If you have varicose veins, you may have struggled over whether you need to have them treated for removal. You may also wonder which treatment method is best for you once you decide that you need to move forward with varicose vein removal. The best way to have both of these questions answered is to make an appointment with our trusted medical professionals. Here, you can get expert advice on how important it is to have your veins treated. If they are creating health risks for you, treatment should be considered very important. If they are causing cosmetic concerns only, it will be up to you to decide how important it is to improve your appearance.
Varicose vein removal with non-chemical thermal ablation begins by inserting a small catheter into the problem veins. The vein is then heated and sealed off. In most cases, the heat comes from either radiofrequency or laser energy. Once the vein has been cauterized, the tissue that remains will fade from view as it is absorbed into the body.
Varicose veins can cause symptoms like aching, burning, and itching. They can also cause the legs and ankles to swell. Numbness and tingling are often experienced as well. They can also put an individual at risk for other complications like blood clots.
Varicose veins cause cosmetic issues whether or not they produce symptoms. The impact on appearance is enough to make some people worry so much about what other people think that their self-confidence is eroded. If this situation applies to you, treatment should definitely be scheduled.
Varicose veins develop when the vessels enlarge because the blood has been pooling inside. The pooling happens when the blood tends to flow backward because the valves that are in place to keep that from happening are no longer functioning properly. This allows forces like gravitational pull to interfere with the proper flow. The pressure created by the backup of blood working against the natural pumping action makes the veins enlarge and become varicose.
Varicose veins are visible through the skin in the form of large blue streaks. They can also bulge out and resemble pieces of cord under the surface. If you do not want an invasive procedure and don’t want foreign substances injected into your veins, non-chemical thermal ablation might be the treatment for you.
At Cardiology Consultants of Southwest Florida, we offer this innovative varicose vein removal option to patients in Fort Myers and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out how non-chemical thermal ablation could benefit you.