Twisted, swollen veins that disrupt healthy blood flow in the legs are known as varicose veins. Laser ablation in Westminster is an excellent option for reducing varicose veins by using thermal energy from lasers.
This procedure is minimally invasive, and recovering after this medical vein treatment is quick. Additionally, the results are long-lasting. Dr. Pinsinski and our trained medical team at Artemis Vein Center can help you understand the benefits of laser ablation and determine the best procedure for you based on your specific condition.
Laser ablation is a common method of treating varicose veins. In this procedure, Dr. Pinsinski places an IV into the vein. Then, he inserts a laser fiber through the IV. Finally, he turns on the laser, which shrinks your damaged veins until they close.
As a result of the treatment, your blood flow directs from the blocked, damaged vein to nearby healthier veins resulting in better blood flow. Laser ablation can also help reduce your venous disease symptoms like swelling, pain, heaviness, and achiness in the legs. Additionally, eliminating varicose veins can result in a clearer complexion of the skin on your legs.
Laser ablation treatment may be necessary if your varicose veins are red, swollen, sore, and irritating your skin. Further, the procedure may be crucial to avoiding health risks, such as ulcers and excessive bleeding. Laser ablation often has better results with fewer complications than surgical treatment options.
Before beginning the treatment, Dr. Pinsinski will examine your medical history to rule out other possible causes of your varicose veins. We use an ultrasound vein mapping procedure to analyze your blood flow and vein conditions. If you are unsure whether you should undergo laser ablation, our medical team can help you understand your options so that you can make an informed decision.
Immediately after the procedure, you may bruise around the treated areas on your legs. Wearing compression socks for one week after laser ablation helps facilitate healing, along with light walking several times a day. Since the procedure is minimally invasive, you may return to work immediately, but returning to all typical activities takes seven to ten days. Following your recovery instructions carefully can minimize potential issues after treatment.
Since laser ablation closes damaged veins to reroute blood flow to nearby healthy veins, results may take some time to develop. For instance, the bulging and discomfort associated with varicose veins come from blood buildup. After treatment, it may take between ten and 14 days for the fluid collection within treated veins to dissipate, resulting in the fading of your varicose veins.
However, results of laser ablation typically take several months to finalize as excess blood continues to disperse. During this time, if new varicose veins form, other vein treatments may be necessary to treat these damaged veins.
Successful medical vein treatments can result in improved blood flow and clearer skin complexion. If you are looking for a minimally invasive way to treat your varicose veins, consider laser ablation in Westminster. Contact our team at Artemis Vein Center today to schedule a free vein screening and discuss the possible benefits of this procedure.
If you require vein or aesthetic treatments, contact Artemis Vein & Aesthetic Center today online or at (720) 664-5831 and one of our team members will gladly assist you in scheduling an appointment or consultation. We proudly serve the Westminster, Broomfield and Louisville areas of Colorado.