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New Orleans Vein Clinic: Can Vein Doctors Really Make My Varicose Veins Go Away Forever?

The question posed in the title of this article is one that we are asked most frequently in our practice as New Orleans varicose veins specialists. The short answer to this question is “Yes,” but to fully appreciate what this could mean to you if you have varicose veins, you have to understand how veins work normally, and what causes them to become varicose.

What causes varicose veins?

Your veins rely on a series of tiny, one-way valves that open when surrounding muscles contract, and thus allow blood to flow through the valves on its way back to the heart and lungs. In healthy, normally-functioning veins, these valves then close to keep blood from flowing back into the veins. If the valves begin to malfunction – most often as the result of a disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) – they become “leaky,” and the blood flows back into the veins and pools there. This is what causes the veins to swell and become discolored, as they take on the bluish-purple color of deoxygenated blood.

Once veins have been damaged by CVI, can they be fixed or repaired?

Sadly, the answer to this question is “No.” There is no known pharmaceutical or surgical way to repair venous valves once they have become this damaged and the veins have become varicose. Conservative treatment – involving exercise, lifestyle modifications, and wearing compression stockings – can improve your circulation and reduce some of the negative side effects of CVI, but none of these treatments can shrink the swollen veins or return them to their normal color.

So if varicose veins can’t be fixed, how can you say “Yes, we can make them go away permanently?”

While veins that have become varicose can’t be repaired, they can be eliminated, and by means of painless, non-surgical, minimally-invasive treatments that require no hospitalization, and that can be delivered in the comfort of your Louisiana vein doctor’s offices. One of the most common treatments that we use at our New Orleans vein clinic is called sclerotherapy, a technique in which a tiny catheter is inserted into the swollen veins, after which a sealing agent is injected that causes the vein to collapse. The collapsed veins are then automatically absorbed into surrounding muscle tissue, while healthier veins take over the job of routing deoxygenated blood back to the heart.

Once varicose veins have been treated in this way, they really ARE gone forever, and won’t “come back.” You’ll notice the cosmetic benefits immediately, as your legs regain their natural beauty and all traces of the swollen, discolored veins disappear. But more important, within a few days you’ll start to notice relief from the pain and swelling that accompanies varicose veins, and start experiencing new levels of energy as your circulatory system regains its normal health.

New Orleans vein treatment is a long-term investment in your health

So yes, we can help you get rid of those ugly varicose veins, and permanently. But at the same time, each of our Covington varicose vein doctors is first and foremost a Medical Doctor, with what’s best for your overall health as our primary goal. So give us a call at  and let the experts at La Bella Vita Laser and Vein Center offices help to improve your health.

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