We’re already a few months into 2015: how are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions? If your resolution was to get rid of your varicose veins once and for all, it’s time to act. 2015 is the perfect year to treat your varicose veins because there are so many safe and effective minimally invasive treatment options. Our NJ vein expert explains more about these treatments below.
Treating varicose veins in 2015: the future is now!
To fully understand why 2015 is such a great year for varicose vein treatment, it’s good to have an idea of what vein treatment used to entail. Back in the “bad old days” of vein treatment, there was no such thing as a minimally invasive vein procedure. Instead, if you wanted to have your varicose veins removed, you would have to undergo a procedure known as “vein stripping.” This type of treatment was about as much fun as the name suggests. You would be required to visit a hospital and undergo general anesthesia. A surgeon would make large incisions along the length of the vein and literally strip it out of your body. You’d wake up to a long, painful recovery period and scarring that might not look much better than the varicose veins you had before.
Fortunately, vein treatment in NJ looks much different today. The procedures that Dr. John Chuback and other Bergen County plastic surgeons now rely on are considered minimally invasive. This means they don’t require general anesthesia or large incisions. Instead, you can have your varicose or spider veins removed with the use of only a small needle or tiny catheter.
Choosing the best vein treatment for you
There are a variety of different minimally invasive treatments that vein doctors use to address problematic veins. Finding the right one for you depends largely on your veins’ condition. If you are living with surface level spider veins or small varicose veins, your doctor might recommend sclerotherapy. This procedure uses a pharmaceutical agent to seal veins closed. Once closed, the veins will fade from view, leaving you with improved circulation and aesthetics.
Larger varicose veins might benefit from endovenous laser treatment. This procedure uses heat energy from a laser to seal larger veins shut. Once problematic veins are closed, pressure is reduced on vessels closer to the skin’s surface, helping to get rid of varicose veins. Your doctor might also recommend ambulatory phlebectomy to remove any remaining varices.
Taking care of your veins all year long
While our NJ vein treatment center is equipped with the latest technologies to get rid of your varicose veins, we also encourage all of our patients to consider their lifestyle as well. Managing your weight, quitting smoking, getting plenty of exercise, and avoiding sitting or standing in the same position for extended periods of time can all improve your circulation and reduce your vein disease symptoms.
Whatever your goals for your veins in 2015, Chuback Medical Group can help you accomplish them. We’re here to build an individualized treatment plan that will help improve your circulation and reduce your vein disease symptoms. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chuback, or to learn more about the treatments we offer, call our office at 201-693-4847. We look forward to speaking with you.