While some of these practices, such as the use of leeches, are still being used by some to deal with issues like varicose veins, the modern and scientific approach is usually best.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 04, 2016
A September 28 article on Business Insider describes eight primitive – and rather stomach turning – medical practices that were once used to treat a variety of maladies, often with highly doubtful results. Southern California medical practice Visible Varicose Veins Center notes that these practices are powerful reminders of the power of modern medicine to treat a variety of maladies in a very safe and effective manner, often with very little discomfort. The clinic also notes that, while some of these practices, such as the use of leeches, are still being used by some to deal with issues like varicose veins, the modern and scientific approach is usually best. The practice notes that, while the blood-sucking segmented worms actually do have anesthetic properties in their saliva, there are a many far more effective – and less gruesome treatments – now available for varicose and spider veins. These include:
Endovenous Laser Treatment – Visible Varicose Veins notes that this is a minimally invasive treatment using state of the art lasers to generate concentrated heat to close veins and stop the flow of blood responsible for enlarging them. With the use of a local anesthetic, this treatment typically involves little discomfort and offers a success rate of roughly 90 to 95 percent. The treatment center notes that its clients typically report outstanding results from the procedure.
Sclerotherapy – Instead of laser-generated heat, this procedure uses a saline solution injected into veins. Visible Varicose Veins notes that the solution causes the interior lining of blood vessels to stick together and, over time, the vein will decrease in size significantly. This treatment, the center adds, is often used when patients are concerned both about the pain that sometimes results from varicose and spider veins, as well as the appearance. While an injection is involved, this treatment is relatively free of discomfort in most cases, adds Visible Varicose Veins.
Microphlebectomy – Visible Varicose Veins notes that, for more advanced cases, this carefully performed minor surgery, performed with topical anesthesia, removes varicose and spider veins that are no longer performing properly. This time-tested procedure has helped a great many patients and involves little discomfort. Visible Varicose Veins adds that the majority of patients report outstanding results from this procedure.
Compression Therapy – The least invasive of all treatments, Visible Varicose Veins notes that this type of treatment can sometimes be effective for patients with the least advanced varicose and spider veins issues. This technique involves the use of compression stockings to apply pressure to the veins, reducing both the visibility and any pain that may be associated with enlarged veins.
Readers who are interested in learning more about the latest in modern treatments for varicose and spider veins are encouraged to call Visible Varicose Veins at 800-670-1319 or to visit the clinic’s website at http://www.visiblevaricoseveins.com.