Over time, have you noticed frustrating changes to the appearance of your veins? Does it feel like your mobility or daily life has been affected because of aches and pains caused by your veins? Varicose veins can be difficult to live with, and they may impact your life more than you anticipated. However, there are treatment options available to help you find relief! Endovenous ablation treatments are a range of minimally invasive treatments that alter the state of veins to promote clotting and the redirection of blood flow. Learn more about the different ablation methods during a consultation with our team at O’Donnell Vein & Laser in Easton or Annapolis, MD!
What Is Endovenous Ablation?
Endovenous ablation, in general, is a varicose vein treatment. This type of treatment involves the insertion of a special catheter into the vein. Specific types of energy are then delivered to the vein to close the vein.
Varicose veins are veins that are often painful and occur as a result of a leak in a vein. This causes blood to pool, which can be uncomfortable and create an unpleasant appearance.
What Is Laser Ablation?
Laser ablation is a type of endovenous ablation. During this ablation treatment, laser energy is delivered to the vein. This energy is delivered in pulses after the catheter has been administered.
Ultrasound technology is used to create a map of the veins on the legs. This helps indicate specific area of concern on the vein to focus on during treatment.
What Is Radiofrequency Ablation?
Radiofrequency ablation is another method of endovenous ablation. This method utilizes the heat of high frequency radiofrequency waves. A catheter is inserted into the vein to allow for the delivery of these waves.
Radiofrequency ablation may be performed in addition to other varicose vein treatments for enhanced results. This treatment is also often recommended for larger veins.
What Is VenaSeal?
VenaSeal™ is a unique method of endovenous ablation. Unlike other treatment methods, this does not use heat or energy to promote vein scarring and closure. Instead, this closure system uses a catheter to apply medical adhesive to the vein wall to close the vein.
This may be a good varicose vein treatment for those who are hesitant to pursue ablation treatments utilizing heat or energy. It is a safe and effective alternative for achieving results.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Most generally healthy adults who are frustrated with the appearance of varicose veins or experiencing unwanted symptoms because of varicose veins may be able to benefit from one of these endovenous ablation treatments. A consultation with our team at either of our Maryland locations can help determine which of these treatments may be best suited for you, your goals, and your lifestyle.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Curious if one of these endovenous ablation treatments may be able to help you find relief from varicose veins? Contact us today at O’Donnell Vein & Laser and schedule your consultation to learn more! Our dedicated team of professionals proudly serves Maryland with locations in Annapolis and Easton. We look forward to helping you on your path to relief from troublesome veins.