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What are the best non-invasive treatment options for varicose veins?

This question was asked in Irvine, California and has 2 answer(s) as of 07/16/2012.
What are the best ways to treat varicose veins aside from getting full blown surgery? Are there any vein treatment options that are as effective that are minimally invasive? I am very concerned with recovery time since I am very busy and have a very busy summer scheduled this year.

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The best non-invasive treatment for saphenous-related varicose veins is also the best treatment of all with the highest success rate: endovenous thermal ablation. Either radiofrequency or laser is used with a local anesthetic to heat the vein with no down time.

The most important way to determine the best non-invasive treatment options for varicose veins is to have a trained vein specialist evaluate what the best plan of attach to treat your varicose vein needs. Here at Vein Institute of the Desert, we offer this as a complete and complimentary service including an ultrasound evaluation of the major culprit-incompetent valves in your saphenous vein. Our EVLT procedure to eliminate this vein, replaces the surgical procedure, "vein stripping," and is truly highly useful in setting the stage for the near permanent removal of visible and other diseased varicose veins and spider veins. Rather than anesthesia, hospital and operating room charges, and considerable down time, this EVLT procedure is safe and in most cases takes less than 30 minutes to complete, is minimally invasive and there is relatively no down time. Walking is encouraged immediately and there is relatively little or no pain during or after the procedure. There may only be some small common sense limitations following the procedure but none that would keep you from normal daily activities. All of the other procedures we offer including duplex guided sclero therapy, sclero therapy, VeinGogh, and so on, require no down time and there is no minimal limit of time to complete post op treatments.

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