Varicose veins can be highly problematic. Many people who suffer from them are unhappy with how varicose veins make their legs look, but varicose veins can cause significant physical problems as well. These include fatigue and swelling and can eventually lead to more serious conditions.
For people who are looking to eliminate their varicose veins, radiofrequency ablation vein treatment is one of the best treatments available today. Contact the vein experts at South Texas Vein Institute today for more information!
What is radiofrequency ablation vein treatment?
Radiofrequency ablation, or RFA treatment, is a minimally invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency energy in order to break up and destroy unwanted tissue in the body. In the case of varicose veins, it is used to destroy unwanted veins for a smoother, younger-looking appearance.
How does this treatment work?
Ablative treatments are any treatments in which tissue is broken up and destroyed. There are many different types of ablative treatments used for many different reasons. In radiofrequency ablative treatments for varicose veins, radiofrequency energy is used to heat the varicose vein. Over time, the vein will be naturally eliminated by the body and the blood will be redirected to other, healthier veins.
What are the benefits of radiofrequency ablation vein treatment?
RFA treatment is a minimally invasive treatment. It offers less pain, bleeding, and a shorter recovery time than other varicose vein treatments. It is comparatively quick and accurately removes unwanted varicose veins. If you’re interested in learning more about this safe and effective procedure, contact us at the South Texas Vein Institute in Edinburg, Texas, today! We’d love to talk with you about how this treatment can improve your life.
What should I expect during treatment?
During your RFA treatment, your specialist will first apply a local or general anesthetic to the area that will be treated. They will make a very small incision above your knee, then thread the RFA probe through the vein up to the groin. When the probe is activated, it will release heat energy that will cause the vein to collapse.
What results can I expect following treatment?
Your specialist will instruct you on the proper care procedures after treatment. You may experience some mild bruising or swelling in the area that was treated. You will likely need to wear compression garments to compress the area that was treated and promote the healing process for several weeks after the procedure. As the vein collapses, it will be replaced by a thin and fibrous scar.
Generally, any side effects of RFA treatment will subside after about a week or two. You’ll also begin to see results around this time.
Who is a good candidate for radiofrequency ablation vein treatment?
If you have problematic varicose veins that impact the quality of your life in a negative way – either because you are unhappy with how they look or because of the swelling and pain they can cause – you may be a good candidate for RFA vein treatment.
To learn more about this groundbreaking treatment, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our specialists at the South Texas Vein Institute in Edinburg today