Your unwanted veins can cause more than one problem. They can also be treated by more than one method. If you have saphenous veins, endovenous laser therapy can be done with less downtime than more invasive procedures, like vein stripping surgery.
Saphenous veins develop when the blood vessels become enlarged. This enlargement is usually caused when blood begins to pool inside the vessels. The pooling causes additional pressure to be placed against the vessel walls as the heart pumps. The added pressure causes the veins to get bigger. These veins are most common in the legs. They can reduce your self-confidence and produce symptoms that make for some uncomfortable times.
Laser treatments are done when equipment is used to direct highly concentrated light pulses into the veins that are to be treated. The heat from these lasers safely destroys the veins. Blood that formerly flowed through those veins is then redirected by the body through healthier veins, so there is no impact on the overall circulatory system. The tissue that remains of the veins will begin to disappear from sight as it is absorbed by the body. As a result, both the symptoms and the visual impact are taken care of by the treatment.
Saphenous veins respond to laser treatment better when the energy is delivered from inside the vein. This is what endovenous laser therapy does. During the procedure, laser energy is applied directly to the walls of the vessel. In the end, the vein is safely destroyed.
Endovenous laser therapy is a minimally-invasive method to remove problematic veins. It can be done without the need for a hospital stay. More invasive procedures, on the other hand, must be done in a hospital and require more downtime for recovery. Hence, endovenous laser therapy is a more favorable alternative to more invasive procedures, in most cases.
Are you sick and tired of unwanted veins? Make an appointment at Premier Vein Institute in Tampa, Riverview, or Lakeland to learn about your treatment options. Endovenous laser therapy may be just what you need to eliminate your veins and enjoy a better quality of life. This is a simple, safe and reliable way to get rid of problematic veins. During a consultation at one of our locations, our team can help you determine if this treatment is right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!