Today’s modern vein clinics offer patients relief from the discomfort and embarrassment of visible leg veins like spider veins and varicose veins. Whereas in the past a patient had to either go in for surgery to have the veins stripped or else had to live with the condition, doctors now are able to offer patients outpatient vein removal Hawaii treatments that can dramatically improve their condition.

Varicose vein removal Hawaii involves using ultrasound to see if the patient’s legs show signs of venous reflux, where the blood flows backwards. Two treatment methods for varicose veins include laser ablation and phlebectomy. Endovascular laser ablation is done using a local anesthetic. The doctor administers the local anesthetic with a needle to numb the treatment area. Then, he guides a wire through a catheter to the vein, injects anesthetic around the vein, and then heats the vein with the laser in order to close it off. The legs are wrapped for a day. The patient will need to wear compression stockings for two weeks and may take mild pain relievers. There will be some discomfort for a few days.

Phlebectomy is used to treat the large, bumpy, rope-like varicose veins after they’ve been treated with laser ablation, because they often just get smaller but don’t completely go away after ablation. The doctor marks the leg and injects a local anesthetic, and then makes 2mm incisions and removes the veins. Patients usually don’t even need stitches. The patient goes home with the legs wrapped, and will wear compression stockings for two weeks.

Varicose vein treatment is usually covered by insurance since the condition could be related to circulation problems such as DVT. However, Spider vein removal Hawaii is considered to be a cosmetic procedure, so insurance does not cover it. It is done using sclerotherapy injections or laser treatment. Patients may need three to five treatments sessions, and will return every four to six weeks for a session. Even if all spider veins are removed, we can grow new ones in the future, so patients may need to be treated again if new veins develop. After sclerotherapy for spider veins, patients need to wear their compression stockings for several days.