Say Goodbye to Embarrassing Varicose Veins with Radiofrequency Ablation

Though often only a cosmetic issue, varicose veins can cause discomfort and pain, due to impaired blood flow. While more common in older women, people of any age or sex can suffer from varicose veins, and estimates predict that 1 in 5 adults is affected in their lifetime.

A technique called endovenous radiofrequency ablation now makes quick work of embarrassing varicose veins. Nirav Patel, DO, FACOS and his team at Premier Vascular are your best choice for varicose vein treatment.

How varicose veins form

You’ll likely discover varicose veins visually, as blue or purple discolorations visible through the skin. These can also bulge beneath your skin, and the path of an affected vein may become twisted and gnarled.

Veins carry the job of returning oxygen-depleted blood to your heart and lungs, and when it comes to your legs, veins are doing their job against the effects of gravity. For that reason, there are valves along the length of vein tissue that permit blood flow only in an upward direction. The valves close against the backflow of blood.

Varicose veins form when these valves start to fail. As backflow begins, blood pools and stretches veins, causing the bulging and distortion of the blood vessel that becomes visible through the skin.

Symptoms associated with varicose veins

The extent of the visual changes of varicose veins has little to do with other symptoms. Dark, large, and severely convoluted veins may have no other symptoms, and veins that aren’t that visible through the skin could cause much discomfort and pain. When symptoms go beyond physical appearance, they’re likely to include:

In addition to these sensations, you may also experience discoloration of the skin around varicose veins.

Radio Frequency Therapy

An optic fiber inserted into a varicose vein sends radiofrequency energy into the vein wall, the heat from which seals off this blood pathway. With nowhere for blood to flow, the vein collapses, dies, and the body absorbs it.

Your body has redundancy for its blood vessels, so your body ensures that flow to and from cells continues, even without treated varicose veins, so no complications arise from treatment. Future complications arising from these veins if left untreated are prevented instead. You may have sidestepped bleeding veins, skin ulcers, and blood clots.

Even if your varicose veins are visible but symptom-free, treatment now could mean you bypass problems later in life. With locations in Yonkers and Jackson Heights, Premier Vascular is a convenient choice when you decide to treat these unsightly veins. Call the office nearest you today to schedule your personal consultation and learn more about how endovenous laser ablation can help you. You can also use our convenient online booking tool.

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