Endovenous Ablation is commonly known as Varicose Vein Treatment and is done with the help of radiofrequency. The laser energy or radiofrequency singes and closes the tips of the leg’s vein. This process is also a cosmetic procedure but the most common usage of this treatment is for easing the varicose vein issues. Varicose veins have a series of symptoms which are skin irritation, swelling, inflammation, and discoloration of the skin, aching, etc. The process of Varicose Vein Treatment is less painful, leaves no scar and is less invasive when compared to conventional surgeries. You can find more information about the side effects by reading what our friends at Advanced Vein Therapy have to say.
There are some necessary measures which must be undertaken by the patient before he or she undergoes this treatment. Consult your doctor if you had any illness, allergies or medical condition if you are under any medication such as aspirin or any herbal medication. You need to stop consuming aspirin and NSAIDs (Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) and blood thinners before undergoing this treatment. Stay as comfortable as possible before the procedure commences. Wear light clothes, ignore jewellery and accessories. Come for the treatment accompanied by someone so that he or she can drive you back home.
What is it?
Often found in the legs, varicose veins are oddly huge veins. As we all know, from the heart the blood circulates to other parts of the body through arteries and so as to the legs. This blood is again circulated back through veins from legs to the heart. The veins allow one-way passage of the blood back to the heart by defying gravity. When there is a leak in the vein, the blood pools out from it and the veins become varicose. The Endovenous Ablation or Varicose Vein Treatment is a persistent treatment for the varicose vein condition. The leakage is closed with the help of laser energy or radiofrequency.
What are the common usages of this treatment?
Often used in cosmetic purpose, this procedure is also helpful in easing the symptoms of varicose vein in the leg region. The common symptoms are:
- Ulcer in the affected area of the leg.
- Swelling near the varicose vein.
- Phlebitis due to the varicose vein.
- Discoloration of the skin in the affected region.
- Fatigue due to the varicose vein.
- Throbbing Pain in the varicose vein area.
What is the equipment?
In this process, at Advanced Vein Therapy, an ultrasound device, laser fiber, vascular catheter, and consoles are used. The ultrasound scanner has a console which consists of a computer, a transducer, a video screen display, and other electronics. Transducers are a tiny device which can be held in the hand. It is quite similar to a microphone connected with the scanner by a cord. Different transducers are available but all do similar work. This transducer is the one which sends sound waves of high-frequency into the body and records the echo returning from the tissues. The entire process is quite alike to sonar which is used in submarines.