How Lasers Improve Venous Reflux
Venous reflux is the condition that causes visible veins just under the surface of your skin. Many treatment options are available to eliminate the damaged veins. Endovenous laser treatment is one of the newest advancements in vein treatments.
What is Endovenous Laser Treatment?
Older techniques for treating spider and varicose veins involved surgically removing the damaged veins, a procedure known as “vein stripping.” Patients who had their visible veins treated in this manner experienced long downtimes and extensive recovery periods. Minimally-invasive options, such as endovenous laser treatment, reduce tissue trauma so that patients recover more quickly.
How Does Endovenous Treatment Work?
A small incision is made to allow access to the damaged vein. A thin laser fiber is inserted through the incision and fed into the vein. Laser energy is administered to gently heat the vein. The thermal energy causes the vein to collapse, your body gradually absorbs the destroyed vein.
Will My Spider and Varicose Veins Come Back After Laser Treatment?
The veins that are causing your spider and varicose veins are completely destroyed during the laser treatment. Your body no longer relies on the veins for blood flow and re-routes the blood to healthy veins. You may develop new spider or varicose veins in the same area as the veins that were treated.
Am I a Good Candidate for Endovenous Laser Treatment?
Endovenous laser treatment is a highly effective therapy for spider and varicose veins, yet not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure. We recommend that you be evaluated by one of our vein specialists. If you are not a good fit for laser treatment, we offer several other options.
What About Downtime?
Endovenous laser treatment is performed on an outpatient basis at our facility. You do not need to stay the night at a hospital, and you go home the same day. You can return to your normal activities, including work, the following day. Exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided until you are fully healed.
Learn More About Endovenous Laser Treatment. Contact Reeder Vein Institute.
To learn more about endovenous laser treatment, venous ulcers, ultrasound guided injection sclerotherapy and our other services, contact Reed Vein Institute to schedule an appointment. We are conveniently located in Dallas, and you can contact us directly at (972) 566-3040.