Having varicose veins may be both physically and emotionally distressing. You may feel uncomfortable and restrained in your physical activity as a result. Endovenous ablation might be the answer if the pain and discomfort of your varicose veins are getting you down.
How does Endovenous Ablation work?
Endovenous ablation is a non-surgical varicose vein treatment that employs radiofrequency or laser radiation to “burn” (cauterize) the vein. A catheter and radiofrequency electrode are introduced through a tiny incision and placed into the vein while a piece of ultrasound equipment is used to find and monitor the vein. The vein is treated with laser light, which burns and scars the tissue. After just one year of therapy, most patients’ varicose veins are undetectable by both the naked eye and an ultrasound machine, making this a very successful method. With such a little incision, you won’t even require stitches, and the resulting scar will be hardly noticeable if at all.
Treatment of varicose veins using endovenous ablation is often performed as a walk-in service. The radiologist performs the treatment, which takes approximately an hour. When the treatment is complete, the radiologist will apply pressure to the incision and wrap a compression sock around the affected region. In most cases, patients may resume their regular daily activities immediately following surgery. To lessen the possibility of blood clots and other problems, patients are actively encouraged to keep moving and working following the treatment.
Threats That Might Come Your Way
Compared to more intrusive treatments, the hazards associated with endovenous ablation are generally low. Infection, bruising or bleeding, discomfort, thrombophlebitis, and blood clots are all possible side effects.
Larger varicose veins are the usual target for endovenous ablation treatment. Very tiny or curved veins might be challenging to treat with this method. In the days preceding your treatment, your doctor will advise you to refrain from using blood thinning medication.
Treating varicose veins with endovenous ablation offers a high success rate and few side effects. This treatment for varicose veins is minimally invasive, and the outcomes will be nearly undetectable. Consult your physician about endovenous ablation if you are interested in a solution to the pain and suffering caused by varicose veins.