When it comes to vein disease treatments, technology has only continued to improve, allowing safer and more reliable procedures to become available. Vein stripping used to be the recommended treatment option for varicose veins. However, now that options have expanded, endovenous laser treatment has become the trendsetter for those in need of treatment. Here is how endovenous laser treatment is stacked up against vein stripping:
Vein stripping is a vein treatment that has been in use for decades with little changing. Large incisions are made across the treatment area so the veins can be physically removed. Nowadays this procedure is rarely used, and with good reason. Endovenous laser treatment is now the go-to treatment of choice. This treatment allows technicians to find the faulty vein and close it off with laser technology. Ultrasound is used to find the correct vein, making sure our technicians can close it off for good. They use a tiny laser fiber that is delivers energy to the inside of the vein, causing it to collapse. Local anesthesia is used to ensure patients remain comfortable throughout the entire procedure.
With how invasive vein stripping is, it is no surprise that patients require several weeks and even months to fully recovery. We do not have the luxury of waiting around that long in this day and age. Endovenous laser treatment uses minimally invasive techniques so you will not need a significant recovery time. In fact, most of our patients are back to their usual everyday routines in no time.
By choosing endovenous laser treatment, you are choosing long-lasting results without the need for large surgical incisions. We recommend our patients to wear compression stockings after the procedure for maximize the results. While studies have shown that vein stripping provides the lowest chance of the ablated vein returning, it does so with significant risks. Endovenous laser treatment continues to be the choice treatment option for treating venous insufficiency.
When you are looking for the best treatment center for venous insufficiency, look no further than the Laser Lipo & Vein Center. Dr. Wright and his team of cosmetic technicians have years of experience in delivering incredible results with this technologically advanced procedure. Call today for your free consultation and see if endovenous laser treatment is right for you.