Frequently Asked Questions from Patients of Varicure Vein Center
There are several courses of action for the safe treatment and removal of varicose and spider veins.
Varicure Vein Center has specialized in microsclerotherapy, a nonsurgical safe procedure that has been tested in millions of patients. In our location in South Miami, FL, we have treated thousands of satisfied patients over the last 25 years.
Below you will find the questions we hear most often from our patients. Please contact us at (305) 284-8090 to learn more.
Is compression hosiery helpful?
Not too many patients like to wear medical compression hosiery, but sometimes pressure dressings are all that is necessary for the treatment of varicose veins. While wearing these garments, some patients often report a decrease in their symptoms. However, for many people it is not practical or convenient to wear them on a regular basis, especially in South Florida.
Are there any pills or creams to treat veins?
There are some oral medications and ointments that have been used to treat varicose and spider veins. These venotonic agents include horse chestnut extract, venostat, diosmin, hidrosmina, venosmil, rutosides, flavonoids, and assorted vitamins and minerals. However, they have not been helpful and there is very little scientific evidence to support their effectiveness.
Are laser treatments effective for superficial spider veins?
This treatment has not proven to be very effective on spider veins on the leg. It is not pain free and sometimes leads to scarring. It is also more expensive. Therefore, we do not recommend it.
Are there any specific treatments for large varicose veins?
There is a new laser procedure for large or bulging varicose veins, but it entails the insertion of a catheter inside the veins. The energy generated by the laser causes thermal (heat) damage and shrinks the vein. This invasive procedure called Endovenous Closure or Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT), may be indicated for patients with severe venous insufficiency and large varicose veins. However, this procedure is not primarily used to treat spider veins; it is also fairly new and not time tested. Microsclerotherapy is still the best choice for the treatment of small and medium size varicose veins and all spider veins.