Perhaps you’ve heard about some of the new, minimally invasive vein treatments that are available from your Vein Specialist in New Orleans. However, it may not be completely clear what’s available, which treatments are the most popular and effective, and just how they work. Your Covington varicose vein doctor, Dr. Randall S. Juleff at LaBella Vita Laser and Vein Center, is here to explain and clarify.
What do Covington residents need to know about today’s vein treatments?
The first and most important thing to know is that vein disease treatment has come a very long way in the last two decades. The treatments your mother or your aunt had bear little resemblance to the quick, comfortable, and minimally invasive vein treatments of today.
Your Covington varicose vein doctor has an arsenal of at least three primary treatments to get rid of varicose veins and the symptoms that often accompany them. These treatments include microphlebectomy, sclerotherapy, and endovenous treatments including laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation.
Sound confusing? Not to worry –New Orleans vein treatment is actually simpler than it sound, and more effective than ever before. With microphlebectomy, your vein doctor removes the diseased vein through tiny incisions in the skin – so tiny in fact that they leave little to no scarring, and only require local anesthetics. The other treatments involve closing or sealing off the diseased vein permanently, without removing it. In sclerotherapy, this is done through the use of a chemical substance that is injected into the vein. With ablation, either the heat from a laser or from radiofrequency energy is used to seal off the vein, through a tiny catheter. These procedures only require a needle, no cutting, and are completed in about an hour. They can all be performed on an outpatient basis at our Covington vein clinic, with no need to visit a hospital, have general anesthetics, or experience lengthy recovery times. And the results are remarkable: the closed vein is gradually reabsorbed by the body and disappears from view. Our patients are delighted with how they look and feel.
To get started with the best vein doctor in Covington, all you need to do is contact Dr. Juleff at LaBella Vita Laser and Vein Center to set up an initial appointment for a venous health evaluation. We’ll take a medical and family history (as genetics can play a big role in vein disease), and we’ll examine your legs. We might also include a painless ultrasound exam, which allows us to visualize the veins deep beneath the skin. Inside these veins can lurk blood clots (deep vein thrombosis), which can be quite dangerous.
Once we’ve completed the initial examination we’ll provide you with an individualized treatment plan that achieves your health and your aesthetics goals and fits with your busy schedule. So don’t wait, get in touch with us today.