Varicose veins don’t just pose aesthetic discomfort; they can also lead to uncomfortable symptoms that affect an individual’s overall quality of life. Vein ablation is an excellent way to eliminate varicose veins and make sure they stay gone. This procedure is safe, effective, and rarely leaves any scars.
Located in Oakland, NJ, Cardiac Associates of North Jersey is committed to providing our patients with a broad range of comprehensive vein treatments. Our practice also specializes in cardiovascular and internal medicine. For more information about our practice or any of the services we offer, contact us today.
What is Vein Ablation?
Vein ablation is a radiofrequency or laser energy based varicose vein treatment. While many patients want to remove varicose veins for cosmetic reasons, others seek treatment as a way to alleviate uncomfortable symptoms.
Varicose veins can cause chronic:
- Skin irritation
Vein ablation offers patients a simple way to get rid of these veins and eliminate the uncomfortable side effects that come with them. This treatment is less invasive than traditional surgical methods, rarely causes scarring, and has proven to be extremely successful. According to a study conducted in 2010, this treatment is effective for 97 out of every 100 people that receive it.
How Does it Work?
Treatment begins when a small incision is made at the treatment site. A thin catheter is inserted into the skin under ultrasound guidance, and positioned inside the abnormal vein. A laser or radiofrequency treatment fiber is then inserted through the catheter. Laser or radiofrequency energy is directed at the vein. As this energy reaches the vein, it burns and cauterizes it, causing the vein to close completely. Over time, this vein is replaced with scar tissue and no longer triggers adverse symptoms.
What is Treatment Like?
Each vein ablation treatments takes 45-60 minutes to complete. While some patients are able to eliminate their varicose veins in a single treatment, others require multiple sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Several sessions are almost always guaranteed if patients are addressing several varicose veins.
Following treatment, patients typically have to wear compression stockings for 14 days. Skin burns are a possible side effect of treatment, in addition to painful, burning, or prickling sensations below the skin.
Looking for a place to undergo a vein removal treatment in the Oakland, NJ area? We can help. Contact Cardiac Associates of North Jersey today to schedule your consultation appointment.