Depending on the severity of your problem, there are many options to choose from.
Trans-illuminated powered phlebectomy
During trans-illuminated powered phlebectomy, one or two small cuts are made in your leg. The surgeon will place an endoscopic trans-illuminator underneath your skin to see which veins need to be removed. The affected veins are cut before being removed through the incisions using a suction device. It can be carried out under general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic.
Ligation and stripping
This involves tying off the vein in the affected leg and then removing it. The blood flow in your legs will not be affected by the surgery. This is because the veins that are situated deep within your legs will take over the role of the damaged veins.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting special foam into your veins. The foam scars the veins, which seals them closed. Following sclerotherapy, your varicose veins should begin to fade after a few weeks as stronger veins take over the role of the damaged vein, which is no longer filled with blood.
Endothermal ablation involves using energy either from high-frequency radio waves (radiofrequency ablation) or lasers (endovenous laser treatment) to seal the affected veins.
Thread and spider veins
These are too fine to be treated like varicose veins.
Cynergy treats all types of vascular lesions, including facial and leg telangiectasias, spider veins, hemangiomas, mature and blebbed port-wine stains, and rosacea.
Elite MPX sequentially combines gold standard wavelengths and adds Intensed Pulsed Light capabilities, addressing unwanted hair removal, the treatment of pigmented lesions, redness, wrinkles, facial and leg veins, and photo-damage. The treatment can be performed on spider veins, deep reticular veins, and larger, non-bulging varicose veins.
This is a treatment that uses a fine heated needle and the principle of thermo-coagulation to collapse the veins.