Endovenous Laser Ablation – Varicose Vein Treatment in Illinois
Most people think that Endovenous Laser Ablation or varicose veins are strictly a cosmetic problem. However, in addition to the discoloration that this condition can cause, many women and men also experience pain and stiffness in their legs, especially after they’ve been standing and sitting for a while.
It’s estimated that about 45 percent of men and 50 percent of women in America have suffered from this condition. Luckily, the good news is there are effective varicose vein treatment options available―including endovenous laser ablation.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Your circulatory system relies on both arteries and veins to effectively pump blood through your body. Arteries carry the blood away from the heart, while veins send it back with the help of valves.
Because your legs are located at the lower part of your body, the veins here have to work against gravity to push blood back up to your heart. When the valves fail to do their job, blood collects in these veins, causing them to swell; resulting in varicose veins.
Who Is at Risk of Developing Varicose Veins?
Women are at greater risk of developing this condition because of the natural hormones in their bodies. There following risk factors may increase a person’s chance of developing varicose veins:
If your job involves mostly sitting or standing, you may also be more likely to develop this problem than someone who is extremely active. The reason is that it stems from an issue with blood flow, meaning lack of movement can cause varicose veins to appear.
Endovenous Laser Ablation Procedure
Endovenous Laser Ablation, EVLA uses a laser catheter to close varicose veins using heat and light.
After using local anesthesia, the catheter is inserted into the leg vein to close off the bad veins, which then redirects blood to healthy veins. Laser vein removal only takes about 45 minutes and is an outpatient procedure.
There is no need to use general anesthesia because local anesthesia is enough to ensure the patient doesn’t experience unnecessary discomfort during the venous ablation procedure.
The entire varicose vein treatment takes place inside the clinic.
Dr. Rimas Gilvydis has performed more than 20,000 successful vein procedures. He uses his experience, certified team of vein specialists and leading-edge technology to create positive results for his patients. The efficient vein ablation process will help you get a leg up on life!
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How Can Vein Ablation Help?
When varicose veins become severe enough to induce pain or significantly decrease the patient’s quality of life, surgical intervention is the solution.
Laser Vein Removal Recovery
Laser ablation for varicose veins is less invasive than other surgical options. Because endovenous laser treatment is an outpatient procedure, meaning a “same-day” surgery, you can recover faster and get back to your normal routine.
With laser vein removal, you may see results right after treatment for smaller veins and red spots treatment, and after two to six weeks for larger veins.
You may also experience changes in skin pigmentation, either darkening or lightening of the skin, which should fade within one to three months.
Laser Vein Treatment at the Gilvydis Vein Clinic
At the Gilvydis Vein Clinic, Dr. Gilvydis understands that varicose veins can do more than discolor your skin. It’s a painful problem for many women and men, who deserve sympathy and support, especially from the medical professionals who treat it. At our vein clinic, you receive the personalized care that you need.
If you’re interested in learning more about laser vein treatment for vein issues, schedule a free screening so our vein specialists can determine the cause of your leg vein issues.
Dr. Gilvydis has years of clinical experience with extensive research on the most effective and least disruptive way to treat varicose veins. To set up your laser ablation procedure in Sycamore, Naperville, Rockford, and Geneva, contact us to schedule an appointment, or click below to request your free vein screening.
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