Dealing with Vein Health issues can be difficult. When the veins become twisted and gnarled, they mar the appearance of the legs and cause them to look less attractive. The summer months can be embarrassing for varicose vein sufferers because they do not want to have to expose their legs. With laser ablation, these ugly veins can be removed and the appearance of the legs can be greatly improved.
What Can Be Done When Veins Become Problematic?
When a person suffers from varicose veins, the veins not only become discolored and bulging, they can also cause pain and discomfort. Though many people seek vein treatments simply for cosmetic reasons, there is also a true medical need for treatment.
Through the latest advancements in medical science, Endovenous Laser Ablation was created. This procedure uses the power of a laser and does not require major incisions. It is important patients are prepared for what to expect during their procedure so they will be less nervous and know what to expect.
What Can Patients Expect During This Procedure?
The first step in the procedure is for the patient to change into a hospital gown and lie comfortably on the table. The area that will be treated will first be scanned with an ultrasound so the doctor can be sure of the proper placement of the laser fiber.
A local anesthetic will be injected into the area so the patient does not feel any discomfort. The laser fiber will be carefully inserted into the varicose veins and then fired once inside. This sends laser energy into the vein which causes the walls to begin to collapse.
Collapsed veins are destroyed by the body and slowly absorbed over a period of a few weeks. Slowly, the vein will begin to disappear from view and will eventually be gone forever. This procedure does not cause any major downtime and normal everyday activity can be immediately resumed.
There will be some minor soreness and patients should not do any strenuous workouts after their procedure, though walking is encouraged to restore blood flow and increase the dissolving process.
Call For An Appointment
If you are concerned about your varicose veins, this treatment can offer hope. With Endovenous Laser Ablation, you can say goodbye to your vein issues and hello to more attractive and healthier legs. Call the office right away if you would like to schedule an appointment so you can get started.