Varicose veins can be an unsightly and uncomfortable condition, but fortunately, there are now a variety of treatment options available to help. Endovenous laser ablation is one of the most popular and successful treatments for varicose veins, with a success rate of up to 98%. This minimally invasive procedure is performed in our office under local anesthesia and has virtually no downtime. Endovenous laser ablation works by using the thermal energy of a laser to cause the closure and destruction of a damaged blood vessel, which will then be reabsorbed by the body.
This process stops the abnormal reflux of blood and allows it to return to the heart more normally through healthy veins. The procedure leaves only a small scar and healing is fast and without downtime. At Midwest Vein Care, we recommend endovenous laser ablation for appropriate patients with saphenous trunk veins that reflux (leak) and contribute to the onset of major varicose veins and the resulting symptoms. To determine a patient's suitability for endovenous laser ablation, we will perform a detailed venous history and physical exam, as well as a duplex vascular color flow ultrasound.
In addition to endovenous laser ablation, we also offer other non-invasive treatments such as microphlebectomy, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and laser technology. These treatments are highly successful and cost-effective, with success rates greater than 95%. Most patients feel very little or no pain and can return to their normal activities very quickly. VenaSeal treatment is another option for sealing or closing varicose veins in the lower legs, as well as in the pelvic, vulva and vaginal area.
Both VenaSeal and laser ablation are effective treatments for varicose veins, but each is better suited for certain stages of varicose vein treatment. If you're considering treatment for your varicose veins, it's always best to contact a vein specialist to determine if this is the right treatment for you. At Midwest Vein Care, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care and results.