Do you have highly visible veins that bulge and twist? Are you experiencing any of the other symptoms of spider or varicose veins, like itchiness, discomfort, pain, or skin discoloration? If so, you may be a good candidate for endovenous thermal ablation at Madison Medispa in Waunakee, WI. Today, we’re taking a closer look at this treatment, including what it is, what it is like, and who it is right for. Read on to learn more.
What Is Endovenous Thermal Ablation?
Endovenous thermal ablation is a safe, effective treatment method for a number of varicose veins. We offer both laser and radiofrequency thermal ablation, and both techniques are great for the treatment of some types of perforating veins. They can also be used to treat:
- Anterior accessory saphenous veins
- Small saphenous veins
- Great saphenous veins
How Effective Is This Treatment?
This treatment is incredibly effective. In fact, there is evidence that shows fewer than 2% of people who received this treatment had a problem with recurring veins 15 years after this treatment. Also, this treatment is so effective that you will probably only need one treatment session to achieve your desired results.
How Soon Will I See My Results?
Once the saphenous vein is treated, blood can no longer flow through it, and you will start to see your results within a week of your treatment. However, it will take several weeks for the final results to become apparent.
How Does This Treatment Work?
In the past, one had to undergo an invasive stripping procedure to treat large varicose veins beneath the surface of the skin. Endovenous thermal ablation is different. This treatment only involves the insertion of a tiny radiofrequency catheter or laser fiber into the broken vein. After the area around the vein has been numbed, the laser or radiofrequency device is turned on and emits heat that seals the vein shut permanently.
How Long Will My Treatment Take?
As a general rule, you can expect your treatment session to take between 60 and 90 minutes.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
To find out whether you are a good candidate for endovenous thermal ablation, you need to come in for an initial consultation. During this initial consultation, we will evaluate your areas of concern to identify the type of vein problem you are having. Since there are very few contraindications for this type of treatment, most people are excellent candidates.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?
We will advise you on how to prepare for your treatment session during your initial consultation. Fortunately, due to the non-invasive nature of this treatment, there isn’t too much you need to do to prepare.
What Can I Expect After My Treatment Session?
After your treatment session, we will review your post-treatment care steps with you. Then, you are free to return to work. Due to the non-invasive nature of this treatment, you don’t have to worry about downtime. However, there are certain restrictions you must adhere to for a while. For instance, you must refrain from engaging in vigorous physical activity for approximately seven days following your thermal ablation treatment.
Also, you must wear prescription-strength compression stockings for about 1-2 weeks during your recovery period. Compressing the treatment areas will speed up your final results. You can also speed up your final results by walking regularly throughout your recovery period. For instance, you should get up and walk every hour while you’re awake. This is because walking supports a strong circulatory system which supports rapid healing.
Most patients will say the treated areas feel like a pulled muscle for about 1 week, so it is extremely well tolerated.
Why Should I Treat My Varicose Veins?
It is very important to treat your varicose veins because, if left untreated, they will only continue to look and feel worse. Left untreated, serious medical complications may occur in some people. For instance, severe varicose veins can cause blood clots, bleeding, or venous ulcers.
How Can I Prevent Varicose Veins From Developing in the Future?
To enjoy the longest-lasting thermal ablation results, your number one priority should be taking steps to prevent the future formation of varicose veins. The bottom line is you have to make lifestyle choices that are conducive to healthy veins.
If you have a family history of varicose veins, your risk of developing varicose veins in the future is greater. While there’s nothing you can do to change your genes, you can ensure your lifestyle choices are healthy. Here are some things you can do to ensure your veins are as healthy as possible.
Manage Your Weight
If you are overweight or obese, you are more likely to develop varicose veins. This is because the more you weigh, the more pressure is placed on the valves inside your veins. Therefore, managing your weight is a great way to reduce your risk of developing varicose veins in the future. If you are currently at a healthy weight, weigh yourself every once in a while to ensure that you are not gaining weight consistently.
You can also reduce your risk of developing future varicose veins by moving regularly. The less sedentary you are, the stronger your circulatory system will be.
Wear Graduated Compression Stockings
Graduated compression stockings are one of the very few things you can use to help prevent or slow the progression of vein disease. By wearing graduated compression, you reduce the pressure on the remaining healthy valves in your veins and therefore slow the speed at which you develop new varicose veins.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
Are you sick and tired of feeling self-conscious about your varicose veins? Do you have varicose veins that are causing you physical discomfort? If so, laser or radiofrequency endovenous thermal ablation may be right for you. To learn more and find out whether you qualify for this vein removal treatment, contact us today at Madison Medispa in Waunakee, WI to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to meet you and help you restore your venous health!