If you have varicose veins, there are several different treatment options available to help reduce their appearance. These treatments vary in cost, effectiveness and invasiveness, making it important that you understand the pros and cons of each option before making a final decision. That is why we’ve put together this blog post discussing the benefits of varicose vein radiofrequency ablation.
To understand whether or not radiofrequency ablation varicose vein is right for you, it is important to first understand what it is and how it works. Radiofrequency ablation is a non-surgical procedure that uses heat from radio waves to destroy small blood vessels called varicose veins. By destroying these veins, you can reduce the appearance of visible veins on your legs and increase your comfort when wearing clothing that exposes your legs.
What is radiofrequency vein ablation?
Radiofrequency vein ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in either a doctor’s office or a hospital. It is performed by a trained physician using a device called “VeinWave” which delivers radiofrequency energy to the affected veins. The radiofrequency energy softens and shrinks blood vessels, causing them to collapse and disappear.
How does radiofrequency ablation for veins work?
Radiofrequency vein ablation uses radio waves sent through an electrode array that heats and destroys varicose veins by generating heat in the blood vessels. This procedure can treat both superficial and deep veins, including those in the legs and abdomen. After the procedure, you may have some mild swelling and pain at the site of treatment. Your doctor will prescribe medications to help manage any discomfort.
How does vein radiofrequency ablation help with varicose veins?
Vein radiofrequency ablation is a non-surgical procedure that destroys the blood vessel wall of varicose veins by applying radiofrequency waves. These waves cause the walls of the vein to scar, which blocks blood flow and ultimately leads to vein shrinkage and obliteration.
The procedure takes about 45 minutes and is performed in a doctor’s office or clinic using local anesthetic. There is usually minimal discomfort during or after the procedure.
The benefits are:
- No incisions or sutures needed.
- Minimally invasive procedures with little to no recovery time.
- Virtually painless treatments with no side effects or complications.
- Get back to your regular activities right away.
San Diego Vein Specialists
If you are concerned about your leg vein health, it’s worth seeing a leg vein specialist for a consultation.
If you suffer from varicose veins or spider veins, we may recommend considering having a procedure done, such as EVLT, to cure the problem. If you are considering such a procedure, contact Kafri Wellness Clinic to schedule an evaluation and get more information.
At Kafri Wellness Clinic, we have over 25+ years of experience working with patients to address vein issues. We also take into consideration a cardiovascular approach to your treatment to give you as much insight into your health as possible.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation to learn how we can help you, please contact us today!