Close your eyes and picture the legs you love. Your natural, healthy and pain-free legs. Do you see them? So do we. Varicose and spider vein treatment has advanced dramatically. Our board-certified radiologists in Renton, Washington (just 10 minutes south of Seattle) can perform minimally-invasive procedures that will bring back the legs you love and get you back up on your feet the same day.
Varicose veins are large, dark purple or blue veins that appear on your legs, and for some can cause discomfort and pain. Your legs may feel heavy, itchy, or achy, and if left alone symptoms can worsen over time. Because varicose veins are most often symptomatic, the treatment is usually covered by insurance plans, including Medicare.
Spider Veins, another venous ailment, often look like small, red or blue web-like lines under your skin. While spider veins do not pose health risks, they can cause significant discomfort, particularly in the legs after prolonged standing.
Our specialty trained providers have years of extensive experience in helping our patients understand their treatment options in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. Our team of support personnel will help guide you through the process of scheduling convenient appointments, all while treating you with care and compassion. Vanishing Veins Northwest also offers affordable treatment options, making it easy and affordable to get back the legs you love.
Our treatments are performed on an outpatient procedure basis utilizing local anesthetic these procedures include:
Foam Sclerotherapy: During this procedure, your trained provider will inject a foam substance into the vein to seal it up and prevent blood flow through the affected vein. When injected, it causes scar formation on the vessel walls. This causes the affected vein to harden and close, eliminating varicose veins and smaller spider veins. This procedure is minimally invasive and offers immediate relief from symptoms.
Endo-venous laser therapy treatment: This procedure (also known as EVLT), uses targeted laser energy to close the greater saphenous vein or lesser saphenous vein in the legs. The laser energy minimizes the vein walls, shrinking them and closing the faulty vein so that the blood cannot flow through. After the treatment, the blood in the faulty veins will be diverted to other normal veins in the leg. EVLT leaves no visible scarring, and offers quick recovery and immediate relief from symptoms. It is well documented that EVLT has a 98% initial success rate, with excellent long-term results.
Micro-ambulatory phlebectomy: This procedure is a minimally-invasive way to remove varicose veins on the surface of the legs. A small, 2 millimeter incision will be made in the leg, and your trained provider will use a phlebectomy hook to remove part of the affected vein. When the procedure is complete, steri strips will be placed over the incisions. Your compression stockings will then be applied and your leg, and wrapped in a comfortable compression wrap. No stitches are required, and recovery is quick and easy.