Varicose Vein Treatment

Cardio Metabolic Institute

Multi-Specialty Group located in Somerset, Monroe Twp, East Brunswick, and Edison, NJ

Around one in four adults in the United States develops varicose veins at some point in their life. Because varicose veins can cause pain and inflammation and make your legs feel heavy, the cardiovascular team at Cardio Metabolic Institute provides some of the most effective varicose vein treatments. Find out more by booking an evaluation at the practice’s Somerset, Monroe Township, Edison, or East Brunswick, New Jersey, clinic locations today. Book online or over the phone.

Varicose Vein Treatment Q & A

Why do I have varicose veins?

Varicose veins are those unsightly engorged veins that tend to develop in your lower extremities. Your veins become damaged when a valve doesn’t work properly, which allows blood to pool in the vein. 

Although anyone of any age can develop varicose veins, common causes and risk factors include:

  • Poor circulation due to chronic disease, as with diabetes
  • Standing on your feet all day for work
  • Family history of varicose veins
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Older age 

Women tend to struggle with varicose veins more commonly than men because of hormonal fluctuations, especially around pregnancy or menopause. 

Which type of varicose vein treatment do I need?

Varicose veins — as well as spider veins, which are smaller — can leave your legs feeling achy and swollen, and this can affect your work and daily routine. 

Because varicose veins become unsightly and can lower your quality of life, the vein specialists at Cardio Metabolic Institute provide several different treatment options. You may benefit from:

  • Sclerotherapy 
  • Endovenous thermal ablation 
  • Venefit™ radiofrequency ablation 

These minimally invasive varicose vein treatments gently damage your vein and force it to close off. Blood reroutes to healthier veins, and over time, your treated vein starts to dissolve. 

For more severe varicose veins, your physician at Cardio Metabolic Institute may recommend a surgical procedure, such as ligation and stripping, to remove your damaged veins. 

How long is the recovery after varicose vein treatment?

It just depends on your specific procedure. Usually, it’s best to stay off your feet and avoid strenuous exercise for several days. Your physician may recommend wearing compression stockings for several weeks to minimize swelling and help you heal.

In most cases, you should be back to many of your regular activities within roughly one to three weeks of your varicose vein treatment. The vein specialists at Cardio Metabolic Institute have you check in about a week or two after your procedure for follow-up care.

They provide you with detailed instructions to ensure you heal quickly and to help prevent future varicose veins, as well as spider veins. 

Schedule your varicose vein treatment at Cardio Metabolic Institute by clicking on the online scheduler. You can also call any office to speak with a team member.