In addition to being very unsightly, varicose veins can also be very painful and harmful to your long-term health. While there are several different types of safe treatment for varicose veins, endovenous ablation is becoming one of the most popular ways to remove the abnormal veins. You have two different treatment options if you choose this method to remove your varicose veins, endovenous laser and endovenous chemical treatment. While both options will provide the same results, they have several differences that will help you make your treatment decision.
Endovenous chemical ablation treatment involves pumping a chemical solution into your abnormal veins. Since endovenous chemical ablation treatment is not invasive, you will not have to be put under general anesthesia. This will let you return to your normal activities immediately after receiving the treatment.
Endovenous chemical ablation can only be used to treat small or moderate sized varicose veins. You may likely experience some mild bruising and discomfort for a short time following each treatment session. The number of treatment sessions required depends on each case, but you may need to undergo at least a few sessions to cure your varicose veins using endovenous chemical ablation.
Endovenous laser ablation treatment is done by sticking a small laser fiber directly into the abnormal veins using a needle. Once the laser is in place, quick pulses of the laser light are delivered. This light causes the varicose veins to collapse and seal shut. This process usually lasts for an hour, so you may have to undergo local anesthesia.
The biggest advantage of endovenous laser ablation is that it can treat varicose veins of any size. You do not have to worry about having a tough case because the laser will still be able to close and seal your abnormal veins. Endovenous laser ablation may fix any varicose vein problem in one treatment session, so you will not have to return to our office repeatedly to cure your problem.
Now that you know the difference between endovenous laser and chemical ablation treatment, you will be able to choose the right one for you. Contact Advanced Vein and Laser Center today to schedule a consultation and see which treatment will be effective for your needs.