What is laser treatment for varicose veins?
Varicose veins are bulging, twisty veins that have become damaged and don’t properly transport blood through the body as they should. The cause of this condition isn’t definitively known. For many people, having varicose veins is a cosmetic problem that doesn’t cause them any physical symptoms other than large and noticeable veins. For others, varicose veins come with a plethora of uncomfortable and even painful symptoms.
How can laser treatment be used to help varicose veins?
Laser treatment for varicose veins can be especially effective for many patients. Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a type of laser treatment for varicose veins. It’s a fairly common procedure for this condition. Fortunately, endovenous laser ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that is usually carried out in a vein and vascular specialist’s office. The procedure involves using the heat from a specialized laser to close off the ends of a damaged vein and reroute blood to other functional veins. The procedure should only take about 30 to 60 minutes to complete. Immediately afterward, your specialist will ask you to stand up and walk around. The aftereffects of endovenous laser ablation are minimal, and you should be able to return to normal activities fairly quickly.
Contact United Vein & Vascular Centers for your varicose vein treatments
You don’t have to continue worrying about symptoms of vein conditions that are making your life more difficult. Our vein specialists at United Vein & Vascular Centers are here to help you. Each of our team members understands the uncertainty and discomfort that vein problems can lead to, and that’s why they’re committed to helping you better understand your condition, your symptoms and the options you can use to address them.
Our specialists can also help you find the most effective treatment option for your vein condition and include it in a comprehensive treatment plan that’s designed to:
- Reduce your symptoms.
- Improve your ability to walk and perform other normal daily tasks.
- Increase your overall quality of life.
Contact us today to learn more about your vein condition and the ways it can be treated or to set up an initial appointment.