Varicose veins are twisting, swollen, enlarged veins usually seen on the legs, if you are looking for varicose veins removal, you have come to the right place, but first you need to understand varicose veins. They differ in colour from green, blue, or red depending on the size (3 mm or greater) and depth of the vein. According to others, it is a cosmetic concern, varicose vein disease is chronic and progressive. Without treatment varicose veins get worse with symptoms and health risks which results in affecting your quality of life and ability to perform normal life activities. Whether you want relief and ease for leg pain, to avoid health risks or the confidence to wear shorts again, as Vein Specialists we offer you varicose veins removal
Is Varicose Veins Removal Painful?
Have you dodged a trip to see a vein specialist because you’re afraid of an aggressive, painful varicose vein removal procedure? Allow us to put your fears to rest. While vein stripping used to be the most common treatment option used for patients with varicose veins, your varicose veins removal options you can choose from have increased and improved dramatically over the years.
Varicose Veins Removal Misconceptions Vs Reality
When you hear “varicose veins removal,” it is highly likely that you imagine a surgeon operating on your leg veins in a hospital operating room under general anaesthesia with a lengthy recovery period. The reality of varicose veins removal, however, is much less dramatic for most patients in South Africa. This is thanks to advances in medical technology and improved treatment options over the years.
Varicose veins removal may not necessarily involve physically removing the affected veins. But Instead, the underlying unhealthy veins are often closed off with heat energy (Radiofrequency or Laser energy) and are then absorbed by the body without the need for a more invasive procedure. Today’s minimally aggressive procedures require little-to-no downtime and are virtually pain free.
We do still perform one procedure that involves physically removing the affected veins called an Ambulatory Phlebectomy.