Advantages of Endovenous Laser Therapy for Varicose Veins
Varicose veins look like bulging, blue, or purple blood vessels, and they occur most often in the legs or areas farthest away from your heart. These noticeable veins can cause embarrassment or make you feel self-conscious. Sometimes, patients may also experience pain, itching, or fatigue in the legs. For more severe cases of varicose veins, patients may have bleeding, skin lesions, or hardened veins. At Lynch Vein & Aesthetics in Peoria, AZ, Dr. Matthew Lynch offers innovative services to reduce the appearance of varicose veins, like endovenous laser therapy. If you experience noticeable veins, we encourage you to read our blog and schedule a consultation with Dr. Lynch for more information and treatment options, like vein ablation.
What are varicose veins?
Veins help send oxygen throughout the body. In fact, you can compare them to a complicated network of "roads." Your heart helps move and pump the blood all over your body. Together, they work in an ongoing cycle. Your veins have valves, which help control the flow of your blood. These valves, much like road signs, provide information about the correct direction for your blood to flow. If the valves do not work correctly, they can cause a backup. So, what are varicose veins? Veins with broken valves are called varicose veins. With a varicose vein, the blood cannot flow in the right direction, making it bulge and look like a chord.
Your next question may be about how to remove varicose veins. Our team at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics in Peoria, AZ provides endovenous laser therapy, also known as a vein ablation procedure, to decrease the appearance of varicose veins. This treatment offers a variety of benefits to patients.
What is endovenous laser therapy?
At a consultation, Dr. Lynch will assess your condition and determine if this procedure works best for you. If it does, he can create a treatment plan that outlines your endovenous laser therapy's details and costs.
In one of our private treatment rooms, patients will start by putting on a paper gown. This will help Dr. Lynch access your skin without any issue. He will begin by administering a local anesthetic to numb the area before placing a catheter into the vein. He will use a Doppler ultrasound to monitor the blood flow within the vein he is treating. This also allows him to see your vein up-close on a specialized monitor. After inserting the catheter and starting the Doppler ultrasound, he begins the laser, which cauterizes the vein and closes it up. This process is called vein ablation. Finally, he will close your small incision and cover it with a bandage.
We can usually finish endovenous laser therapy treatment in about an hour and provide detailed aftercare instructions.
What are the benefits of varicose vein surgery?
Endovenous ablation recovery time is short, and, in about two weeks, you can usually resume strenuous activities. The multiple benefits of varicose vein surgery include:
- Restarting moderate daily activities almost immediately
- Completing the procedure in an hour
- Needing only one tiny incision (minimally invasive) during the procedure
- Providing a cost-effective solution
Learn more about how to remove varicose veins
If varicose veins prevent you from doing or wearing the things you love, please schedule an appointment at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics in Peoria, AZ with Dr. Matthew Lynch to learn more about our different treatment options. Safe and effective, endovenous laser therapy could provide the cosmetic results you want. Dr. Lynch and his caring team look forward to helping you feel more confident by reducing the appearance of varicose veins!