What is Laser Ablation?

What is Laser Ablation?

Laser ablation is a state-of-the-art medical procedure, offering a minimally invasive approach to treating varicose veins. This innovative technique utilizes the precision of laser energy to specifically target and effectively close off problematic veins. Varicose veins can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including persistent leg pain, swelling, itching, and the appearance of bulging, twisted veins under the skin. These symptoms often intensify over time, negatively affecting an individual’s quality of life and limiting their comfort in daily activities.

One of the key benefits of laser ablation is its remarkable efficiency and minimal recovery period. This makes it an ideal solution for patients looking to quickly resume their daily routines. StrideCare uses state-of-the-art laser technology to ensure safe and personalized treatments. Individuals can learn more about the benefits of laser ablation and how it might be the right treatment by arranging a consultation with StrideCare’s expert team at one of over 20 convenient locations in Texas.

What to Expect During Laser Ablation

Patients can expect a straightforward and comfortable experience during a laser ablation treatment. To begin, a local anesthetic is applied to the treatment area to minimize discomfort. Following the application of the anesthetic, a thin laser fiber is inserted into the affected vein using ultrasound guidance. The laser then emits a controlled heat, effectively sealing the vein without affecting surrounding tissues. During the procedure, patients feel very little if any discomfort. The entire process usually takes less than an hour to complete and requires no hospital stay, allowing patients to return to normal activities shortly after the procedure.

After undergoing laser ablation, patients typically experience a quick and comfortable recovery. Immediately following the procedure, patients can expect to walk and move around, aiding healing. It’s normal to experience some bruising, swelling, or slight discomfort in the treated area, but these symptoms are usually mild and subside within a few days. Most patients can resume normal activities the same day, though it’s advised to avoid strenuous exercise for a short period. Compression stockings are often recommended for up to two weeks after the procedure to support healing and optimize blood flow. Follow-up visits are essential to monitor the treated vein’s closure and overall leg health. StrideCare provides detailed post-procedure care instructions and is dedicated to ensuring a smooth and successful recovery, keeping patients informed and comfortable every step of the way.

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