If you have been diagnosed with venous insufficiency, you may be very unhappy with the appearance and even the feeling in your legs. Fortunately, radiofrequency ablation exists, and it may be just what you’ve been looking for to address your venous issues in Cincinnati.
When venous valves do not open and close appropriately, blood has difficulty getting back up to your heart. This can result in blood pooling in your lower limbs, creating pain, distended veins and swelling. Without appropriate treatment, this condition could last and worsen for the rest of your life.
Initially, you may try to control the problem by wearing compression stockings. These tight stockings go up to the knee at minimum and compress the veins in the legs, helping to push the blood back up to the heart. However, this treatment is not a long-term solution, and as soon as you take the stockings off, you will discover that the discomfort, swelling and distended, ropy veins reappear. Your legs may feel tired and may ache at times, especially when you stand for long periods.
At Rejuveination in Cincinnati, you can solve this problem with radiofrequency ablation. This treatment can get rid of noticeable varicose veins that are causing you pain. This is a minimally-invasive treatment that does not require general anesthesia or a lengthy hospital stay. Instead, it can be performed in the comfort of our office in Cincinnati.
Radiofrequency ablation uses radiofrequency waves to heat up specific tissues. For venous insufficiency, we target the damaged veins that are distended and causing pain. As the vein tissues heat up, they are irreparably damaged. Over the upcoming weeks, these tissues will slowly close and form scar tissue. Blood will no longer be able to pass through these veins, eliminating the appearance of ropy veins in the legs.
In our office, this procedure is performed with a tiny catheter that we place through a tiny opening in your leg. The radiofrequency energy is sent through the catheter to target the specific problem area. The energy is carefully controlled during your treatment session.
At your initial consultation at Rejuveination in Cincinnati, we will help determine if you are a good candidate for radiofrequency ablation. If you struggle with varicose veins in your legs, be sure to learn more information about this helpful treatment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!