At VENUS Vein Clinic in Omaha, NE, we understand the importance of treating varicose veins for both your self-esteem and your current and future health. Since we also understand that no treatment is right for everyone, we offer several varicose vein treatment options. Today, we’re discussing the advantages of radiofrequency ablation of veins to help you determine if it is the ideal varicose vein treatment method for you.
Benefits of Radiofrequency Ablation
It Is Non-Invasive
In the past, varicose vein treatment required an invasive procedure to remove the disordered veins from the body. During this procedure, there was no pain or discomfort due to expensive general anesthesia, but you had to have very healthy cardiovascular and pulmonary systems to qualify. Furthermore, due to the large incisions made to remove the veins, the recovery process was long and uncomfortable.
There Is Virtually No Recovery
Building on the last point, due to the non-invasive nature of the treatment, there is no recovery process like the recovery process required after an invasive procedure. After an invasive procedure, there is a one- to three-week recovery process and significant restrictions on your daily activities for six weeks.
After receiving this treatment, you are free to return to whatever else you had scheduled for the day, such as work or school. However, we strongly encourage you to not drive yourself. Let someone drive you around, so you can take a nice nap and enjoy the rest of your day.
There Is Minimal Preparation
Yet another incredible benefit of radiofrequency ablation is that you don’t need to do a lot to prepare for the treatment. In advance of an invasive procedure, you must fast for several hours, stop taking certain medications and supplements for at least several days, and stop smoking and drinking alcohol for several weeks.
During your initial consultation, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of pre-treatment instructions. To summarize briefly, you should remove any jewelry you are wearing before you come in for your appointment, wear comfortable clothes, bathe with an antibacterial soap on the morning of your treatment, and arrange for someone to drive you home if varicose or spider veins are being removed from your legs.
There Are Very Few Poor Candidates
Again, building off of the first point, many people make poor candidates for varicose vein removal because of the fairly stringent medical prerequisites. With this non-invasive treatment, there are very few people who make poor candidates. To determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment, it is important that you come in for an initial consultation.
To summarize briefly what we look for in a good candidate, we are looking for an adult with realistic expectations regarding the preparation for this treatment, as well as the treatment process itself, the results, and the post-treatment “recovery.”
It Is Needle-Free
Sclerotherapy is the most popular non-invasive varicose and spider vein treatment, but it is not right for everyone. One of the primary disadvantages of sclerotherapy is that it involves the injection of a saline solution. Unfortunately, many people are afraid of needles or uncomfortable with the idea of being injected, even with just saltwater.
One great thing about radiofrequency ablation is that there are no needles required. Therefore, if you are afraid of needles and don’t have the time or money for an invasive vein removal procedure, this may be the ideal treatment for you.
It Is Safe and Effective
Two more benefits of this incredible varicose vein treatment method are its safety and efficacy. This treatment is just as effective as an invasive vein removal procedure. However, it offers the advantages that coincide with non-invasive treatments, such as minimal preparation, a quick “recovery”, and virtually no downtime.
Furthermore, this treatment is even safer than other non-invasive techniques, like laser vein removal. For example, laser vein removal is only safe for people with fair skin, because the laser energy can bleach darker skin tones and cause severe burns. There are no such risks with ablating veins via radiofrequency energy.
The Results May Be Permanent
Yet another benefit of this treatment is that the results may be permanent. As with most other varicose and spider vein treatment methods, the diseased veins are destroyed. In the case of this treatment, the walls of the targeted veins collapse in on themselves. As soon as the venous walls collapse, the targeted veins are essentially destroyed. However, it takes several weeks for the veins to starve of blood and fade.
The most important thing to understand is that in many cases, healthy veins do not become gnarled and twisted with disease. Therefore, depending on how many varicose or spider veins you have to treat, how large they are, the cause of the disordered veins, and where they are located, you may only need one treatment session to see your ideal results. We’ll review your medical history to diagnose the cause of your illness and determine if you can expect permanent results.
Discover the Appropriate Vein Treatment for Your Needs Today
There are many advantages to radiofrequency ablation, including its safety, efficacy, comfort, and convenience. However, it is not appropriate for everyone. To identify the appropriate varicose vein treatment for your needs, contact our experts now at VENUS Vein Clinic in Omaha, NE to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to meet you and help you improve your health and aesthetic.