You are concerned about your health and appearance. So, when you started to get ropey varicose veins, you began to be concerned with how they made your legs look. It was disappointing because you like showing your legs off when you are out and about in Cincinnati. But, now you do everything you can to cover them up so that no one can tell that you have a problem. This is not like you, and you want to be free to show off your legs again. Fortunately, there is a minimally invasive treatment that may prove to be suited for your particular case. This treatment is called radiofrequency ablation, and it could dramatically change your situation for the better.
How It Works
When you have bulging varicose veins you want gone, then radiofrequency ablation is perhaps one of the easiest ways to solve this particular problem. Since it is possible to use radiofrequency energy to generate heat, this heat is used to target the varicose veins needing to be addressed. This process scars and damages the vein, effectively closing it off from the rest of the cardiovascular system. The patient experiences a mild sensation of warmth that is not considered unpleasant, but generally tolerable to most patients. The procedure lasts around 45 minutes. So, it is both quick and effective as a treatment option for Cincinnati residents, like yourself, who are always on the go.
Where Does the Blood Go?
When closing off a vein with radiofrequency ablation, you may begin to wonder where the blood goes. With a pathway for blood flow back to the heart cut off, the blood must take a different course and root around this now blocked pathway. Fortunately, the veins in your body do not compose a single pathway back to the heart; otherwise, this treatment would create a huge problem for you. Rather, your body is designed in such a way where blood has multiple pathways back to the heart through the vascular system.
When the Treatment Is Over
After you receive a radiofrequency ablation treatment, you will need to take a few days to recover from the experience. This means no strenuous activities for about five to seven days on average. While you are recovering, something else will be occurring in your body. The vein that was closed off by radiofrequency ablation will begin the process of being broken down and reabsorbed by your body. Your body is an efficient machine that is capable of handling this process. This activity continues until the vein has completely faded away. The timeframe for this process takes around 10 to 14 days. However, the final outcome of the treatment may take a few months to make itself apparent: helping you to regain those nice legs you enjoy sporting around Cincinnati.
As procedures go, radiofrequency ablation has relatively benign side effects to report. The side effects you will undoubtedly experience are some tenderness, bruising, swelling and general discomfort in the region where the treatment occurred. But, this is to be expected, and the symptoms should go away on their own in around 10 to 14 days.
If you’re struggling with varicose veins, radiofrequency ablation may be the right treatment for you. Contact Rejuveination, located in Cincinnati, to learn more about this treatment!