Vein Removal - Ligation and Stripping
Until about the year 2000, the “gold standard” for eliminating varicose veins was vein removal with an operation, usually performed using general anesthesia. Today, we have less invasive options available.
How Are Vein Removal Operations Performed?
Cutdowns are performed over the legs and the veins are tied off and removed. This was very effective but often not complete. This procedure required significant recovery with lots of downtime and discomfort. Many Phlebologists still use local anesthesia, make small stab incisions, clamp the vein segments and remove them. This is effective, but recovery is often prolonged and the resulting incisions frequently are not cosmetic.
At Vascular Vein Centers, with few exceptions, we use a foamed sclerosant to close, not remove, varicose veins. We feel it gives a more complete elimination of diseased veins with less trauma and similar long-term results. Feel free to talk to our staff of experts on vein elimination.
Vascular Vein Centers was one of the early practices to use laser ablation and subsequent foam sclerotherapy. The procedure can be performed in a clinic setting with no sedation or anesthesia. The recovery is short and generally not uncomfortable and the results are more aesthetically pleasing.
"I have been a patient since 2011 and I can't express my gratitude too much. "
— Donald B, Orlando
Best Vein Treatment and Minimally Invasive Vein Closure
Our team performs vein treatment that is minimally traumatic and allows you to recover quickly and gives long-lasting results. As part of our dedication to getting you back on your feet faster, our team uses the least invasive VVC treatment options first, including elevation, compression therapy and healthy lifestyle changes.
Varicose and spider vein therapy and treatments at VVC involve experienced vein specialists using the latest equipment. With our more than 10 years of experience and over 30,000 patients treated, eliminating your diseased veins may be faster and easier than you expected.
As Dr. Martin says, “Healthy legs. Healthy life.”
Your legs are your lifeline giving you access to the world. That’s why it is so important you schedule your first consultation. Find out what your options are. See what treatment consists of.
Does VVC Offer Facial Spider Vein Treatment?
Yes, our team offers facial spider vein treatment for those unsightly veins on your face caused by dilated blood vessels from excessive sun exposure, trauma, alcohol, smoking and hormones. These surface veins increase with age. While they are most frequently seen on the nose, the chin and cheeks are often involved. Our team uses the most advanced laser technology to gently eliminate these unsightly veins and, along with supportive care and protection, help give you back a more youthful and healthy complexion for your face. We also recommend consulting with our cosmetic institute to learn more about your skin, its care and protection going forward to optimize and sustain your results. We can help with sun protection.