Varicose veins are a painful medical condition that causes unsightly bulging veins in the legs. Since varicose veins are primarily caused by a lack of blood flow, the problem will only get worse if left untreated.
While there are several popular and effective treatment options for varicose veins, one of the most common procedures used today is endovenous laser ablation. This treatment option is becoming more and more popular because it poses less risks.
Endovenous laser ablation involves inserting a laser directly into the problematic veins. The heat effectively closes the veins. Since the veins remain in the body, there may not be much bruising associated with this procedure. The procedure time may vary. Check with the surgeon to see if you will be placed under general anesthesia the entire time.
While this is an extremely safe procedure, there still may be some side effects. Some discomfort and minor bruising near the treatment area are common when getting endovenous laser ablation. Full recovery may take a few weeks or so.
Most people suffering from painful varicose veins will be good candidates to receive endovenous laser ablation since the procedure does not have too many side effects, but there are a few limitations that may make you exempt from the treatment.
If you are suffering from problems in one of the smaller veins in the leg, then you may need to look for another treatment option. Tortuous veins with a lot of twists and bends may be unable to be treated with this procedure.
Smokers will also have to quit smoking for a few weeks leading up to an endovenous laser ablation because it can cause complications with the procedure.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you have painful varicose veins that you wish to remove, then you are a good candidate for the procedure. The only way to know what veins are causing your problems is by making an appointment and getting checked out by South Texas Vein Institute today. We will be able to determine the location of your varicose veins, and if they can be treated with endovenous laser ablation.
If you are a good candidate for the procedure, then we can get the treatment process started immediately. There is no need to suffer from varicose veins when there is a quick and safe way to cure your problem.
Our office is located in Edinburg, Texas, and we look forward to speaking with you.