The “Cure” for Your Veins
Varicose veins are both embarrassing and painful for some sufferers. The good news is there is a way to “cure” those veins today, eliminating both their unsightly appearance and their uncomfortable symptoms. Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan offers VenaCure EVLT as one option for treating varicose veins with minimal discomfort and downtime involved.
The Lowdown on VenaCure
VenaCure is an innovative treatment that uses laser technology to eradicate bulging, twisting veins. The procedure delivers the laser directly into the vein using a fine fiber. The laser heats the blood inside the vessel, causing the vein walls to collapse and seal closed. The treated vein is reabsorbed by the body over time, while blood reroutes naturally to healthy veins nearby.
There are a number of advantages to choosing VenaCure over traditional surgical methods of treating varicose veins:
Treatment time is much shorter than surgery
Does not require general anesthesia
Micro-incisions to insert fiber do not require sutures or leave visible scarring
Patients are able to return home as soon as treatment is over
Most are able to return to regular activities the same day or the day after the procedure
Dr. Lev performs VenaCure right in his Manhattan office using local anesthesia. The entire procedure usually takes less than one hour to complete and the patient is comfortable throughout treatment. After the vein is treated, small dressings will be placed over the micro-incisions. Patients may also be asked to wear compression stockings for a number of days after the procedure to aid in the healing process and promote healthy blood flow to the area.
Most patients are able to return to their regular activities right away, although hot baths and strenuous exercise may be prohibited for a few days after treatment to ensure complete healing. It is also a good idea to keep the treatment area out of the sun for a few days to avoid complications from UV rays. If there is any bruising or discomfort after the procedure, it can usually be effectively managed with oral pain medication. These side effects will typically subside within a matter of days.
According to clinical studies performed on VenaCure, this procedure has shown success rates of 93-98 percent up to five years after treatment. Those success rates are quite high compared to other methods of treating veins, including surgical stripping of the vessel. In addition, the procedure boasts a high patient satisfaction rate in terms of comfort level and the amount of time required both for the procedure and recovery afterward.
Most patients will see cosmetic results shortly after their VenaCure procedure, which will continue to improve in the days following treatment. If the patient was experiencing any physical symptoms, such as heaviness, aching, cramping or swelling, relief from those symptoms may be felt as soon as the procedure is over. Patients find the results of VenaCure improve their quality of life overall, making them more confident and giving them the ability to participate in some types of activities once again.
If you are looking for a “cure” for your varicose veins, VenaCure EVLT may be the right choice for you. To learn more about this procedure, contact Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan at 212-204-6501.