Treatment

Dr. Sabatino with patient

Wisconsin Treatment Options for Vein Disease

Mequon Vein offers several treatment plans for cosmetic and medical vein diseases. The process starts with diagnosing your vein disease. Our physicians explain each treatment option and create a plan tailored to your condition. The majority of our patients leave their final appointment completely symptom free!

Cosmetic Treatment

Medical Treatment

Best Treatment for Vein Disease

The best treatment for vein disease is determined by the type of vein the patient is presenting with. Vein disease is classified as either primarily cosmetic or medically problematic. While cosmetic and medical vein treatment can follow similar treatment plans, medical veins often require more thorough treatment to alleviate symptoms.

Cosmetic Vein Treatment

Cosmetic vein treatment addresses the appearance of visible veins. This type of treatment is purely aesthetic and improves the look of the skin by reducing or eliminating spider veins. Mequon Vein uses two forms of treatment for cosmetic veins: Injections (Sclerotherapy) and Light-Based Treatment.

Injections (Sclerotherapy)

Sclerotherapy, a minimally invasive medical procedure, is commonly used to treat spider veins. During the sclerotherapy procedure, the patient is typically in a reclined position. Visual examination or ultrasound is used to identify the target veins. A very fine needle is then inserted into the vein and a sclerosing solution is slowly injected. 

The sclerosing solution irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to become inflamed. The inflammation then prompts the vein walls to adhere together. Over time, the injected vein collapses and forms fibrous scar tissue. As the treated vein becomes scarred and sealed off, the blood flow within it is blocked and the body automatically reroutes the blood through healthy neighboring veins. 

Light-Based Treatments

Light-based treatments, also known as laser therapy or light-based vein therapy, have become increasingly popular for addressing spider veins. Light-based vein treatments are based on the principle of selective photothermolysis. Different types of tissue absorb different wavelengths of light energy. Lasers are tuned to emit specific wavelengths that are primarily absorbed by the targeted tissue while minimizing damage to surrounding structures.

In the case of treating spider veins, the light energy is specifically absorbed by the hemoglobin in the blood within the veins. Hemoglobin absorbs the laser energy, converting it into heat. This heat causes coagulation and damage to the vein walls while sparing the surrounding tissues. The blood begins to coagulate and causes the vein walls to contract and seal shut. 

Over time, the immune cells begin to break down the injured vein, gradually absorbing and eliminating it. The dissolved vein components are then naturally processed and eliminated from the body through the lymphatic and circulatory systems.

Medical Vein Treatment

Medical vein treatment addresses the medical implications caused by some forms of vein disease. Medical vein treatment is appropriate for patients who experience symptoms like pain, fatigue, restless legs and more. Mequon Vein uses three types of medical treatments to address varicose veins: Endovenous Laser Ablation, Injections (Sclerotherapy) and VenaSeal.

Endovenous Laser Ablation

Endovenous Laser Ablation, also known as EVLA or EVLT (Endovenous Laser Treatment), is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat varicose veins. The treatment harnesses the power of laser-generated heat to effectively target and manage diseased veins. This technique offers a modern alternative to traditional surgical methods. 

 A local anesthetic is administered to numb the area around the targeted vein for patient comfort. A small incision is made near the affected vein, and a thin laser fiber is inserted. This fiber is positioned within the vein under ultrasound guidance. The laser emits focused energy in the form of light, which generates heat. This heat causes the vein’s walls to contract and eventually collapse. The vein’s closure prevents the backflow of blood and reroutes it to healthier veins with functional valves.

Over time, the body’s natural healing processes take over. The treated vein is gradually absorbed by the surrounding tissues, and blood flow is rerouted to healthier veins.

Injections (Sclerotherapy)

Sclerotherapy, a versatile and widely practiced medical procedure, is particularly effective in treating varicose veins. Sclerotherapy injects a specialized FDA-approved medicine, known as a sclerosant, directly into the affected veins via a fine needle. The sclerosant solution irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to collapse, stick together and eventually be reabsorbed by the body.

The injected sclerosant triggers an inflammatory response within the vein. This inflammation leads to the formation of scar tissue along the vein walls. As scar tissue forms, the vein walls adhere to each other and collapse. Blood flow is redirected to healthier veins, and the treated vein gradually becomes less visible over time.

The collapsed vein is gradually absorbed by the body’s natural healing processes. Over a period of weeks to months, the treated vein disappears from view.

VenaSeal Treatment

VenaSeal is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins that utilizes a medical-grade adhesive to seal and redirect blood flow within affected veins.

During the procedure, a small catheter is inserted into the problematic vein through a minor incision. The adhesive, known as a cyanoacrylate, is then dispensed through the catheter, instantly bonding to the vein’s walls upon contact. This bonding leads to the closure of the vein and rerouting of blood to healthier vessels, alleviating discomfort and aesthetic concerns. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia for patient comfort. 

VenaSeal offers immediate results and often enhances both symptom relief and cosmetic appearance. As a minimally invasive approach, VenaSeal carries advantages such as reduced risks, minimal scarring and a faster recovery compared to traditional surgical interventions.

Our Office Locations

We have served the greater-Milwaukee area and beyond since 2004. We welcome patients from all over Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, and beyond. We have two clinic locations:

Brookfield

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Monday: 7:30am-4:00pm

Tuesday: 7:30am-4:00pm

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Monday: 7:30am-7:00pm

Tuesday: 7:30am-4:00pm

Wednesday: 7:30-4:00pm

Thursday: 7:30am-7:00pm

Friday: 7:30am-4:00pm

Saturday: Closed

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17280 West North Ave
Suite 200
Brookfield WI, 53045-4366

Germantown

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Monday: 7:30am-7:00pm

Tuesday: 7:30am-4:00pm

Wednesday: 7:30-4:00pm

Thursday: 7:30am-7:00pm

Friday: 7:30am-4:00pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

W189 N11100 Kleinmann Dr
Suite 105
Germantown, WI 53022

Mequon Vein Service Areas

Mequon Vein is a vein treatment center servicing Brookfield, Delafield, Germantown, Menomonee Falls, New Berlin, Sheboygan, Thiensville, Waukesha, and the surrounding communities in Southeast Wisconsin. If you need vein treatment, contact our physicians today for a free consultation.

Our offices are proudly No Surprises Act compliant