Do You Need Laser Therapy for Vein Treatment?

A laser is an extremely focused ray of light. Some doctors prefer using lasers to treat varicose veins. With the heat of the laser, doctors are able to damage a vein, and due to which, they form scar tissue. Thus, later this scar tissue closes the vein. As a result, that particular vein dies because of the zero flow of blood. The damaged vein completely disappears after almost two years.

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Some veins are not prominent, and it would not be necessary to remove them. However, varicose veins are quite visible; they are like a rope of veins that don’t have the ability to circulate blood. Due to this, these veins start accumulating blood, and there are chances of its color turning blue or red. These veins become prominent at the surface of the skin.

Varicose veins can cause itchiness, swelling, throbbing, and you might also feel heaviness and fatigue in your legs. varicose veins tend to show up in mostly females mostly, pregnant woman, and those suffering with obesity. People with a history of varicose veins in their family are at higher risk than others. The most severe cases can also be related to skin ulcerations. We are in an era where scientist and experts have made their contribution to solving many issues regarding this, due to which, your varicose veins are easy to remove. Below are the laser treatments for veins.

Simple Laser Laser Therapy for Vein Treatment

Doctors perform simple laser vein treatment on the upper surface of your skin. Simple laser treatment can remove spider veins and small varicose veins, which are right under the skin’s surface. In some scenarios, you might need more than one laser treatment session. It would be better if you give it a gap of six to twelve weeks between laser treatments.

Doctors mostly give these time gaps because your skin needs to rest after every laser treatment. There are also severe cases of varicose veins and patients with poor circulation of blood. So, they should look into other treatments like endovenous laser, sclerotherapy, and radiofrequency.

Endovenous Laser Treatment

To treat large and severe varicose veins in the legs, you might prefer endovenous laser treatment. With laser treatment, doctors pass a laser fiber through a catheter (tiny tube) inside the vein. With the help of laser fiber, doctors can monitor damaged veins on a duplex ultrasound screen. However, endovenous laser treatment is less painful than vein stripping. Also, the recovery period of endovenous laser treatment is shorter.

During endovenous laser treatment, all you need is a light sedative and local anesthesia, but for others, doctors put patients on sleep with general anesthesia.


What to Expect After Laser Therapy for Vein Treatment

There are treatments with typical short methods by others that require complete bed rest for some weeks. But after simple laser treatment for your veins, you will be able to walk normally and continue with your routine. As it is mentioned above, doctors will insert a small thin tube inside your vein to clear the path and monitor the whole procedure.

They apply the laser inside the damaged or weak vein to seal and close them. After closing those veins, other healthy veins take over to ensure normal flow blood in your leg.

Laser Therapy for Vein Treatment: Vein Center NYCA laser is also used in less-invasive techniques to close uncomfortable and bulging varicose veins. Such techniques work as a standard surgery to eliminate the damage and unhealthy vessel. However, according to experts, none of these surgeries are a permanent solution for varicose veins; we still need advanced study and technology for a permanent cure.

There is still a chance that varicose veins may grow back even after laser treatments. Sometimes, laser treatments also fail to close the vein completely due to which accumulation of blood returns gradually. As a patient, you should carefully consider all the risks and benefits. Also, discuss them with your consultant or doctor before concluding anything regarding your treatment and its strategy.

Simple  endovenous laser treatment is quite patient-friendly because doctors prepare it on an outpatient basis. They cover the incision with a Band-Aid, and the pain during the procedure is so mild that you can handle it with over-the-counter pain relievers.

How Well Does Laser Therapy Works

Scientists and doctors have made a huge contribution in the past 20 years to make  endovenous laser treatments effective and safe. Due to their efforts, endovenous laser treatment can close damage veins about 94 out of 100 times.

If endovenous laser treatment fails to close your damaged vein, you can have a second treatment because it would not require much of your time. You can choose other laser treatments like sclerotherapy, or radiofrequency treatment.

In some cases, doctors recommend vein surgery. For the best possibility of success, make sure your doctor has an endovenous laser treatment experience.

Potential Side Effects of Laser Therapy

Following are a few potential side effects of laser therapy for vein treatments:

  • A high amount of heat in the laser can burn your skin.
  • A possibility your skin may change its color.
  • You might feel pain, burn, or prickling after recovery because of nerve damage.
  • A small or large clot of blood might form in the vein or a deep vein.

If you face any of the above signs after surgery, we advise you to consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Call Dr. Navarro At The Vein Treatment Center Today

Call vascular expert Dr. Luis Navarro and schedule a laser therapy appointment at the #1 vein center in New York.

The Vein Treatment Center
Luis Navarro MD FACS

327 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065


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