Whether you like it or not, vascular issues can cause problems with your appearance. Depending on the circumstances, they can also create health risks and produce uncomfortable symptoms. If you are in a situation like this, you might want to look for a way of having them removed that is both safe and reliable while avoiding an invasive procedure like vein stripping surgery. In these cases, vein ablation may be your answer.
Vein ablation can be used to remove problematic varicose veins. Varicose veins form in the legs and can be uncomfortable at times. This is in addition to the appearance issues they cause. They are visible through the skin, appearing as blue streaks that can at times be rather large. Sometimes, the skin will bulge out as well. Many people are so bothered by their presence that their self-esteem suffers. If this describes you, seeking a safe and reliable treatment is definitely the way to go.
Varicose veins form when pooling of the blood inside the vessels puts pressure on the walls and causes the veins to enlarge. This happens because the valves that are there to keep the blood flowing in only one direction fail to function properly. Many people who have varicose veins experience swelling of the legs and ankles. This tends to get worse later in the day, especially for people who spend most of the day standing. In addition to the physical discomforts, varicose veins can increase the risk of other health problems like deep vein thrombosis.
Vein ablation is done by using heat to safely destroy the targeted vessels. Laser or radiofrequency energy is used in order to accomplish this. As the energy is absorbed by the veins, they are destroyed. Blood flow is then rerouted through other, healthier vessels, so there are no problems with proper circulation. What is left of the treated vein will gradually disappear from view through natural processes.
If you have problem veins that you would like to see removed, you should ask our specialist at Cardiac Associates of North Jersey about the many benefits of vein ablation. It may be your way of avoiding a more invasive procedure while achieving results that are equally as effective. Our office is conveniently located in Oakland. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for vein ablation!