Typically, patients will undergo a trial period of conservative therapy to include prescription compression hose, leg elevation, and exercise. However, a large number of patients will not experience sustainable relief of their symptoms and will require further intervention.
At Golden Triangle Vein Center, we use the Cool Touch Laser. The Cool Touch Laser provides an ideal minimally invasive treatment for the endovenous ablation of veins. The 1320 nm wavelength targets water in the vessel wall, which means a much more comfortable procedure for patients with less postoperative bruising or swelling. With the CoolTouch laser, venous disease can be treated in the office, and patients can be back to normal activity the next day. Now there is no reason to postpone treatment and continue enduring the pain, discomfort, and unsightly disfigurement that is often caused by venous disease.
Until recently, the removal of varicose veins required actual vein stripping - a surgical procedure that requires hospitalization and a painful recovery period. The FDA - approved Endovenous Laser Ablation Therapy (ELAT) procedure is a minimally invasive treatment. It has been shown to be highly effective in treating varicose veins.
Veins can also be treated by an injection method called sclerotherapy. The sclerosing solution is injected with a tiny needle, and it irritates the vessel lining. Over a period of weeks, the vein will typically fade. It is very common to have to inject these veins more than once to achieve the desired result. Spider vein sclerotherapy can give you a more youthful look.
Microphlebectomy, also known as ambulatory phlebectomy, is a method of removing varicose veins on the surface of the legs. It is done in the office under local anesthesia with sedation. This procedure involves making tiny punctures or incisions through which the varicose veins are removed. The incisions are very small, and stitches are rarely required. After treatment, a compression bandage or compression stocking is worn. Our vein care team will provide you with written instructions after your procedure.
Pro Wave Hair Removal
The ProWave Difference
The ProWave laser hair removal system delivers a specially tailored light source for permanent hair reduction. Cutera's newest hair removal innovation provides treatment for a wide range of skin types. An additional patient benefit is the ability of the handpiece to treat large areas such as women's legs and men's backs - quickly and safely.
What areas can be treated with ProWave?
ProWave can remove hair from many parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back. It can also treat sensitive areas like the chest and bikini line.
What do ProWave treatments feel like?
When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however, some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.