You don’t have to live with varicose veins.
Non-surgical treatment is available for varicose veins that is safe, virtually painless and requires little to no down time.
Varicose veins can develop through a combination of weakened vein walls and faulty valves. Under a variety of circumstances, normally toned, elastic vein walls can become weak and allow the recirculating blood that should be moving toward your heart to flow backward. One-way valves in these veins which open and enable blood to flow through on its way upward, then close to stop blood from flowing backward can also fail to function properly. This allows blood to pool and pressure to build up, which further weakens and subsequently damages the veins, causing them to become twisted, enlarged and painful.
A non-surgical laser treatment for varicose veins is a procedure provided in your physician’s office and requires only a local anesthetic. In laser treatment, a thin fiber is inserted into the damaged vein. A laser light is emitted through the fiber, delivering just the right amount of energy. The targeted tissue reacts with the light energy, causing the vein to close and seal shut. The veins that are closed off are superficial veins that handle less than five percent of your blood flow. The blood is automatically routed to other veins. The entire procedure takes about one hour.
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