Varicose Vein Treatment Options: Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation
Varicose veins are largely problematic for women, and can also develop in some men. When these veins are first noticed, they may cause more cosmetic concern than anything else. However, at some point, varicose veins also present physical symptoms such as aching, throbbing, and burning. To restore comfort, it is necessary to know that treatment is available to close veins that have become weak. It is also beneficial to know the details of various treatment options.
Reeder Vein Institute offers several options for varicose vein treatment, including endovenous radiofrequency ablation. This particular vein treatment is similar to laser therapies that affect the inner wall of a vein or veins, causing eventual closure. Radiofrequency is a preferred method due to gentleness, safety, and predictability. The procedure is straightforward, usually taking approximately one hour per leg.
Steps to Better Legs
Endovenous radiofrequency ablation is performed in the office and needs very little to ensure comfort. We can understand that patients may feel concerned that the insertion of a small tube into a vein in the leg will be painful. Because our veins do not have nerve endings, however, pain does not occur in them. We do take measures to improve comfort by administering local anesthetic into the tissues around the length of the vein to be treated. Efficacy is achieved with the use of ultrasound imaging to observe the vein before and after treatment.
Strong Reasons to Consider Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation
Endovenous radiofrequency ablation is a heat-based therapy that targets the saphenous veins that span from the hip down the leg. Only a tiny incision is needed, which facilitates expedited recovery. The short duration of healing is beneficial for busy patients. To encourage the healing process, patients are advised to begin walking a few minutes at a time. During the first day of treatment, walking should take place every hour. After this initial day, walking should take place every day for 15 to 30 minutes at a time. Strenuous activities and prolonged sitting should both be avoided for several weeks.
There are numerous benefits to endovenous radiofrequency ablation. To learn more about this and our other available vein treatments, call our Dallas office at (972) 566-3040.