RejuVeination offers radiofrequency (RF) ablation treatments for patients suffering from chronic venous insufficiency disease. RF ablation can also be used to improve the appearance of superficial varicose veins. Do you want to learn more about how you can benefit from the radiofrequency (RF) ablation treatments offered at RejuVeination? Contact our office in Cincinnati today for further information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our highly trained staff!
What is radiofrequency (RF) ablation?
RF ablation is a minimally-invasive vascular treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to heat and damage the interior walls of the targeted veins, causing the veins to close and turn into scar tissue. The body absorbs this tissue and the body naturally reroutes the blood through the vascular system. This procedure can be performed under a local anesthetic and has little to no downtime associated with it. Most patients walk out of the clinic and are back to work the next day. You can expect this procedure to take, on average 30-45 minutes. We recommend patients wear compression stockings for at least one week following an RF ablation treatment to further aid the healing process.
Benefits of RF Ablation:
- Minimal downtime
- Safe and effective
- High patient satisfaction
- Long term relief
- Low heat used compared to laser ablation treatments
What can I expect during a treatment session?
Prior to your procedure, we will thoroughly cleanse the designated treatment area and inject a local anesthetic into the treatment area to increase patient comfort during the procedure. We will gently insert a catheter into the designated vein. The catheter will deliver the radiofrequency energy to heat the vein and cause it to collapse. You may experience a mild warming sensation during the treatment, but this sensation is typically well-tolerated.
When will I see results?
Radiofrequency ablation treatments will cause the vein to eventually dry out and fade away. This process usually takes about 10 to 14 days after a treatment session and final results of a radiofrequency ablation treatment will be visible a few months following your treatment session.
What is the recovery period like?
Most patients should be able to return to their normal activities the days after their RF ablation procedure. We recommend patients avoid strenuous exercise, heavy lifting, and/or sporting activities for at least five to seven days after their procedure. We will discuss the recovery process with you further following your radiofrequecy ablation treatment.
Are there any side effects?
You may experience some temporary side effects. Including bruising, swelling, tenderness, or discomfort in the treatment area. These side effects are mild and typically subside on their own within 10 to 14 days of your radiofrequency ablation treatment.
Am I a candidate?
Men and women who are concerned about large varicose veins in their thigh or leg areas may be candidates for this vascular treatment. During your initial consultation, we will review your general health, medical history, and goals of treatment and determine if RF ablation is the right procedure for you. Prior to your consultation, we recommend you take our free, two-minute online vein screening.
Are you interested in finding out if the radiofrequency (RF) ablation treatments offered at RejuVeination are the right choice for you? Contact our office in Cincinnati today for more information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our elite team. We look forward to assisting you!