Fortunately, Vein stripping surgery is a thing of the past. Modern varicose vein treatments are minimally-invasive with little pain or down-time. There are different non-surgical treatment options offered at La Jolla Vein Care. The advantages of the modern non-surgical treatments are that return to normal activities is almost immediate, there is little pain or bruising and there are no scars! The different non-surgical treatments that are used to eliminate varicose veins at La Jolla Vein Care include:
1) foam sclerotherapy, which uses an injection of a solution to collapse the vein, 2) radiofrequency ablation, which uses radiofrequency energy to heat and collapse the vein, 3) clarivein or mecahnochemical ablation which utilizes a small wire that spins while delivering a liquid solution to the vein and 4) microphlebectomy, which uses tiny incisions to remove the veins. More information can be found about each treatment type on our website. The best treatment type depends on the size and locations of the veins affected and the patient preference. Many times, a combination of treatments will be recommended.