In the past, the only treatment option available for varicose veins was vein stripping. This treatment was very painful and resulted in a considerable recovery period for the patient. Fortunately, it is no longer the 1990s, and improved technology has evolved the way we treat vein disease. Endovenous laser treatment is now one of the most trusted varicose vein treatments on the market. This procedure is quick, effective, and has virtually no recovery time. Take a look at why we recommend endovenous laser treatments for varicose veins:
Minimally Invasive with Incredible Results
Vein stripping was a highly invasive treatment for varicose veins. Fortunately, endovenous laser treatment can achieve much better results without the damage caused by surgery. Instead of cutting out the affected veins, this treatment uses a laser light fiber inserted directly into your vein. You will remain comfortable throughout the treatment, as we use a diluted local anesthesia on the treatment site. Once the laser fiber is in place, laser energy permanently seals off the faulty vein. The vein will be broken down and safely absorbed back into the body by natural processes, and blood flow will be redirected by the body into other veins.
No Recovery Times
The use of local anesthesia over general anesthesia ensures you will not have an extensive recovery period. No longer will patients have to worry about a long bed rest. Following your procedure, we will recommend and prescribe compression stockings. These handy garments ensure your legs continue to heal and apply pressure on the veins. Blood flow will continue to work properly with compression garments.
High Success Rates
Endovenous laser treatments have an extremely high success rate at 94%. If for some reason your treatment is not successful, you can receive a second treatment to find the results you want. Having an unsuccessful treatment may result in side effects such as skin color changes, blood clotting, and burning sensations. Trusting an experienced physician for your treatment like Dr. Wright and his team will greatly reduce the potential for these unwanted side effects and leave you with excellent results.
Look Ahead to Your Endovenous Laser Treatment
If you are interested in our endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins, make sure you contact our staff today. We offer free consultations and will create an individual care plan based on your needs. Let the St. Louis Laser Vein Center help you achieve healthier veins today!