Women and men looking for an effective treatment for varicose veins that does not include surgery or scarring may want to consider endovenous laser ablation, an advanced vein therapy that is highly effective in most cases. Endovenous laser ablation is virtually pain free and can be performed in less than an hour and without hospitalization. In this minimally invasive procedure, laser energy is used to seal faulty veins, which results in a reduction or complete closure of the vein.
A trained professional administers endovenous laser ablation to patients in a doctor office setting as an outpatient procedure. Ultrasound imaging is used to map the veins of the legs, as well as to direct the insertion and placement of a laser fiber that is used to deliver the laser energy to targeted veins. Once the provider identifies the faulty veins, a local anesthetic will be administered to ensure patient comfort prior to beginning the procedure. This treatment most often is performed in under an hour and recipients can return to regular activities, except strenuous exercise, right after the procedure. Compression stockings should be worn for one week to ensure proper healing and a follow up visit will be scheduled approximately one week after the initial treatment.
Geographical location, practitioner fees and the number of veins to be treated influence the cost of receiving endovenous laser ablation. If the endovenous laser ablation procedure is considered medically necessary in order to alleviate the pain that is often associated with varicose veins, this treatment will likely be covered by medical insurance.
Contacting a vein specialist in your area is the best way to learn more about endovenous laser ablation and to determine if this is the best option for you.
About Boulder Vein Center
Boulder Vein Center is a fully-equipped facility in Boulder, Colorado that has helped many patients in the community and surrounding areas find relief from Boulder varicose veins and spider veins. Patients who are treated at this facility receive their treatment in a friendly environment using only proven equipment and materials to ensure their safety and well-being throughout the treatment process. A variety of Boulder varicose veins and spider veins treatments are available to ensure that patients have ample selection when seeking relief from these venous conditions.
Some of the Boulder varicose veins and spider veins treatments available at this facility are compression stockings, endovenous laser ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, foam sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, VNUS, venous reflux exams, and more. To learn more about these procedures and others available, patients are encouraged to speak with a trained professional on staff at this facility. All vein specialists on staff are highly trained and eager to help patients reach their goals.