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Vein Removal – How Long Does It Actually Take?

By September 16, 2021October 10th, 2022Vein

A common sign of aging in many patients, especially women, is the development of varicose veins and/or spider veins. For many, these can be the bane of one’s existence as the bulging or dark veins look unsightly and unflattering. What’s worse is that some patients may experience tightness, pain, pressure, or other such symptoms in their legs from these veins. We at the United Vein & Vascular Centers located in Colorado, Arizona, and several other states throughout the country, want to take a moment to share why you should consider varicose veins treatment options if you experience this too. Vein treatments can help to alleviate the symptoms associated with venous diseases, but vein removal is also an option. It may sound intimidating at first but rest assured that it’s one of the easiest procedures you could have.

How Long Does a Varicose Veins Treatment Take?

When it comes to venous disease treatments, you may be surprised to learn that they are all minimally invasive, meaning surgery is very rarely considered as a treatment, relatively quick, inexpensive, and have little-to-no recovery period. Seeing your vein doctor is about as routine as getting your teeth cleaned at the dentist, but how quick are the procedures?

When speaking to your vein doctor, they will recommend the best form of treatment that suits your needs. Regarding the removal of problematic veins, these treatments will last anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour. That’s pretty quick, especially since patients can return to everyday activities immediately after their session. The shortest sessions are ones that focus on small cosmetic veins on the surface of the skin, like spider veins. A visual cosmetic sclerotherapy for surface-level veins, for example, can have you in the facility for very little time, though you may schedule a few different sessions depending on the condition of your legs. On the longer end, an ambulatory phlebectomy may take up to an hour or so for treating larger veins.

Seek Vein Removal from Our Board-Certified Doctors

One thing we like to stress here at the United Vein & Vascular Centers is the importance of seeking board-certified physicians to handle your vein treatments. Not all physicians you might find on a local google search may be certified with the American Board of Surgery. This can be a troubling sign, and with the consequences of medical malpractice being dangerous, ensuring you’re in the right hands is imperative. The easiest way to know for sure is to go to the American Board of Surgery’s website, locate their certification checker, and enter your physician’s name (with the correct spelling and information of course). If their name pops up, then you’re as good as gold.

Contact Us for Vein Treatments

Now that you know more about vein removal and its simplicity, you may be open to exploring varicose veins treatment options. If you visit one of our centers, whether it be in Arizona, Colorado, or Florida, we will provide you with the tools you need to get back on your feet. Contact us today to learn more or to set up an appointment.

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