Lengthy clothes look good on some days. When they become so frequent that you really can’t remember when the last anyone saw your legs, it becomes a reason to raise an eyebrow.
As they say, there’s no action without a reaction. In your case, it probably means that your suspicious preference for long clothes is a reaction to something. It’s even more probable that the thing you’re reacting to is the veins that disfigure your legs.
Perhaps, veins from the varicose nation have invaded your leg. This would mean that you would also have to deal with pain as you dread the sight of those veins peeping through your skin.
You also know that a vein stripping surgery could help you take the veins out (well if you didn’t; now you do). But then, vein stripping involves cutting through your skin and pulling the veins out physically. There’s the part where you’re not exactly macho around razors and blood. Simply put, vein-stripping is a no-no.
After weighing your options, you’ve decided to get more long clothes with the same amount that a phlebectomy would cost. These veins are your cross, and you’re so ready to bear it.
What if you discovered a process that can bring your legs back to their glory days? What if this process didn’t involve razors and blood? What if you could eat your cake and have it?
Well, your dream is just about to come through! You’re just one step away from putting those long clothes away. That step is non-invasive vein removal.
Non-invasive vein removal is a procedure that doesn’t involve surgery cutting. The hybrid version between non-invasive vein removal and surgeries or vein stripping is referred to as minimally invasive vein removal. For this process, the skin has to endure tiny incisions at most.
There’s quite a several non-invasive vein removal processes; the first being sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy refers to a therapy that is done using a sclerosant. The whole idea of this therapy is to kill the varicose using the sclerosant solution. The sclerosant is injected directly into the vein. This solution forces the vein to breakdown. This way, the blood that used to be stuck in it begins to flow through other veins. Over time, your body terminates the vein totally, such that they clear out by themselves.
The sclerosant solution (sodium tetradecyl sulfate) is normally used for small varicose veins, known as spider veins. In case the varicose veins are larger, then foam sclerotherapy is carried out. The major difference between foam sclerotherapy and normal sclerotherapy is that in foam sclerotherapy, the sclerosant solution is foamed up. This foam is then injected into the varicose vein. The sclerosant solution is foamed up so it can spread and cover the entire vein. If the sclerosant solution is used without foaming, it will cover only a part of the vein, and leave other parts disfiguring the leg.
- Another option is to focus pulsed light on the veins from outside the skin. With the right wavelength, the heat contracts the veins. They get absorbed into the body from the inside and fade out on the outside. During the process, several measures are carried out to ensure that you are not inconvenienced in any way.
One of these measures is a cooling system. This system protects the skin from the heat or any injury that may result from it. There is also some sense of precision to the removal of each vein. Wavelengths, fluences, and pulse widths are adjusted frequently to fit each vein at every stage and position of the vein in the process. Apart from the fact that these measures make your treatment fit perfectly for you, they also reduce the risk of complications.
- Radiofrequency Ablation
This is another effective non invasive procedure for varicose veins. Rather than using liquid solutions, this process uses radio waves, or radiofrequency as it is alternatively called. First, the vein will be numbed, then an ultrasound will be carried out. The aim of this is to see through the leg and locate the vein. Once the vein is located, a catheter (preferably wire) is passed through the vein. Radio waves are then transported through the wire, such that the energy hits the vein walls. These radio waves will cause the vein walls to heat up, get thick and constrict. In most cases, the wire catheter is passed from the knee to the groin. Over time, the body sucks them back in, so they are no longer visible on the skin. The entire process normally takes some weeks but may run into months in other cases.
- Endovenous Laser Ablation
This process is quite similar to radiofrequency ablation. The veins are also numbed, an ultrasound is carried out and a catheter is passed through. However, the catheter in this case is a laser fiber. The energy involved is also not radiofrequency but laser energy. After the ultrasound and the catheter insertion, the laser energy heats veins which makes them contract and be reabsorbed by your body over time. Endovenous laser therapy is often used to treat the deeper veins of the leg.
One awesome benefit of endovenous laser ablation therapy is that it takes about one hour to complete the whole process. What’s more is that right after the therapy, you can go back to business as usual. You don’t need to get admitted or go through serious recovery processes. At most, you get to wear compression socks for a while. This makes sure that your leg does not swell after the process, and that blood flows through other veins. Subsequently, ultrasounds will be carried out to ensure that the veins did not leave any clots behind.
Who Should Use Non-Invasive Vein Removal?
Typically, most people prefer DIY vein removal solutions. However, it doesn’t work for everyone. The non-invasive vein removal process is the best option for you if:
- Your DIY therapies are not so effective.
- The veins disfigure your leg so badly.
- The blood pressure from the affected being causes the fatty tissue to toughen.
- The vein begins to inflame.
- The vein begins to cause ulcers Ir sores form.
- The blood in those areas clots now and then.
- The veins give you leg pain or cramps you experience any pain or cramping.