If you suffer from varicose veins in Shelby Charter Township, you may consider radiofrequency ablation as a treatment. It is a minimally-invasive procedure that will close the affected vein with heat so that the vein can be absorbed by the body and disappear.
A catheter or thin tube is inserted into the varicose vein and the radiofrequency energy is focused along a fiber that is passed through the tube to carry the heat to the vein walls. The heat destroys the vein walls, as well as the tiny valves that have become weak and useless for keeping the blood flowing. This treatment is suitable for large veins and is done in the comfort of our office.
Most people only require a local anesthesia. After the treatment, you may be asked to walk around to promote blood flow in healthy veins. There is virtually no recovery time required, but you should avoid vigorous exercise for a set amount of time. You may be asked to wear compression stockings for one or two weeks to make sure the vein stays compressed.
Radiofrequency ablation is considered a safe and effective treatment, especially for larger varicose veins. Statistics show that it is successful in 88 percent of patients. There is less discomfort and recovery time than after vein surgery. If you are part of the 12 percent whose vein does not close, the procedure can be done again.
When you have a consultation with our specialist in the Shelby Charter Township area, you can learn more about the procedure and if it is your best option for getting rid of your varicose veins. The specialist may use a duplex ultrasound to find the exact location of the affected vein.
If your varicose veins have developed because of your lifestyle, you may want to change some of your habits to avoid other veins from becoming damaged. For example, if you sit or stand for hours every day, you should find a way to get up and walk around or sit with your feet raised several times a day to counteract these situations.
Varicose veins do not always show beneath the surface of the skin. If you have swelling, itching and unusual rashes, redness around your ankles or a feeling of heaviness in your legs, you may be developing varicose veins. Our specialist at Elite Vein & Hair Restoration can diagnose your condition and recommend treatment. With radiofrequency ablation, you could have your varicose veins removed and no longer be embarrassed to wear shorts or a bathing suit. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Canton or Dearborn!