Experts in the cosmetic treatment of varicose veins & spider veins

Joel Gotvald, MD, FACS, RPVI

BOARD-CERTIFIED VEIN SPECIALIST & VASCULAR SURGEON

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Leg Vein Treatments

leg vein treatments Austin Texas

Austin Leg Vein Treatments

Our leg vein center specializes in the latest leg vein treatments available and we serve metro Austin and the surrounding regions of Round Rock and Cedar Park Texas. Our board-certified vein specialist did a dedicated residency and fellowship program at the Houston and Dallas medical centers that focused on treatment of circulation diseases of the leg veins and cosmetic leg vein treatments. Using the latest new technologies, such as lasers, radiofrequency catheters, and thermolysis devices, most vein conditions can be effectively treated.

The focus of our vein center is the cosmetic treatment of unsightly veins of the legs, including spider veins, reticular veins, and varicose veins. A individualized treatment plan is formulated for each patient that focuses on the particular type and number of veins that one displays on their legs. Spider veins and varicose veins are different conditions and each requires a specific treatment modality to cure.

Common Leg Vein Treatments

The  most common treatment modality for leg varicose veins at Austin Vein Specialists involves utilizing radiofrequency heat energy to remove the veins, with this treatment being referred to as radiofrequency vein ablation. It is also referred to under the trade names of VNUS closure or the Venefit procedure. It is a very successful treatment with about a 95% effectiveness rate.  This state of the art therapy has an over 95% success rate.

The 2nd most common treatment for leg varicose veins involves the use of laser. The treatment is known by several names, including endovenous laser ablation, endovenous laser treatment, or the Venacure EVLT procedure. Our physician is an expert in this modern vein treatment therapy.  Just like radiofrequency vein ablation therapy, EVLT laser therapy has an over 95% success rate.

Increasingly, other newer FDA approved varicose vein therapies are being utilized.  One of these newer therapies includes the use of a medication called Varithena.  This medication is a proprietary micro-foam medication that is injected into the lumen of diseased veins to cause them to close and disappear.  The treatment is often referred to as endovenous chemical ablation. The Varithena medication is very effective in the treatment of surface varicose veins and tortuous leg veins.

The latest FDA approved leg vein treatment for varicose veins and venous reflux disease (the cause of varicose veins) is a therapy called VenaSeal.  Venaseal is a uniquely designed medical “super glue” that literally causes the abormal veins to be glued shut.  This therapy allows immediate return to all normal activities, including exercise.  It also avoids the need to wear compression stockings after treatment.  Additionally, only a single needle injection is required, so it tends to be associated with less procedural discomfort than many of the other therapies.  VenaSeal treatment has an over 95% success rate, equivalent to the other varicose vein therapies.

Other treatment modalities for leg varicose veins include ambulatory micro-phlebectomy, ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, and vein stripping.  At Austin Vein Specialists we always utilize modern methods of vein illumination to visualize any abnormal leg veins in order to obtain the best treatment results.

Our physician is not only a vein specialist, but he is a board-certified vein surgeon and is capable of performing all of the various vein treatments available and will offer you the treatment that will best suite your particular situation. The goal of our center is patient satisfaction and we always strive for the best possible cosmetic results.

For treatment of leg spider veins, we also offer a tailored approach. We provide all of the possible sclerotherapy treatment modalities that have proven efficacy, including standard sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, infrared light-guided sclerotherapy. We offer all of the various sclerotherapy medications, including Asclera, Polidocanol, Sotradecol, saline, and foam. Our physian chooses which medication is most appropriate for your situation and he always personally performs your sclerotherapy session. Our goal is to rid you of any unsightly leg veins and to restore the appearance of your legs back to a more youthful appearance.

Other spider vein treatments we offer include surface laser and Ohmic thermolysis with the Veinwave / Veingogh device. These devices are particularly useful on the spider veins of the face, nose, feet, ankles, or difficult to treat spider vein of the legs that may be too small to treat with sclerotherapy or ones that are resistant to prior attempts at sclerotherapy.

Call our vein center at (512) 339-9100 to arrange a complimentary physician consultation to discuss your vein treatment options based on your individual situation.

  • Contact us at one of our Vein Center locations in Austin or Round Rock / Cedar Park Texas to schedule your physician consultation with our board-certified Vein Specialist:

    Austin Vein Specialists
    512-339-9100
    12319 N. Mopac Expwy, Suite 250
    Austin, TX 78758

    Round Rock Vein Specialists
    (512) 994-9108
    170 Deep Wood Dr #102
    Round Rock, TX 78681

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