What is Laser Vein Ablation? Sclerotherapy?

What is laser vein ablation? Sclerotherapy? Which procedure is right for me?

Are you confused about the different treatments available for vein disease? Let us break them down for you.

Laser Vein Ablation: Laser vein ablation treats vein disease by delivering just the right wavelength of laser energy to the affected vein, causing broken veins to close and redirecting blood flow to other healthy veins in the legs.

Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy is another procedure used to treat spider and varicose veins. The procedure involves injecting a solution directly into the vein using a fine needle. The solution itself causes the vein lining to swell and stick together. Over time, the vein vessel turns to scar tissue that fades from view.

Which procedure is right for me?

Generally, deeper, larger veins are addressed first with laser ablation, followed by sclerotherapy.  In order to know the best option, an individualized treatment plan is made after a consultation with a physician.

Artemis Colorado – Vein & Cosmetic Center offers free consultations to guide you through this process. The vein treatment doctors at Artemis will take the time to find the right solution that fits your needs. Contact us today.