Varicose veins are not only a cosmetic problem, but they are a medical problem as well. They are a cosmetic problem because they can make an individual’s legs look red, swollen, and almost completely disfigured. Many individuals who have varicose veins feel embarrassed to wear shorts, and their embarrassment will stop them from doing things they enjoy. They will likely not accept invitations from friends to go to the beach or the lake for the day. Instead, they will stay home.
Varicose veins are also a medical problem because they cause you to experience pain. Many individuals who have suffered with varicose veins report feeling pain, itchiness, and other uncomfortable sensations. Many even feel nervous that the bulging veins may accidentally get scraped or cut, leaving a person with severe bleeding.
Varicose Vein Treatment
One option that is available for treating varicose veins is “endovenous thermal ablation”. This is useful in treating venous disease as well. This is a technique that medical professionals can use to deliver high frequency radio waves or lasers in order to target intense heat at the varicose veins and cause them to die. Once they die, they will eventually collapse and then disappear.
During the endovenous thermal ablation procedure, heat will be directed through a catheter that is placed in the vein. It will heat the vein, causing it to close off. The great thing about this procedure is that there is only minimal risk. This is extremely beneficial when compared to surgical methods that are used to treat varicose veins.
The purpose of this procedure is to get rid of varicose veins and reduce the risk of complication that comes with venous disease. One of the biggest problems that is seen in individuals with venous disease is blood clots.
When you consult with a member of the Reger Vein and Skin Specialists team, you will be thoroughly evaluated. Then an individualized treatment plan will be drawn up for you. It is important to reveal all information about your medical history and any medications, including supplements, that you take. You will receive instructions on how to prepare for the procedure. This will likely require you to avoid certain types of medication and stop smoking.
Another thing that will be addressed during your first consultation are the risks and potential complications of endovenous thermal ablation. For the most part, you will find that it is a very safe procedure. However, like all procedures, there are certain risks that need to be considered.
For more information on Endovenous Thermal Ablation, call our offices and schedule an initial consultation today.
During a consultation at Reger Vein and Skin Specialists with Gregg Reger MD in The Woodlands, our team will be happy to explain more in detail what procedures and treatments would be the best fit for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more 832-585-0090! Serving patients in The Woodlands, Spring, Dallas, Texas and surrounding areas.