment.
- Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVTA)
Using ultrasound technology, a thin laser fiber is guided into the vein through a very small opening to deliver pulsed laser heat to the diseased vein wall. This causes the vein to close, and eliminates venous reflux at its source.
- Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy and Endovenous Chemical Ablation (EVCA)
With no downtime to recover, this technique uses ultrasound technology to guide the precise placement of injections needed to treat larger varicosities.
What are they? – Spider veins may be triggered by pregnancy or hormonal variations and sometimes result in itching, restless leg and minor aches and pains.
Treatments for Spider Veins
- Visual Sclerotherapy
A painless sclerosant is injected into the veins, causing them to shrink, close off and eventually disappear.
- Laser Treatments
For those tiny, stubborn red veins, laser treatments might be best.
The Morrison Vein Institute evaluates and determines which treatment plan is right for each patient. To make a consultation appointment or find out more information, visit morrisonvein.com or call 480-860-6455.