Are you struggling with the effects of varicose veins in your legs, but the thought of having them removed makes you a bit nervous? If so, you should take a closer look at endovenous laser ablation. It is a method by which Ottawa area residents can have these veins safely and comfortably treated. You will be able to get back to your normal lifestyle quickly.
Varicose veins not only impact the appearance, but they can cause health issues as well. Individuals with the condition frequently experience feelings of heaviness and tiredness in the legs. These feelings can also be accompanied by itching, burning and aching, and the symptoms usually get worse as the day progresses. This is especially true for individuals who spend a significant portion of the day standing. The presence of varicose veins can also put a person at a higher than normal risk of developing blood clots. These clots can form in vessels near the surface or in the veins that are located deeper in the tissue. This is a condition known as deep vein thrombosis. These clots are more serious. They have a greater chance of breaking free and traveling to the heart or lungs.
As far as the appearance is concerned, varicose veins can resemble pieces of cord under the skin. The bulging that is present as a result is often blue, making them even more conspicuous. For many individuals in Ottawa, this causes the level of self-esteem to drop.
Endovenous laser ablation uses heat from the laser to destroy the problem veins. A probe is inserted into the targeted vessel and the energy is emitted from inside the vein. This allows for more efficient use of the energy that is used for treating the veins. The probe is moved along the length of the vessel, treating the vein as it goes. This is a procedure that can be done in the comfort of our office in Ottawa without the need for a prolonged stay. Individuals can return home and go about their normal daily activities.
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for endovenous laser ablation is to make an appointment with our vein professional at Canada Vein Clinics. Your condition can be evaluated and you can have all your questions answered. You may find that this is the solution you have been looking for when it comes to safely and comfortably treating your varicose veins. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at one of our offices in Halifax, Ottawa, Richmond Hill, Orleans, Moncton, Vaughan, Kawartha Lakes, Kanata, Dartmouth, or Toronto.