Damaged veins affect over 40% of women and 20% of men over the age of 50. The body is loaded with veins and arteries that carry blood to and from the heart. When your veins are injured, the valves don’t function correctly, allowing blood to flow backward and pool in your legs.
Damaged veins can cause swelling and discomfort. They can negatively influence your quality of life and put you at a higher risk of developing serious blood clots and cellulitis.
Many factors contribute to damaged and weakened veins, such as:
- Age-related changes in the vein walls (that gradually thicken with age)
- Genetic predisposition for weaker veins
- Dramatic weight loss or gain (usually due to eating disorders)
- Prolonged periods of immobility
How to Strengthen Veins and Arteries
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Endovenous Laser Ablation
The endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) method is a minimally invasive ultrasound technique for treating varicose veins. It uses laser radiation to close the damaged vein, redirecting blood into healthy veins.
This treatment for varicose veins is typically done on an outpatient basis and takes between one and two hours. You may continue most of your normal activities the following day. There is no need for an incision or stitches, and you can return to work in a few days with minimal downtime.
Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation
Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation (RF) is a minimally invasive therapy for vein problems that employs heat. To seal off a troublesome vein, radiofrequency radiation is used to heat up and destroy the interior wall of the vein.
Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation (RF) is a viable option for individuals who either refuse surgery or face a high risk of surgical resection.
You should walk soon after RF and resume normal activities the next day after this vein care method.
Make the Pain Go Away
The problem with damaged veins is that you don’t always know when they are there. If you have leg pain, varicose, or spider veins, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with the Center For Advanced Vein Care.
We offer a variety of treatments for your vein problems. Our treatments are minimally invasive procedures, which can help improve your vein health and make them less visible in weeks.
If you’d like more information about how our vein doctors can help your vein health or want to make an appointment, contact us today!