Ablation Treatment for Varicose Veins
Endovenous Laser and Radiofrequency Ablation
Varicose veins can affect the way that you feel about yourself and impact self-esteem, and can also become painful over time. Non-invasive procedures can allow you to find relief quickly and safely.
Varicose Vein Symptoms
The symptoms of varicose veins are fairly evident, with darkening lines and spider veins on the legs and calves. Pain can also occur and many people experience a burning sensation or numbness in the legs prior to diagnosis. This could evolve from jobs that include standing all day or a history of blood clots, which typically indicates poor blood circulation. Other risk factors for contracting varicose veins may be genetics or even the medication that you take. For instance, those that are on birth control pills are at a higher risk.
Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment (RFA)
As an alternative to invasive surgeries, varicose vein ablation provides an alternative to stripping and ligation of unsightly veins. Pima Vascular offers radiofrequency ablation, a non-surgical procedure, requiring only a local anesthetic which allows pulses of heat generated through radiofrequency waves to heat the vein wall, causing it to collapse. With the interior of the vein wall now shut, blood flow is naturally redirected to healthy veins. This treatment is an outpatient procedure, with less pain and no discoloring or bruising of the skin that can occur with laser-based treatments.