There are various methods of varicose veins treatment, some of which are noninvasive types of treatment like laser procedures. Laser surgery for problem veins is done by sealing off the vein by heat and light. Aside from possible redness and swelling at the laser surgical site, side effects are few and improbable. Varicose vein laser surgery is most effective for spider veins rather than bulging types of varicose veins. More than one or two treatments are most likely needed with laser types of procedures. However, patient can immediately return to normal activities.
For advance stages of leg vein bulges, phlebectomy of varicose veins is required if a patient desires to have them removed. A portion of larger veins are removed when a phlebectomy is performed. It is a minimally invasive way of eradicating problem veins by way of making very small incisions or punctures to the skin right near the affected vein. A phlebectomy hook is used to scoop up the vein through the puncture holes or incision. The entire phlebectomy of varicose veins procedure is approximately an hour or less. Also, this procedure is most frequently done on an outpatient basis, a positive fact for those desiring the removal of veins.
Due to the anesthetic preparation of the phlebectomy of varicose veins, post surgical discomfort or pain is seldom reported. The puncture site or incision is too insignificantly small to require stitching. The surgical area will be dressed with a snug fitting compressing wrap. Compressions stockings need to be worn in order to immediately return to normal activities. However, strenuous activities should be put on hold for about two weeks or so. With any surgical procedure, there is always the risk of infection since the skin has been infiltrated. Although the chances are 1 out of 1,000, there is a risk for infection since the skin has been cut or punctured, even though only slightly. Phlebectomy of varicose veins may also cause a temporary pigmentation of skin at the surgery site. The longer term results of this procedure are over a positive 90% success rate.