What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are a condition caused by abnormal venous insufficiency. They are common in adults in the US. Many factors such as weight and family history can increase a person’s risk for varicose veins. Some symptoms of varicose veins include leg pain, aching in the legs, and a burning sensation in the legs. The appearance of these diseased veins is swollen, bulgy, and blue. Varicose veins do not pose an immediate serious threat, however, that does not mean patients should procrastinate treatment. There are different types of treatment available for varicose veins. Here at Memphis Vascular Center, we offer minimally invasive laser treatment for varicose veins that do not require surgery.
Is Laser Treatment Safe for Varicose Veins?
Vein ablation is a safe, minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. The procedure uses lasers to administer energy to the diseased veins. This energy heat up the veins, eventually causing them to shrink. Lasers have proven themselves to be a safe way to treat many abnormalities. Different departments of medicine, not just vein specialists, use lasers. There has been no evidence found that shows that lasers are harmful.
Are There Other Forms of Treatment for Varicose Veins?
Treatments for varicose veins include radiofrequency vein ablation, venaseal treatment, and sclerotherapy.
Why Not Surgery for Varicose Veins?
Over the years, many studies have shown that vein stripping surgery is not the most effective way to treat varicose veins. Studies have also told us that this type of surgery has a fairly high recurrence rate. Other forms of treatment are more effective and require less pain and recovery time.
Don’t wait to treat your diseased veins.
Memphis Vascular Center offers many treatment options for varicose veins. If you would like to schedule a consultation or would like to talk to one of our team members, call (901) 683-1890. Our talented team of interventional radiology specialists is eager to help you discuss which treatment would be the right fit for you.