If you suffer from painful varicose veins in your legs, endovenous laser ablation can provide welcome relief. Endovenous laser ablation uses laser energy to treat affected veins in conjunction with an anesthetic solution that causes the vein to close.
For efficient, effective, and comfortable treatment, Arkansas Vein Clinic and Skin Care uses the Pro-V™ laser, which offers numerous benefits, including no downtime or scarring. Performed in our office with local anesthetic, endovenous laser ablation in Northwest Arkansas is minimally invasive and provides high success rates.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is endovenous laser ablation performed?
While monitoring your vein on an ultrasound machine, Dr. Norma Basinger Smith passes a laser fiber into your vein through a thin tube, called a catheter. The laser fiber heats the water in the blood, resulting in the destruction of the vein wall.
What can I expect after treatment?
Endovenous laser ablation offers a shorter recovery time than vein ligation or stripping. For your best results, you should wear gradient compression stockings for two weeks or more after treatment. You will also need a follow-up appointment to make sure that the treated vein is closed.
How do I know if endovenous laser ablation is the right treatment for me?
Schedule a consultation with us by calling 479.484.7100.