The treatments to eliminate varicose veins and all vein abnormalities have improved dramatically in recent years. Performing an endovenous laser ablation eliminates the abnormal saphenous vein, which is often the source of most varicose vein issues. Using ultrasound technology, a thin laser fiber is guided into the vein through a very small opening to deliver laser energy to the diseased vein wall. This heat causes the vein to close, and eliminates venous reflux at its source.
With the help of ultrasound, sclerosant medication can also be delivered to remaining varicose branches that the laser could not address. The medication triggers an inflammatory response in the vein and causes it to close. This is especially helpful for complex, winding branches that are tributaries to a problematic saphenous vein.