If you’ve got varicose veins you know the painful symptoms and embarrassment of wanting to hide your legs in public. Fortunately, now there are highly effective solutions available. Dr. Allen K. Chan, vascular surgeon and vein specialist at SoCal Vein & Aesthetics in Murrieta, California, offers endovenous ablation to his patients. This treatment uses image guided radiofrequency or laser energy to close off the veins. Call or schedule your appointment online with SoCal Vein & Aesthetics.
Endovenous Ablation Treatment Q & A
Endovenous ablation is a highly effective solution for varicose veins. This treatment combines ultrasound imaging and laser energy to close the veins and reroute the blood to other nearby healthy veins. Endovenous ablation is done on an outpatient basis at the SoCal Vein & Aesthetics office, so you can go home as soon as the treatment is over.
We preform the endovenous ablation while the treatment area is numb, but you’ll be fully awake for the procedure.
Once you can’t feel anything in the treatment area, Dr. Chan will use ultrasound imaging to get a clear view of the veins beneath the skin’s surface.
A tiny skin puncture is made so that we can move an ultra-thin catheter into the vein. Since the puncture is so small, endovenous ablation doesn’t leave scars in most cases.
With either laser or radiofrequency energy, we then precisely direct it into the catheter, which allows the length of the vein to be exposed to the heat. This heat triggers injury in the walls of the vein and this, in turn, causes the vein to eventually collapse and become scar tissue.
Endovenous ablation is done on an outpatient basis, and you can return home as soon as the procedure is over.
Most patients are able to walk and move normally right away, although you may need to avoid strenuous exercise for a while.
Most patients will need to wear compression stockings for at least 14 days after endovenous ablation treatment.
You may experience some bruising which should go away in two to four weeks.
We encourage patients to walk for 30-45 minutes each day to aid in healing after endovenous ablation.
Most patients notice that their varicose veins are less prominent after just one week. The complete results take longer, usually being at anywhere from several weeks to several months.
Learn more about this effective varicose vein treatment by making your appointment online or call SoCal Vein & Aesthetics anytime.
*Individual results may vary.