Laser varicose vein treatment is one of several non-invasive treatments for varicose veins. It uses laser light waves to heat the inside of the affected vein, causing it to collapse. The vein will gradually be absorbed by the body and disappear. The blood will flow through other veins. Laser varicose vein treatment is safe and leaves virtually no scars. The main benefits include:
• No large surgical incision
• Fewer complications than traditional vein stripping
• Less discomfort during healing than traditional surgery
• Relief of symptoms and the ability to return to work or other daily activities immediately after the procedure
Varicose veins are veins that have lost a large part of the ability to push the blood back to the heart. Because of this, the blood is collected in the vein, causing it to bulge and twist. It can be seen as a bluish vein just beneath the surface of the skin and can be very unsightly. Many people would like to get rid of it, but they are concerned about having major surgery. While surgery is a good treatment for some varicose veins, laser treatment is less invasive and has a faster recovery time.
During a consultation with our specialist, you will learn more about the procedure and if it is the best option for removing your varicose veins. The side effects and risks are minimal, and you will learn about that too. To determine if laser varicose vein treatment is best for you, our specialist will ask your age, treatment history, allergy history and your ability to tolerate anesthesia.
Some varicose veins may not cause any discomfort, but they are unattractive. Laser treatment can be used for cosmetic purposes to make your legs smooth again. However, laser treatment will also relieve any uncomfortable symptoms, such as:
• Swelling in the lower legs
• Aching or throbbing pain
• Itching, rash and ulcers on the lower legs
• Hyperpigmentation or skin discoloration on the ankles, feet and lower legs
• Phlebitis, which is inflammation inside the vein
If you have the aforementioned symptoms of varicose veins, you may be a good candidate for laser varicose vein treatment at Laser Health Works. While varicose veins may not be harmful by themselves, they may develop serious issues if they are not treated. We have locations in Barrie and Midland. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more about our treatment options for your varicose veins.