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Treat Varicose Veins with Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation

Published on March 8, 2019

Millions of people around the world are affected by varicose veins. While this does result in problems with blood circulation in a few people; for most, varicose veins can be a massive cosmetic problem.

Living with varicose veins can be a challenge. You may not be able to wear the outfit you want to, or you may be feeling too shy or embarrassed to go out because of your varicose veins.

Don’t let varicose veins control your life. Choose the Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation treatment and get rid of those varicose veins.

Why Do Varicose Veins Occur?

Some of the most common reasons for the occurrence of varicose veins are:

• Heredity
• Pregnancy
• Menopause
• Excessive standing or sitting and lack of physical activity
• Obesity

The Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation Procedure

Blood flows to the legs from the heart and back through valves in leg veins. Varicose veins form when these valves rupture and the blood leaks into the veins, causing an abnormal bloating of the veins.

In the Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation procedure, the doctor will use imaging technology to guide a tiny catheter and radiofrequency electrode into the vein and will use radiofrequency waves to cauterize the valves and stop the veins from leaking.

This Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that involves a tiny incision on the leg/foot. The doctor may apply a topical anesthetic cream or inject local anesthesia on/into the varicose vein to numb the area and reduce discomfort during the treatment.

Once the incision is made, the catheter is inserted into your leg and through this, the radiofrequency electrode. The ultrasound image helps the doctor identify the source of the varicose veins and allows him to perform the treatment.

Recovery Care

The entire treatment of varicose veins takes about one hour and after this, you will notice a visible reduction in the size of your veins. Over time, your varicose veins will disappear completely. You will be asked to wear gradient compression stockings for a few days after the treatment. These will help prevent the formation of blood clots and will help your veins heal faster.

Once healed, there will be no scars, marks, or discoloration of the skin. There will also be no vessel or vein bruising after the procedure. You can use ice over the treated area to reduce swelling. You can also request a prescription of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, to help during the healing process.

You will be asked to come in for an ultrasound a few weeks after the treatment to find if any of the treated veins have opened up again or not.

Will Your Varicose Veins Come Back After The Treatment?

Technically speaking, varicose veins don’t have a permanent cure. The radiofrequency ablation procedure offers an almost-permanent treatment to varicose veins. Here, the treated veins are sealed-off and won’t re-open, unless something severe like serious venous diseases or accident-related vein injury re-opens them again.

However, since heredity also plays a role here, you may notice new varicose veins on your legs and feet, months after the procedure. Another treatment session can help nip the new veins in the bud before they become more problematic.

Contact Our Office

If unsightly veins have you feeling insecure about your body, then a trip to Nu Vela Laser and Vein Center can help. Contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Raffi Dishakjian today!

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