Effective Treatments For Varicose Veins

Effective Treatments For Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are the unsightly cordlike- purplish veins that occur at the back of our legs due to a malfunction in our valves. Many people rarely experience symptoms, while others may experience throbbing, burning, or itching sensations, muscle discoloration, and skin discoloration. The Desert West Vein & Surgery Center team may recommend the following treatments if you are looking for relief from varicose veins El Paso symptoms.

Radiofrequency ablation

During radiofrequency ablation, your provider will insert a thin catheter into the varicose veins with the help of ultrasound imaging. They may administer local anesthesia before the procedure to ensure your comfort. The team then delivers radiofrequency energy through the catheter, causing it to collapse and seal shut. Your body then naturally reroutes blood to flow through healthier veins, improving your leg’s appearance. The treatment often takes an hour to complete, and you can embark on your daily tasks within a day or two.


VenaSeal involves using a medical adhesive to seal varicose veins. During the procedure, your provider will administer anesthesia and make a small incision near the varicose vein. They will then insert a catheter through the incision and inject the medical adhesive. The damaged vein eventually shrinks, and your body naturally absorbs it. The procedure is more comfortable and tolerable than traditional treatments, which involve using lasers or heat. The treatment has a low risk of complication and a low recovery time. Additionally, you won’t need to wear compression stockings after treatment.


This treatment involves injecting a special solution into the varicose veins, causing them to shrink and disappear. The solution consists of a chemical that destroys the vein’s lining, forcing it to collapse and stick together. Your provider can conduct the procedure at their office or as an outpatient procedure. It may take an hour or less to complete the treatment, requiring little to no downtime. Although the procedure is minimally invasive, you may experience mild pain and swelling, which resolves quickly. To optimize your results, your doctor may combine this treatment with other treatments, like compression stockings.

Lifestyle changes

Adopting a healthy lifestyle is a conservative and effective treatment for varicose veins. The Desert West Vein & Surgery Center team can help you determine the different aspects of your life you should adjust. For instance, they may recommend regular exercise to enhance blood circulation and strengthen the muscles supporting your veins. This can minimize pressure on your vein walls, preventing blood from pooling in your legs. Low-impact physical activities such as swimming and cycling can also be beneficial. They can help you lose excess weight, relieving the pressure on your veins. Your provider may also recommend a balanced fiber-rich diet to alleviate pain and swelling. You may also need to avoid standing or sitting for prolonged periods, as this can worsen your symptoms. If you have a job that demands you to sit or stand for a long time, you can take short breaks to relieve the pressure in your legs.

Call the Desert West Vein & Surgery Center office or book an appointment online to learn more about varicose veins treatments.