Varicose veins treatment is also known as endovenous ablation. It uses radiofrequency or laser energy to close varicose veins in the legs. It may be used for enhancing purposes, but it is usually used to help ease related symptoms such as aching, swelling, skin irritation, discoloration or inflammation. Varicose veins treatment is safe, not aggressive than conventional surgery, and is highly unlikely to leave any scars.
If you going to opt for the varicose veins treatment you must tell your doctor about any recent illnesses, medical conditions, allergies and medications you’re taking, including herbal supplements and aspirin. It is very likely that you’ll be told to stop taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or blood thinners several days prior to your procedure. You’ll also be told to leave jewellery at home and wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to wear a gown. You are also advised to have someone drive you home afterward.
What is Varicose Veins Treatment?
Varicose veins are unusually large veins commonly seen in the legs usually, blood circulates from the heart to the legs via arteries and back to the heart through veins. Veins contain one-way valves which allow blood to return from the legs against gravity. If the valves leak, blood pools in leg veins which can become enlarged or varicose.
Varicose veins treatment is an image-guided, slightly aggressive treatment for varicose veins. radiofrequency or laser energy is used to burn and close the varicose veins.
What are some mutual uses of the procedure?
Although this procedure may be used for cosmetic and beautifying purposes, it is more commonly used to help alleviate symptoms related to varicose veins in the legs. Leg symptoms can include:
- aching pains
- skin irritation or sores (ulcers)
- skin discoloration
- inflammation in the vein (phlebitis)
How should you prepare for varicose veins treatment?
You should report to your doctor all medications that you are taking, including herbal supplements, and if you have any allergies, especially to local anaesthetic medications, general anaesthesia or to contrast materials containing iodine (sometimes referred to as “dye” or “x-ray dye”). Your physician may advise you to stop taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or blood thinners for a stated period before your procedure.
Varicose veins treatment Benefits
- No surgical cut is needed—only a small nick in the skin that does not have to be stitched.
- When compared with traditional vein stripping techniques, varicose veins treatment is more effective, has fewer complications, and is associated with much less pain during recovery.
- Varicose veins treatment is generally complication-free and safe.
- This procedure leaves virtually no scars because catheter placement requires skin openings of only a few millimetres, not large incisions.
- Varicose veins treatment offers a less invasive alternative to standard surgery.
- Most of the veins treated are effectively invisible even to ultrasound 12 months after the procedure.
- Most patients report symptom relief and can return to normal daily activities immediately, with little or no pain.