While functioning normally, the veins of the human body play an important role in circulating blood away from the heart through the arteries and towards the heart as previously circulated. As an anti-gravity mechanism, the veins of the legs have one-way valves that aid in the upward circulation of blood. These veins are called varicose veins when the one-way valve begins to leak and the accumulation of blood and veins expands. This is usually a painful test for the patient, and in extreme situations, even a few steps can cause tremendous pain.
Varicose veins are usually treated by one of three steps:
- Sclerotherapy- Small varicose veins are closed using chemical ablation.
- Intravenous laser ablation – uses laser or thermal (heat) energy to close the ends of the affected veins
- High-frequency ablation – uses radio energy to remove unwanted veins
Varicose vein treatment in Newberry uses lasers, radio waves, or very fine needles to reduce the invasion. None of these steps leave unnecessary traces and they all happen very quickly. In laser ablation and high-frequency ablation, a local anesthetic is injected around the nerves in the affected area, leaving the area paralyzed. During sclerotherapy, chemicals are injected directly into the varicose veins using a fine needle and no anesthetic is needed.
Here are some real benefits of getting varicose vein treatment:
Pain relief- The development of varicose veins, especially in the legs, can be very unpleasant. The pain becomes unbearable and walking becomes almost impossible. Venous resection relieves the patient from this pain so that he can return to his daily activities.
Simple non-invasive procedures- Unlike traditional treatments such as vein ablation, all types of ablation and even sclerotherapy, do not require a large painful incision that leaves a scar. The chances of complications are very low and the pain of recovery is relatively low.
Permanent relief- Unlike traditional techniques, ablation permanently removes the affected varicose veins in almost all patients. Varicose veins are unlikely to return after deflation.
Faster and probably cheaper- the entire procedure only takes 45-60 minutes and doesn’t require hospitalization. Also, most insurance companies cover varicose vein surgery as it can be a serious medical concern and may require treatment. We recommend that you check with your insurance company before scheduling the procedure.
Immediate Relief and Increased Mobility- Patients usually report extreme relief and rapid improvement in condition within 1 week after treatment. Removal of varicose veins also restores and sometimes increases the patient’s reduced mobility.