While varicose veins are not always dangerous, they can be unsightly and uncomfortable. As such, many people opt for varicose vein removal. If you are struggling with varicose veins and are not quite ready for an invasive procedure with a lengthy recovery time, then you might be a perfect candidate for non-chemical thermal ablation.
Understanding Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are a common problem for those above the age of 35, but you can develop this condition at any point in your life. Located throughout your body is a series of valves that regulates how quickly your blood flows. The valves also prevent de-oxygenated blood from flooding back into your veins and pooling. When the valves are damaged, the veins can become swollen and painful. Over the years, this medical issue often results in damaged varicose veins that are visible through one’s skin.
Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?
When it comes to your cardiovascular system, it is always best to err on the side of caution. Anyone who has recently noticed varicose veins should speak with our team about getting evaluated. In most cases, the damage is the result of a patient’s weight, lifestyle habits and genetics. Unfortunately, varicose veins can also be the result of serious medical conditions that must be treated immediately. In addition to the visible signs of varicose veins, you should also keep an eye out for unusual pain in your legs, a deep itch near the veins or a heavy feeling in your legs.
A Look at Non-Chemical Thermal Ablation
One popular method of varicose vein removal is to carry out a series of injections near the damaged tissue in order to kill the vein entirely. While this technique can be effective, many patients are not ready for an invasive procedure with a bunch of injections. Others would like to avoid having foreign chemicals injected in and around their veins. Non-chemical thermal ablation allows patients to permanently remove their varicose veins with little or no recovery time.
When thermal energy is directed at certain types of soft tissue, it excites the cells and eventually destroys them. During a non-chemical thermal ablation treatment, one of our specialists will use a thin catheter to direct the energy at your damaged veins to weaken and eventually kill them. Much like other damaged tissue, your immune system will surround the cells and eventually expel them.
Learn More About Your Options for Varicose Vein Removal
One of the biggest benefits of non-chemical thermal ablation is the fact that most patients experience absolutely no side effects. In the weeks following the appointment, your body should begin the process of absorbing and expelling the damaged cells until the veins are no longer visible.
Schedule a consultation at Cardiology Consultants of Southwest Florida and The Vein Center to learn more about how non-chemical thermal ablation can help with your varicose veins. Our office is located in Fort Myers. Contact us today to book your appointment.