Conditions that cause unsightly veins can result from family history, pregnancy, overexposure to the sun, and standing or sitting for long periods. At Bellava, we utilize advanced procedures to treat varicose veins, spider veins, and chronic vein insufficiency with little to no downtime or discomfort. 

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

At Bellavawe use radiofrequency ablation (RFAto treat varicose veins that can be unsightly and painful. RFA is a minimally invasive alternative to eliminate abnormal veins, redirect blood flow to healthy veins, and relieve discomfort.

During RFA treatment, ultrasound imaging helps guide the doctor to insert a thin catheter through a small incision. The incision is so minimal that it requires only a single dose of local anesthetic to ensure comfort. After the catheter is in position, the radiofrequency heating element at the end of the probe is activated, which causes the surrounding vessel to contract, forcing the blood to reroute through healthier veins.

The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and typically takes an hour or less. You may return to normal activities the same day. Patients should wear compression stockings for at least two weeks to ensure the best cosmetic outcome and prevent the formation of small clots.

RFA is far more comfortable and just as effective as the traditional procedure of stripping the vein. 

RFA Benefits:

  • Small incision area
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Little to no downtime
  • Covered by most medical insurance plans
  • Can be combined with other vein procedures for maximum results



Sclerotherapy involves injecting a polidocanol medicated solution directly into the affected vein. This causes the vein to scar and the blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is then reabsorbed into local tissue and gradually fades. Most patients feel only minimal discomfort during the procedure and side effects from the medication itself are quite rare. After wearing compression stockings for a few days, many patients are back to normal and can see dramatic results.

Sclerotherapy is ideal for treating spider veins, varicose veins, chronic vein insufficiency, and leg pain, swelling, and cramping caused by venous insufficiency.

Sclerotherapy Benefits:

  • Safe, painless, and affordable
  • Little to no downtime
  • Effective in as little as 2-4 treatments
  • Can be combined with other vein procedures
  • Conducted in a comfortable, luxury medical setting



At Bellava, we use Varithena® to treat the symptoms of superficial venous reflux disease. This treatment is great for enhancing the effects of thermal treatment and reaching veins that other treatments cannot.

The doctor will administer Varithena® microfoam into the malfunctioning veins. Because this is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment, it doesn’t require incisions. The doctor typically numbs the injection site and no additional anesthesia is required.

Once the Varithena® microfoam is administered, it expands until the malfunctioning vein collapses. This triggers the rerouting of blood flow, causing unsightly veins to disappear overtime.

Varithena® Benefits: 

  • Safe and little or no discomfort
  • Visible results in as little as one treatment
  • Minimally invasive, no varicose vein surgery
  • Procedure takes less than an hour
  • Can be combined with other vein procedures for maximum results


"Since the first time I met the staff, I felt so welcomed, heard & understood! The team knows the needs of their clients! Had a wonderful experience and highly recommend their services!"

– Rita L.

Why do you get Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are swollen, enlarged veins that typically appear on the legs and feet. They’re often blue or dark purple, and sometimes bulging or twisted in appearance. Varicose veins occur when the small valves within the veins stop functioning correctly.

In a healthy vein, blood flows smoothly to the heart, and is prevented from flowing backward by a series of tiny valves that open and close to let blood through. If these valves become damaged or weak, they may allow blood to leak and flow backwards. This blood then accumulates in the vein, causing it to become enlarged and overfilled, leading to a varicose vein.

Several factors can increase the risk of developing varicose veins:

  1. Age: The risk of varicose veins increases with age due to the wear and tear on the valves in the veins that regulate blood flow.
  2. Sex: Women are more likely to develop varicose veins than men. Hormonal changes during menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause can be a factor as female hormones tend to relax vein walls. Taking hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills can also increase the risk.
  3. Pregnancy: Pregnant women are at an increased risk of developing varicose veins. Pregnancy increases the volume of blood in the body, but decreases the blood flow from the legs to the pelvis. This circulatory change is designed to support the growing fetus, but it can produce an unfortunate side effect: enlarged veins in the legs.
  4. Family history: If other family members had varicose veins, there’s a higher chance you will too.
  5. Obesity: Being overweight puts extra pressure on the veins, which can lead to varicose veins.
  6. Sitting or standing for long periods: If your job involves standing or sitting for long periods, you may be at a higher risk of getting varicose veins. This is because your blood doesn’t flow as well if you’re in the same position for extended periods.

While varicose veins can cause discomfort and, in some cases, more serious issues, there are a variety of treatment options available to help manage symptoms and prevent complications. If you’re concerned about varicose veins, it’s a good idea to speak our team to discuss your best varicose vein options.