Services at The Vein Center of Florida and The Vein Center of South Baldwin

The latest minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins, spider veins and more

In the past, the most common procedure for varicose vein treatments was with surgery. Traditional surgical techniques involved stripping the vein from the body, which required an operating room, general anesthesia, surgical risk, scarring, a great deal of pain, and up to two weeks of recovery time.

However, with today’s minimally invasive treatment innovations for varicose vein procedures and spider vein treatment, resolving problem veins is now incredibly different – and incredibly better.

Minimally invasive techniques are the new standard.

The standard of care today in vein treatment is minimally invasive, quick, convenient, and much easier on you. The results are excellent. Dr. James Jimenez uses one or more of the following innovative techniques to resolve your problem veins–quickly and safely. Best of all, you’ll enjoy your daily activities with healthier, more attractive legs than you may have ever thought possible.

Learn more about our minimally invasive services for treating vein disease.

  • Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT™) for Varicose Veins: For this state-of-the-art varicose vein treatment that was pioneered by Dr. Jimenez along the Emerald Coast, a laser fiber is inserted into an underlying problem vein through a small incision. The inside of the vein is heated to seal it shut and the closed vein is eventually absorbed into your body.
  • Cosmetic Sclerotherapy (surface vein injections) – This procedure is the preferred treatment for spider veins, doesn’t require anesthesia, and generally takes less than 30 minutes. It involves injecting a special solution (a sclerosing agent) into diseased veins, which causes them to close off, fade, and gradually disappear.
  • Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy: This injection sclerotherapy technique is used to treat varicose veins as well as incompetent veins below the skin surface. The non-visible diseased vein is entered using ultrasound which also allows for guiding and tracking of the sclerotherapy agent more effectively.
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy for Varicose Veins: Often performed when varicose veins are too large to treat with sclerotherapy, this procedure involves removing varicose veins through tiny incisions under local anesthesia. It takes about an hour, has minimal recovery time, and leaves virtually no scars.
  • Scleroablative Therapy – This procedure is particularly effective for treating patients who have had prior vein stripping or other vein procedures in the past. It is very successful at treating remaining or recurrent varicose veins, yielding optimal results.
  • Compression Therapy to Relieve Vein Symptoms: Although compression stockings won’t eliminate varicose veins, wearing them may help to reduce the aching, heaviness, and swelling caused by varicose veins, and may prevent varicose veins from getting worse.

Take the next step. Whether you’re in Pensacola, Destin or Escambia County, Florida, or Foley/Baldwin County, Alabama, The Vein Center is here to help you. Call 1-800-910-VEIN or request your FREE vein screening today.