The Benefits of Endovenous Laser Treatment

When it comes to varicose vein treatment methods, endovenous laser treatment is among the most popular, and for good reason. Endovenous laser treatment is minimally invasive, and requires little to no recovery time or post-procedure discomfort. In essence, this treatment allows patients to put their vein-related discomfort behind them without having to commit to an arduous recovery period.

 

How Varicose Veins Occur

 

There are several factors that can potentially contribute to the development of varicose veins. These factors can be environmental, occupational, or genetic in nature. Some cannot possibly be avoided, such as heredity and the regular aging process. Others, however, can be changed by an individual modifying their lifestyle accordingly. For instance, jobs that require the worker to sit relatively motionless for long periods of time can put a significant amount of pressure on the veins and heart. Those working in office jobs are encouraged to take a few minutes to stretch their legs every hour or so. Additionally, hormonal conditions such as menopause and pregnancy might weaken the veins, causing them to bulge and twist. In most cases, regular exercise and a healthy diet can go a long way in preventing varicose veins. If the condition does occur, it might be time to seek laser vein removal in Deerfield Beach.

 

How Endovenous Laser Treatment Works

 

During endovenous laser treatment, a very thin laser fiber is used to bring the temperature of the vein up, which gradually causes the walls of the vein to collapse. The blood will them naturally flow through healthier veins in the body. As for the damaged vein, it is absorbed within the body during the weeks following the treatment until it disappears altogether.

 

The Advantages

 

There are multiple advantages of endovenous laser treatment when compared to other treatment methods for varicose veins. These are:

 

– A relatively quick treatment

– A local anesthesia is the only anesthesia required, unlike surgical methods which require general anesthesia

– The process is minimally invasive, which means that fewer complications will arise from the treatment

– There is virtually no recovery time involved in endovenous laser treatment. In most cases, patients can get back to their regular daily activities within one day following the procedure. In some cases, patients can go right back to work immediately after the treatment without any risks.

 

After the Procedure

 

Following the procedure, the doctor will apply a dressing to the entry point. The patient might be asked to wear compression stockings for approximately one week. These stockings are meant to apply pressure on the surface veins, effectively forcing the blood to flow through other, deeper veins, which will allow the circulation to resume more naturally and unimpeded. Once the patient has completed the procedure and has put the compression stockings on, they might notice that they feel immediate relief from the symptoms of swelling, pain, and pressure.

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