Radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, and VenaSeal are the best minimally invasive vein treatments.
During radiofrequency ablation, the vein doctor inserts a catheter into the diseased saphenous vein through an incision on the skin and under ultrasound guidance. Once the catheter is lodged inside the vein, the doctor activates it to generate thermal energy, destroying the problematic vein.
During endovenous laser ablation, the vein physician inserts a laser fiber into the problematic saphenous vein through an incision on the skin and under ultrasound guidance. Once the endovenous laser is in place, the vein dr activates it to generate laser energy, collapsing the saphenous vein.
During VenaSeal, the vein doctor injects the medical adhesive into the diseased saphenous vein under ultrasound guidance. The vein glue fuses the vein’s walls, turning it into a hardened scar tissue.
As you can see, all of these procedures have the same goal — collapsing or closing the diseased saphenous vein. Once that’s done, the accumulated blood flows to healthier veins, restoring effective blood circulation.
After the minimally invasive vein treatment, the vein doctor uses sclerotherapy to treat the remaining spider veins. The vein doctor injects a medicine called sclerosant into the spider veins. The medicine fuses their vein walls, transforming them into scar tissues that eventually fade away from your skin.