Did you know there is a way to painlessly remove unattractive varicose veins? Laser vein removal is a quick and easy way to remove the veins that you find unappealing or uncomfortable. While these veins do not pose a serious risk, there is a chance for issues down the road. Here at Cardiac Associates of North Jersey, we serve the Oakland, New Jersey area with treatments to lessen the unappealing look and health problems varicose veins can cause.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are veins that usually form on the feet and lower legs. These veins may appear as blue streaks or protrude from the skin. The veins are caused by blood pooling in a weak one-way valve. The veins may have an unappealing appearance that can cause a lack of confidence, and they can also cause health issues if left uncorrected. Some symptoms may manifest in the lower legs even if you can’t see the veins themselves.
If you are unhappy with the discomfort or appearance of varicose veins, we recommend contacting our specialists about treatment for the veins including laser vein removal treatment; a safe and minimally invasive procedure that has a high success rate.
What Is Laser Vein Removal?
The sight of veins on the skin can be unappealing, and laser treatment is one way to safely remove the veins from sight and prevent future health problems in the lower legs. Laser treatment closes the vein by damaging the wall with laser light that coagulates the blood. This safely allows blood to flow without pooling, as the blood that is left is carried back to the heart for recirculation by the undamaged veins neighboring the closed vein.
A trained surgeon inserts a catheter and an intravenous laser filament into the vein, which exposes the vein to light energy causing the blood to coagulate and the vein to cauterize. The surgeon removes the laser while applying light pressure to the area to ensure that it closes. The surgeon will see that the blood circulates properly through the undamaged veins.
Is Laser Vein Treatment Right for Me?
If you exhibit certain symptoms, you may be a candidate for laser vein treatment. Varicose veins are associated with visible veins beneath the skin, but can also remain out of sight and manifest as other issues. Those with swelling ankles or dark-colored skin around the ankles may be a vein treatment candidate. Nighttime cramps in the lower legs, pain, aching in the lower legs, and a heavy feeling in the lower legs can also be a sign that blood is pooling due to varicose veins.
If you scratch your feet or lower legs until bleeding during the night or have unbearable itching, this can be a symptom of varicose veins. Those with sores on the lower legs that heal slowly due to improper blood flow could be showing signs that treatment is needed. You should have your legs checked for issues if you have any of the above symptoms. Laser treatment can be a quick and easy way to address issues before they become hazardous to your health.
What to Expect From Laser Vein Removal
The treatment starts with a consultation and evaluation. A specialist will evaluate the extent of your condition and ask a series of questions to determine if you would benefit from laser vein treatment. If you take blood-thinning medications like aspirin and other medications, they will ask that you inform them to help determine your needs.
The specialist will also inquire about your medical history and overall health. The specialist will inform you what to expect from the treatment and the possible results.
The treatment is safe and has an effective rate of 98%. The treatment is completed in the office by a specialist and requires only about an hour. After the treatment is completed, patients may have to wear compression stockings that ensure the vein is closed properly and to help stimulate blood flow in the other veins.
Is Laser Vein Removal Permanent?
The laser vein treatment has minimal chance of visible scarring of the treated area after completion due to the small incision and the thin laser. The treatment will close and cauterize the vein, and the vein will collapse permanently. After healing, the vein will not open again and the other veins will carry the blood back to the heart. The treatment is effective for varicose veins caused by a one-way valve that is not effectively carrying blood back to the heart.
How Safe Is the Treatment?
Laser vein treatment is safe and requires only a minor incision to insert the catheter and laser filament. The treatment is a precise and accurate way to eliminate the visible look and health issues associated with varicose veins. The laser vein removal procedure is performed quickly and has a high success rate.
Recovery time is minimal and patients are able to stand and walk after the treatment. You may be asked to wear compression stockings temporarily to aid in the blood flow of the other veins as part of the recovery process, but the laser causes minimal to no visible scarring.
Care for Your Veins Today
Contact Cardiac Associates of North Jerse Oakland, New Jersey for a consultation today. We can evaluate your needs and explain the benefits of laser vein removal. Vein treatment is a quick and safe way to address unappealing and uncomfortable veins in the lower legs and feet.