Are you tired of being self-conscious about your unsightly varicose veins and always needing to cover them up? Board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. David Naar at Premier Vein Clinic has extensive experience helping the men and women of the Cuyahoga County of Ohio eliminate their varicose veins through endovenous ablation.
This minimally invasive procedure reduces the appearance of varicose veins, giving you the confidence to show off your legs again. Dr. Naar boasts a high success rate when it comes to treating complex vein issues, so call or schedule an appointment online today for expert care.
What is Endovenous Ablation?
Endovenous ablation is a minimally invasive procedure to treat varicose veins, reducing their appearance by cauterizing the vein. And since the procedure is minimally invasive, there is little risk or downtime required afterward.
Though many consider this a purely cosmetic procedure since it effectively reduces the appearance of varicose veins, endovenous ablation also helps:
- Relieve pain stemming from varicose veins
- Reduce swelling in the area
- Treat discoloration of the area
- Help treat skin sores that won’t heal
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How Does Endovenous Ablation Work?
This procedure takes about 90 minutes to complete. To start, Dr. Naar sterilizes the treatment area and puts a surgical curtain over it. He’ll also apply an anesthetic to the area.
Then, Dr. Naar makes a small incision and inserts a thin tube (called a catheter) along the vein. He then uses a laser or radiofrequency waves to “injure” the walls of the vein, causing them to collapse.
By “closing” the vein, Dr. Naar prevents it from leaking and causing more varicose veins or other issues.
What are the Benefits of Endovenous Ablation?
Endovenous ablation is a minimally invasive treatment, which reduces your risk of complications. Other benefits of endovenous ablation include:
- Doesn’t require general anesthesia
- Is performed as an outpatient procedure
- Provides quick results
- Has a high success rate
Are There Any Side Effects with Endovenous Ablation?
Endovenous ablation is a relatively safe procedure. However, with any surgery or treatment, there is some risk of side effects. Possible side effects of endovenous ablation include:
- Muscle spasms
- Infection at the puncture site (very rare)
- Tightness along the treated vein
- Redness at the incision site
How Long Does it Take to Recover from Endovenous Ablation?
One of the great things about endovenous ablation is that there’s little to no downtime after the procedure. It may be a good idea to take the day of the procedure off from work if you’re able, but if necessary, you can return to work after treatment.
Following the procedure, Dr. Naar recommends:
- Refraining from strenuous activity for seven days
- Wearing compression socks (as directed)
- Walking frequently throughout the day
- Taking care of the small needle puncture sites to prevent infection
Restore the appearance of your legs with smooth, younger looking skin that is free of varicose veins. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Naar to learn more about endovenous ablation.