Ask anyone who has struggled with varicose veins in their legs and they will tell you that the condition can make life unpleasant at times. They can hurt a person’s self-confidence because of the appearance issues they cause. They often cause physical discomforts with things like aching, itching and tingling. A lot of individuals with varicose veins experience swelling of the legs and ankles as well. If this sounds like your situation, you should consider your options regarding varicose vein treatment.
If you have symptoms produced by the presence of varicose veins, you may have discovered that they tend to get worse later in the day. This is especially true if you must spend a considerable amount of time each day on your feet. If you have large varicose veins that may not respond favorably to the same treatments that work well on smaller vessels, you should ask our team about the endovenous techniques that are available.
Endovenous techniques for varicose vein treatment are done by emitting energy from inside the vessel. The energy is used for ablation of the problem veins. Endovenous therapy means that the veins are safely destroyed from the inside. During this type of treatment, a catheter is inserted into the vein to serve as a guidance tool for the instrument that will deliver the energy. The probe through which the energy is delivered will be pulled through the length of the vein, emitting the energy as it goes. The energy types can vary. Lasers or radiofrequency energy are commonly used.
Varicose veins form when the blood does not flow through them properly. Instead, the blood will back up and begin to pool. The pooling of blood causes pressure to be placed against the insides of the vessel walls. They will become larger as a result.
Varicose veins are usually blue. They look like large streaks running through or just under the surface of the skin. They sometimes cause the skin to bulge out as well. When they do, their appearance is even more obvious.
For a therapy that is effective but allows you to get back to your normal life very quickly, you might want to check into using endovenous techniques for varicose vein treatment. They may be your answer to a higher level of self-confidence when you have veins that are too large to be treated by energy emitted from outside the skin.