An Endovenous Ablation Laser Treatment is one of the most effective and non-invasive procedures in treating varicose veins. This treatment involves usage of laser energy that heats the vein from the inside. The heat causes the vein to collapse quickly and ultimately disappear. This treatment has a number of proven successful rates.
The only options that were available earlier were an invasive treatment called stripping that had longer recovery periods with lower success rates. The use of laser in varicose veins treatment is a ground-breaking alternative with significant benefits to the patients.
Let’s understand the procedure of an Endovenous Ablation Laser Treatment
Once the doctors feel that you are a right candidate for an Endovenous Ablation Laser Treatment he will first ask to take an ultrasound test also known as painless duplex ultrasound. This test will enable the doctor to poorly working values of your veins.
A local anesthesia is given and a small prick is made in your skin. The prick is very minute thus no snitches are required later. Then a catheter is inserted through which a very thin fiber optic laser is inserted. The heat is generated through the laser that collapse the vein that eventually disappears.
Are there any medications that one is supposed to take before the surgery?
Endovenous Ablation Laser Treatment a kind of varicose veins laser treatment may suggest you take certain medications and also ask you to discontinue some of your other medications if any.
What is the recovery time period?
The treatments results are positive in the single treatment itself. The results tend to be more beneficial and successful in comparison to any other laser surgery for varicose veins that includes endovenous radiofrequency ablation as well. The procedure takes an hour’s and it is done in the doctor’s office itself. It is an outpatient treatment and most of the time you can get back to your normal duties exactly after the treatment.
What are the post-treatment medications?
Usually, the doctor will ask you to wear bandages for at least few days. You can remain active without any rest and there is no other medication prescribed. It is advised to be in touch with the doctor on a regular basis so that the doctor and you are confident in the post-treatment results.
What are the side effects and complications?
The complications may include heat damage to the other veins that are closer to the one treated. Due to this one can experience numbness which will eventually go. As in the case of any medical surgeries, infections may occur. Thus, if you find any rashes, bleeding or pain you should meet the doctor so that steps can be taken at the earliest
What is the success rate and should I be worried about it coming back?
The success rate is high in the first 3 years and decreases after 3 years. Since there are several other veins that could cause varicose veins there is a possibility of it coming back. As long as all valves of all the veins in your leg are functioning properly you don’t have to be worried of the recurrence.