Varicose veins affect up to 35 percent of Americans, and those with a family history of the condition are more likely to suffer from varicose veins, reports the Society for Vascular Surgery. While surgical removal of varicose veins is available, it can lead to scarring and extensive recovery periods. However, a newer, more effective treatment, known as Venefit™, offers significant advantages over other treatment options.
Venefit™ Has a Lower Risk of Injury to Surrounding Tissues.
The procedure uses radio frequency (RF) energy to heat collagen in veins, resulting in their shrinkage. Unlike laser ablation, the amount of heat produced is restricted to a smaller treatment area, reducing the risk of damage to nearby tissues and gently causing the vein to collapse, asserts Medscape. In addition, RF energy puts out less heat, eliminating the development of a steam bubble in the vein, which further reduces risk of complications.
The Procedure Takes Less Time to Complete Than Other Treatment Options.
During this procedure, the physician administers a local anesthetic and saline in the affected leg. Afterward, a catheter is inserted to administer the RF energy. As a result, the procedure takes less time to complete than surgical treatment options.
A Faster Recovery Time Defines the Procedure.
Traditional treatments for varicose veins may lead to hospitalization and an extensive recovery period. Although individuals undergoing this treatment may need to avoid standing for prolonged periods or strenuous activities for a few weeks after the procedure, they rarely experience side effects, such as mild pain or bruising. However, any development of pain or bruising typically resolves within two weeks.
Get the Vein Treatment You Need Without the Hassle of Surgery Today.
The Venefit™ procedure is a safer, ideal treatment option for all ages and genders. Of course, each person is different, so a thorough venous insufficiency evaluation is necessary to determine your candidacy for the procedure. Dr. Ken Stevens at Premier Heart and Vein Care can help you find out more about the causes of your varicose veins, conduct your evaluation and determine which vein treatment option is best for you. To get started on the path to less pain and discomfort from varicose veins, request your appointment online, or call 1 (805) 979-4777 today.