Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged vessels which mostly appear on the legs. These conditions become more prevalent with age and can make you feel more self-conscious. If that’s how you feel, laser vein ablation could be what you need.
Laser vein ablation is a minimally-invasive treatment performed in the comfort of our office. The number of people choosing the treatment over the more invasive options is growing exponentially thanks to its benefits. If you’re not yet decided, here are just some of the many reasons to consider it.
1. No General Anesthesia
Laser vein ablation uses local anesthesia to numb the leg before the catheter is introduced into the leg. This means potential risks, such as extreme fatigue, confusion, nausea and infection, associated with general anesthesia are removed. It also allows the treatment to be offered in an office rather than an operating room.
2. Quick Recovery
After receiving the treatment, you can resume your normal activities quickly. Although some patients may experience minor side effects, they tend to disappear after a short while.
3. Quick Results
Some of the results of the treatment are typically visible immediately. The varicose veins may not fade immediately, but their symptoms can improve. Over time, you will observe the veins disappear, turn into a scar and get absorbed by the body naturally.
4. Perfect for All Skin Types
Because laser vein ablation works on all skin types, it can be used to treat a wide range of conditions. For example, it can be used to manage damaged veins located deep in the legs. It is most often used on unwanted varicose veins in the legs.
How to Get The Best Results
We may want patients to try conservative treatments like compression stockings before going for laser vein ablation. Therefore, consult with our doctor before seeking any treatment. Getting the best results depends on several factors, like the doctor’s skills, experience, and qualifications. So it’s important to make sure you choose a vein specialist who understands the treatment and has extensive experience. It is equally important to choose a vein clinic that is certified and accredited. It is not uncommon to find under-equipped clinics that often over-promise and under-perform.
Varicose veins shouldn’t make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable when laser vein ablation can address the issue completely. At DHR Health Vein Institute, we want you to feel great about the way you look. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our vascular professionals in McAllen.