Treating Varicose Veins without Surgery

February 21, 2019

In the past, the elimination of unattractive and often uncomfortable varicose veins meant invasive surgery and an extended recovery period. Today, thanks to innovations in technology, vein treatment is usually performed through non-surgical procedures that require minimal discomfort and downtime. If you are looking for a way to treat your varicose veins without incisions, anesthesia or downtime, check out these options below.

Non-Surgical Vein Treatment Options

Laser Treatment

This non-invasive treatment uses photothermolysis to selectively heat spider veins and telangiectasia visible on the skin’s surface. The heat energy targets the vein, causing it to seal shut and collapse. Treatment is safe and effective, and can be used on other areas of the body, such as the face and abdomen.


Radiofrequency energy is distributed directly into the affected vein using a very narrow catheter. The radiofrequency waves heat the inside of the vein so vein walls seal together. The vein collapses and is eventually reabsorbed by the body, while blood is rerouted through healthy veins nearby.


Endovenous laser therapy or EVLT works in a similar fashion to Venefit. However, instead of using radiofrequency energy to heat and collapse diseased veins, this treatment uses laser technology. The laser energy targets the affected vein without damaging surrounding vessels, skin or tissue.


This treatment administers injections of a sclerosing agent directly into the vein, which irritates the lining of the vessel so vein walls seal closed. There are a variety of sclerosing agents available today, including liquid formulas used for smaller veins and foam agents for larger veins. Ultrasound can also be used to pinpoint affected veins below the skin’s surface.


Clarivein takes sclerotherapy treatments to the next level, by combining mechanical agitation with the sclerosing agent to provide better coverage inside the vessel. This procedure reduces both discomfort and recovery time for patients, by doing away with thermal energy, multiple injections and anesthesia.  

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Larger varicose veins may respond well to ambulatory phlebectomy, a minimally-invasive treatment that removes diseased veins. Puncture entries are made along the length of the vein and a special tool is inserted to hook the vein and remove it in small sections. Puncture entries do not require sutures in most case and leave almost no visible scarring after the procedure.

Treating varicose veins is easier today than ever before, thanks to innovations in minimally-invasive treatment options. If you are tired of looking at your bulging twisting veins, contact one of our representatives at Vein Recovery by entering your information in the box at the right. We can answer your questions about varicose vein treatments and connect you with a qualified vein specialist in your area.

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