Varicose and spider veins aren’t only unsightly, they may be an indication of poor vascular health. Fortunately, there are cosmetic procedures that can address the issue of bulging and often painful veins. And thanks to skilled practitioners like Premier Vein & Vascular of Florida’s Dr. Saleem Saiyad, undergoing these procedures is not only safe and effective, it can be painless! If you are considering a cosmetic vein procedure but are worried about the recovery period, take heart. You may find the recovery period is just as worry-free as the procedure itself!
The cosmetic vein procedure your doctor recommends depends on your overall health and the condition of your veins. Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure by which your doctor will inject a solution comprised of saline or saltwater into your affected vein to shrink its lining, causing it to seal shut and eventually dissolve while naturally rerouting the blood to healthier veins nearby. Venous ablation therapy is a procedure that uses laser therapy, heat or an image-guided closure system to close off blood flow to the problem vessels. A minimally invasive outpatient procedure, microphlebectomy is used to remove medium or large varicose veins through a tiny incision in the leg.
One of the reasons why so many people are turning to cosmetic vein procedures is because they can be minimally invasive, painless and performed as an out-patient. Plus, the recovery time, for the most part, is rapid. However, there are still things you will advise to do to ensure optimal results from your procedure. Your legs may feel a little cramped or maybe slightly bruised – not to worry; that will go away in a few days. Expect to feel some discomfort, but know it’s the type that does not require strong pain medication; in many cases, over-the-counter anti-inflammatories are enough to reduce pain and swelling. Compression stockings should be worn to encourage your legs to heal. Your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent complications and reduce the risk of infection. Although a patient’s healing time varies, you can expect to return to work and other activities in short order; as long as you follow your doctor’s instructions, you should not expect to experience complications.
If bulging veins are making you feel uncomfortable, Premier Vein & Vascular of Florida specializes in cosmetic vein procedures to help you look and feel your best. We also provide care and treatment for other cardiovascular conditions that can help you reduce your risk of diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. Don’t put it off another day. Call Premier Vein & Vascular at 1-888-VEINCARE or request an appointment now at either our Tampa or Largo locations.