Depending on the severity of your venous disease, conservative therapy is often a requirement for most insurance carriers before any advanced treatment is considered, such as endovenous ablation therapy or foam sclerotherapy.
Compression stockings are only one component of conservative therapy. Other components include exercise, leg elevation, and weight reduction.
Liquid sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive procedure for venous disease conditions that are determined to be cosmetic. The chemical agent used in liquid sclerotherapy may also be the best treatment for varicose veins that are small. It can also be used to treat spider veins.
Foam sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive procedure used to treat less severe conditions associated with venous disease. In cases with larger veins or where treatment is determined to be medically necessary, the doctor will administer foam sclerotherapy. Ultrasound is used to help guide the needle and monitor the path of the injected foam.
Venefit Targeted Endovenous Therapy is minimally-invasive radiofrequency (RF) endovenous ablation. The procedure uses a thin, flexible catheter to heat the vein walls, which causes them to close and seal shut, forcing blood to re-route its course through healthy veins.
The best treatment for varicose veins in some cases may be ambulatory phlebectomy, a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that physically removes diseased veins. Phlebectomy is usually performed in conjunction with endovenous ablation therapy and foam sclerotherapy.