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Let Us Banish Your Unsightly Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged, dilated, and overfilled with blood. They usually look like bluish-purple bulges just underneath your skin, and they can be painful and itchy. Varicose veins are typically easy to spot and commonly develop on your legs.

While varicose veins don’t pose any threat to your health, they can be irritating and unsightly. So, if you’re looking for a way to banish varicose veins, you may want to consider some medical treatment options. 

One of those treatment options is endovenous ablation (radiofrequency ablation), and our team, led by Hector Fabregas, MD, offers this cutting edge technique for eliminating varicose veins at Healthstone Primary in Weston, Pembroke Pines, and Davie, Florida. 

In this month’s blog, we explore more about what causes varicose veins and how endovenous thermal ablation can help. 

Understanding varicose veins

Varicose veins develop when your veins stop functioning properly. Your veins have a one-way valve that keeps blood from flowing backwards. If that valve becomes faulty in any way, blood begins to pool and build up instead of continuing on to your heart, enlarging the vein. 

Even though varicose veins aren’t dangerous to your health, they can cause unpleasant symptoms such as tired muscles, itching, pain, swelling, and skin discoloration.

Some common causes of varicose veins include:

In addition, being overweight can put undue stress on your blood vessels, which can lead to varicose veins. 

How endovenous thermal ablation can help

In the past, the only way to eliminate bothersome varicose veins was to perform surgery to remove the vaulty veins. However, in recent years, more options — like endovenous thermal ablation — have become available. 

During this image-guided, minimally invasive treatment, energy from radiofrequency waves is used to burn, or cauterize, varicose veins. Once the faulty veins are closed up and no longer usable, blood starts flowing through veins that aren’t damaged. Eventually, the damaged varicose veins start to fade. 

This varicose vein elimination method is much preferred over surgery since it’s minimally invasive, leaves fewer scars, doesn’t cause severe pain, has a shorter recovery time, and offers results that are practically identical to the ones you’d get through varicose vein removal surgery. 

The bottom line

If you’re looking for a way to banish irritating and unsightly varicose veins, endovenous thermal ablation is a welcome alternative to incredibly invasive and painful surgery. 

To learn more about how to eliminate your varicose veins, schedule an appointment with our team by calling your nearest office location or booking online today.

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