When you are the victim of varicose veins, it can really be aggravating. You have these blemishes that you can’t avoid. Every time you look at your legs, those twisting, rope-like veins are standing out. You can hide them, but they are still there. One thing you can’t hide from is the pain that comes with varicose veins. They can make your legs ache so much that you have to get off of your feet. You have tried compression stockings and walking, but your legs throb so much that all you want to do is put them up on the couch. It’s time to find a solution. Endovenous laser ablation could be the answer for you.
What is Endovenous Laser Ablation?
Endovenous laser ablation involves a minor surgical procedure to help you get rid of your varicose vein(s). The first step is to identify your varicose vein. The next step is to insert a laser fiber into the problem vein. At that point, laser energy is delivered in order to heat the inside of your varicose vein. This will irritate the walls of the vein, causing it to close. Your body will take over, sending blood through other veins, and your varicose vein will eventually disappear.
Why Choose Endovenous Laser Ablation?
Other forms of varicose vein removal, including vein stripping, can be more uncomfortable and invasive and lead to a longer recovery. When you opt for endovenous laser ablation, you can expect minimal discomfort and to get back to normal activities sooner. It’s an outpatient procedure that is performed by our skilled vascular professional.
Once your procedure is over, there are steps that you can take to promote healing and healthy circulation in order to avoid more varicose veins in the future. You’ll be advised to wear compression stockings after your procedure. You’ll also want to walk in order to improve your circulation.
Once you have completely healed from your procedure, continue to include walking in your daily routine. Exercise that strengthens your legs can benefit you. When you build up the strength in your legs, you are also strengthening your veins. Maintain a healthy weight to put less strain on your body. You can also cut back on your intake of salt to keep your veins in tiptop shape.
Talk to Our Doctor About Endovenous Laser Ablation
If your varicose veins are really bothering you, it’s time that you did something about it. You shouldn’t have to live in pain, limit your activities or hide your legs all of the time. Make an appointment at the South Texas Vein Institute in Edinburg and discuss endovenous laser ablation with our doctor. This minor procedure can help you to eliminate your varicose veins once and for all. They won’t vanish immediately, but you will have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that they will soon be gone. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.