If you have varicose veins and are self-conscious about the appearance of your legs, then the experts at O’Donnell Vein & Laser have an option that might help you – laser vein ablation, which is also called endovenous ablation.
What is Laser Vein Ablation?
Laser vein ablation is a common treatment for varicose veins, both for cosmetic purposes and for the negative health side effects caused by varicose veins. Laser vein ablation uses laser energy to cauterize and close varicose veins in the legs. Endovenous ablation is safe and less invasive than conventional surgery.
What Does It Treat?
Usually, laser vein ablation treats varicose veins, which are abnormally large veins commonly seen in the legs. Laser vein ablation is frequently used to treat the symptoms associated with varicose veins, which include:
- Aching or throbbing pain
- Leg heaviness/fatigue
- Skin irritation or sores
- Skin discoloration
- Inflammation in the vein
What Does the Procedure Involve?
Laser vein ablation uses state-of-the-art equipment. During the procedure, an electrode is placed within the vein and the laser energy is applied. The energy heats the vessel and causes it to close, which then makes the faulty vein shrink.
Endovenous ablation and similar procedures are typically done on an outpatient basis, which means no overnight hospital stays anywhere. The procedure is performed right here in the comfort of our office.
Most patients can resume their normal activities and run errands immediately. Patients are encouraged to remain active and not spend too much time in bed after the treatment, but we may also advise against strenuous activity.
Am I a Candidate for This Procedure?
Generally, candidates for laser vein ablation are individuals with varicose veins. Ideal candidates have veins that are not overly bent since these veins cannot be safely shrunk with this procedure. Prospective candidates for laser vein ablation are typically in good cardiovascular health, but our professional will be able to determine your candidacy during the consult.
If you suffer from aching, swelling, vein inflammation, or skin discoloration caused by varicose veins, then laser vein ablation at O’Donnell Vein & Laser might be the solution you have been looking for to alleviate your symptoms. The good thing about this procedure is that it typically does not need to be repeated, so once you undergo the procedure, your legs should look and feel better almost immediately. We have offices located in Annapolis and Easton. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more.