Endovenous ablation is a purely cosmetic procedure that will make your varicose veins look less discolored and generally better. There are several benefits to undergoing the procedure including:
1. Pain Relief
Many people with varicose veins regularly experience pain in the area. It is usually a stinging pain which most people address using pain medication. One of the benefits of endovascular ablation is that it substantially reduces the amount of pain you feel when you have varicose veins. You no longer have to take medication to address the pain you feel stemming from the varicose veins.
Given the highly addictive nature of opiate pain medication, vascular ablation is a better long-term solution.
2. Minimally Invasive Procedure
An endovenous ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that only requires a minuscule incision. The incision is made so that the vascular surgeon can insert a catheter which is used to perform the treatment. By being minimally invasive, it means that there is less chance of complications from the procedure. You get no internal damage or fall victim to medical malpractice as is the case with other procedures.
There is also less chance of the incision becoming infected after the surgery. Moreover, you fix your varicose veins with minimal scarring to your skin.
3. Short Procedure
Some medical surgical procedures take up to 36 hours to complete. However, an endovenous ablation only takes an hour to complete or one and a half hours at the most. Such a short procedure means that you barely have to take time out of your day to undergo the procedure. You also don’t have to lie on the surgical table for too long. Therefore, an endovascular ablation is an incredibly convenient procedure that will barely affect your daily routine.
4. Quick Recovery Time
The fact that an endovenous ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that only takes an hour to complete also means that recovery is swift. In fact, you can walk out of the operating room by yourself after an endovascular ablation if you are strong enough.
You will be able to perform light exercises in a day or two. After a week, you should be able to return to your heavy lifting workout routine. Moreover, there is very little discomfort during recovery from an endovascular ablation. After two weeks of wearing compression socks, you should feel right as rain.
5. High Success Rate
The success rate of any medical procedure is very important especially considering the risk. A great benefit of endovascular ablation is that it has a very high success rate. Research varies on the exact success rate of the procedure but it is over 80%. Therefore, if you are evaluating solutions to your varicose veins problem, you can get no more effective than vascular ablation. Many doctors will conduct the procedure again if it does not work the first time.