Vein Problems And Vein Treatments

Posted by michellumb55 on November 9th, 2019

Varicose and Spider veins are usually overlooked painful medical conditions that affect millions of women and men.  The Varicose veins condition is created by an abnormal blood flow caused by weak blood vessel walls. Genetics is the main cause of varicose and spider veins; however, any condition or activity that puts pressure on the veins such as weight gain, sitting or standing for prolonged periods or pregnancy can contribute to their development.

 Laser Varicose Vein Surgery Treatment

Laser Vein treatments also known as EvLT treatments, usually administered using Endovenous Laser Treatment (EvLT) technology in treatment.  Most health insurance plans have a cover for EvLT treatment. The vein treatment NYC enables women and men of all ages to eliminate; aching, throbbing, unsightly veins without using conventional leg vein surgery like varicose vein stripping. The treatment is faster and easy without a lengthy recovery period. There is a higher satisfaction level for Patient using EvLT treatments.

A treatment that can be performed on an outpatient basis using local anaesthesia, has the following advantages:

  • Excellent aesthetic results
  • Short procedure time
  • Little downtime
  • Minimal discomfort

What kind of Veins can be treated with EvLT laser treatments?

This treatment is suitable for the Greater Saphenous vein. When this major superficial vein of the leg becomes incompetent, it results in the development of most varicose veins. EvLT is a more effective alternative than the traditional surgical stripping of the Greater Saphenous vein.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Will all my veins be gone?

Majority of moderate or severe varicose veins are mainly caused by venous reflux of the saphenous veins.  There are two saphenous veins in each leg; one is large while the other is smaller. Venous reflux refers to the process of blood flowing backwards towards your feet instead of your heart as expected.  This will make the blood to pool in your lower extremities, thereby raising the pressure that makes the vein to bulge out and distend.  The Venous reflux medical condition can result in; pain, swelling and open ulcers in the legs, as well as tired and "heavy" feeling legs. Sclerotherapy can be used to correct smaller varicose veins for cosmetic enhancement purposes. 

Who is a candidate for Laser Vein Treatments?

The medical vein specialist NYC will provide a completely noninvasive mapping ultrasound procedure in an office. The ultrasound will reveal the effected Saphenous veins and give a ''map' for the physician for the treatment day. 

What is the treatment like?

A local anesthetic is applied to the length of the vein to make the treatment virtually painless. Using ultrasound technology, a thin laser fibre will be threaded through a very small entry point. After insertion, targeted laser energy will be released inside the Saphenous vein wall and close the vein so as to re-route the blood. It only takes 1-3 hours or under 1 hour in an outpatient setting. 

Does Insurance cover EvLT?

Most health insurance plans cover the cost of the ultrasound mapping appointment and a large percentage of the cost of the Endovenous laser treatments needed 

What happens after treatment?

You will resume normalcy, with walking encouraged for the next 3 - 4 days. After treatment, the blood will not flow through the enlarged veins and thereby eliminating pooling of venous blood.

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