Factors like an inactive lifestyle or multiple pregnancies may raise your chance of developing varicose veins. These enlarged veins (typically leg veins) can be noticeable, and may even become uncomfortable.
Patients looking for a minimally invasive protocol or an alternative to vein stripping may want to consider the Venefit™ and the VenaCure EVLT procedures. Both treatments use minimally invasive energy to close varicose veins and redirect blood to healthier veins.
When blood flow does not pass through your veins as it should, blood pressure may rise, resulting in large, twisted, and discolored veins. Varicose veins form due to weak or injured vein walls or valves.
Dr. Smalling uses two devices to treat varicose veins - the Venefit™ and the VenaCure EVLT System. The devices utilize energy to affect the veins directly – specifically, radiofrequency endovenous ablation and endovenous laser treatment respectfully.
Dr. Smalling will help you determine which protocol is ideal for you.
The Venefit™ is used to close leg varicose veins. This minimally invasive protocol uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat and contract collagen in the vein walls. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes and causes little to no scarring. Results are typically seen within one to two weeks after the procedure.
The VenaCure EVLT system uses laser light to seal shut varicose, superficial veins. A cut is made in the skin, and the laser light is emitted from a thin fiber inserted into the incision. The procedure has shown up to 98 percent success rate and is performed in an outpatient setting. Patients can resume their normal activities almost immediately after the procedure.