Varicose veins not only look unpleasant, but they can also be extremely painful. However, the good news is that thanks to innovative techniques and advances in technology, they have never been easier to treat. Minimally invasive procedures have increased the popularity of varicose vein surgery, with new research showing an expected further growth of 6.9% by 2021.
Growth driven by innovative procedures
These days there are plenty of treatments available to remove varicose veins. By far the most popular and minimally invasive is endothermal ablation. Performed via ultrasound guidance, laser or radiofrequency is used to destroy the trunk.
After this type of treatment, few patients go on to require further procedures. Endothermal ablation can be performed on most varicose veins.
Another popular treatment is Venaseal. This FDA approved procedure involves sealing the veins with an adhesive. It’s a permanent treatment that provides long-lasting results. Taking very little time to perform and offering fantastic results, it’s no wonder varicose vein surgery has become so popular today.
Market currently worth $207.9 million
The research conducted focused on varicose vein treatments in North America and Europe. It showed that as of 2016, the market is worth $207.9 million. By 2021 this is expected to rise to $289.7 million. That’s a substantial growth and highlights just how popular varicose vein treatments are today.
Varicose veins are a growing problem and there are many causes of the condition. They can be caused by weakened valves and your risk of developing them is increased by a large number of factors including genetics, obesity, pregnancy and age. While women are more likely to develop them, many men also suffer with the condition.
Overall the recent research does show how far varicose vein treatments have come over the years. As the trend reaches out to more minimally invasive procedures, it’s likely that is where development of the industry will be focused upon in coming years.
Call the Cornwall Vein Clinic today to arrange a consultation and find out more about these innovative minimally invasive procedures.