Visit Carolina Vein Institute
, where you can trust our expertise and experience to treat vascular disorders
. Our vein clinic in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
, specializes in treating varicose veins and other disorders.
In the last 10 years, the treatment of varicose veins
has changed dramatically. New technology has virtually eliminated the need to use traditional surgery. Minimally invasive laser treatments are well tolerated, fast, and require minimal recovery time. Through a small puncture in the skin with a needle, a laser fiber is introduced into the vein.
Heat from the laser is delivered as the fiber is drawn backward, ablating and closing the vein behind it. The blood then re-routes through a healthy vein, and over time, the body absorbs the treated vein. Activity is resumed immediately, and compression stockings are required for a few days.
Treatment for spider and reticular veins is done by Sclerotherapy. This technique involves injecting the veins with a chemical that causes the blood vessel to close up and eventually disappear. Compression stockings are worn for a few days after treatments.
With this procedure, small puncture-size incisions are made over or beside the veins to be removed. A special hook is then used to remove the vein in sections. This procedure is often done in combination with laser ablation. After treatment, compression stockings are required for a few days.
That is why we are very pleased to inform you our office will now be offering the VenaCure EVLT, endovenous laser treatment procedure for the elimination of varicose veins. VenaCure EVLT is a safe, minimally invasive and highly effective treatment option for anyone who has suffered with the physical and/or social discomfort of varicose veins. Unlike the once traditional -- and much more invasive -- surgical method of ligation and stripping, VenaCure EVLT can be completed in less than an hour and with little to no discomfort. Even better, the results are immediate and you can resume your normal routine on the same day you have the procedure.
Endovenous laser vein treatment has been in practice for less than a decade, but due to its many benefits for patients and over 95% long-term effectiveness (5 years or more without recurrence), has already become the “gold standard” for varicose vein elimination procedures. Also, because varicose veins are considered a serious medical problem, VenaCure EVLT is covered by most insurance providers.
Over time, varicose veins can result in more severe symptoms such as pain, swelling, and skin changes. Dermatitis causes darkening of the skin, and eventually the skin can break down with venous ulcers that are very difficult to heal. A combination of laser ablation and sclerotherapy with compression stockings is necessary to treat this condition.