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I have just had the endovenous laser ablation procedure. A lot of the leg discomfort I had before the procedure is gone. How long after treatment will I see an improvement in the ropey appearance of the varicose veins?
Generally In about a month. Phlebectomy of the remaining veins may be needed for full resolution of the veins, however.
CVD doesn't utilize laser for refluxing veins due to the pain and post operative bruising that occurs. We have thousands of procedures completed with 99% success rates (occluded veins) with VNUS ClosureFast. You should present your questions to the doctor who did your procedure.
It can takes weeks to months for the large ropey veins to improve. It depends on their size and location.
Complex question with many variables. Should ask your MD for answer to your situation.
It can take months to years to have complete resolution. However, you can have immediate resolution with an ambulatory microphlebectomy.
It may take several months for you to see an improvement. The ropey veins may need further treatment (they usually do). The options for treating them include sclerotherapy (multiple sessions) vs. microphlebectomy (single session).
If you had only endovenous laser and not microphlectomies at the same time, the chances are that the ropey veins may need additional treatments with either microphlectomies(best choice) or sclerotherapy. If there is no improvement after 3 months then you should consider one of these treatments.
Laser ablation treats the underlying cause of varicose veins, which is venous insufficiency with reflux, typically occurring in the saphenous vein. The visible, palpable varicose veins on the skin surface are most commonly branches off of this deeper vein. Their resolution will be dependent on how they are specifically handled. If nothing further is done for them, they may well decompress and slowly diminish over time, but this depends on their size and extent, and generally only occurs about 15-20% of the time. The varicose veins usually require additional treatment, which may be done by injection sclerotherapy, over a series of treatments, usually 4 weeks apart.