Many people suffer from varicose veins. This occurs as blood from the lower calf area tries to push its way back up to the heart and lungs through problematic vessels called veins. Healthy veins have a valve system that works as a pump. If the valves fail, the nearby vessels become engorged with too much blood causing the swelling and discomfort symptoms that varicose vein sufferers feel.
Is Removing a Varicose Vein Bad for Overall Circulation & Health?
For patients who suffer from the pain and swelling of varicose veins, there is an innovative endovenous laser treatment abbreviated EVLT. The veins to be removed are superficial vessels that are already damaged. The healthier veins down deeper effectively reroute blood circulation. There are key advantages of opting for vein removal in Schaumburg.
What Is EVLT & How Does This Work?
EVLT is a minimally-invasive treatment that can usually be done in a doctor’s office setting. The surgeon will carefully thread a laser fiber through the skin and into the problematic varicose vein. The laser is calibrated to the target site, and gentle heat from the laser burns the vessel wall causing it to collapse over time. This procedure generally takes 30 minutes to an hour. A compression bandage is applied and worn for approximately one week.
Smaller Spider Veins May Be Treated with Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a chemical agent rather than using laser heat. Learn more regarding vein removal by a Schaumburg surgeon. Visit Ashpole Plastic Surgery today.