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Benefits of Endovenous Laser Ablation

Benefits of Endovenous Laser Ablation

Venous insufficiency affects millions of Americans. It is the direct cause of conditions affecting comfort and appearance. It can cause the veins to deform in a way that leads to discomfort, pain and the development of dangerous conditions. The problem is that certain treatments for the side effects of venous insufficiency may pose their own risks. They could cause undesirable conditions like heart attacks, strokes and further manifestations of venous insufficiency.

The good news is that venous insufficiency can be treated with methods that directly affect the venous tissue rather than hinging upon clotting alone. This can provide more stable and safer treatment for some of the most common conditions, like varicose veins and spider veins. Endovenous laser ablation is one of the most effective of these methods.

What is Endovenous Laser Ablation?

Endovenous laser ablation utilizes a small probe to directly apply laser energy to the walls of the veins. This transforms the veins in a way that allows them to reliably clot while shrinking in size. Once the vein has shrunk, the vein will occlude. The blood flow will stop, and the more noticeable symptoms, which can include everything from pain to visible manifestations, will subside.

This two-pronged approach can deliver faster results that produce a greater stability than methods like sclerotherapy can produce. This can allow patients to experience less discomfort, and to begin living their lives normally with even less recovery than sclerotherapy requires.

What Benefits Does Endovenous Laser Ablation Have?

Endovenous laser ablation is a markedly different type of procedure. It utilizes minimally-invasive techniques combined with the direct application of laser to bring unique advantages to patients when compared to other similar treatments for veins. These benefits include:

  • Faster procedure times – Endovenous laser ablation takes only a few minutes to perform on each area to be treated. This makes it suitable for undergoing in a short period of time.
  • Fewer potential complications – This procedure aims to change the structure of veins at a cellular level. Clots that form as a result of this are both smaller and more durable, which in turn helps to ensure both the short and long-term success of endovenous laser ablation treatments.
  • Less recovery needed – Since laser ablation changes the tissue of veins at a cellular level, the recovery after the procedure is lessened for the patient.
  • Minimal discomfort – Sclerotherapy can bring marked discomfort to patients. This is the result of the clot forming in the vein. Laser ablation gradually forms the clot, which in turn allows for less intense discomfort.
  • Successful and lasting results – Endovenous laser ablation has a success rate of around 90 percent in patients who had the procedure performed five or more years ago. These lasting results speak to the stability of this treatment.

To learn more about how venous insufficiency symptoms can be treated, or to see if you are a candidate for endovenous laser ablation, make an appointment at Vein Specialists of Pittsburgh in Oakmont. After evaluating the condition of your veins, we can match your unique needs with the right treatment. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

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