There are multiple ways of treating varicose veins, which can include wearing compression socks and losing weight, among others, in cases where obesity is the cause leading to varicose veins. However, these are more uncomplicated steps which are used to keep the condition in control when it is in its early stages. To treat varicose veins at their very core, endovenous laser treatment is most effective.
This procedure is also known as endovenous ablation of varicose veins. In this procedure, a tiny laser fiber is inserted into the affected vein, and small pulses of laser light or radiofrequency are sent intermittently into the varicose vein causing it to collapse. The laser or the radiofrequency helps burn or cauterize the affected vein, thus putting a stop to the ache, pain, bruising and inflammation that was being caused by it.
This is an out-patient treatment, and the patient is given anesthesia to make them comfortable during the procedure. If you have been on aspirin, blood thinners, or non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, then your doctor might ask you to stop taking them quite a few days before the procedure.
The first step to treating varicose veins is understanding the severity of the condition and finding out the best treatment option available to you. Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ali at the Pain, Spine, and Sports Institute, is your first step towards treatment and resolving any pain or emotional or physical discomfort due to a varicose vein.