Serving the Newnan and Fayetteville, GA Areas With Radiofrequency Ablation
Vein Specialists of Georgia offers services that promote the health of your veins, particularly in the legs. Our vein treatment services include foam ablation, microphlebectomy, and a minimally invasive procedure called radiofrequency ablation. Recognized as one of the best non-surgical options for treating varicose veins, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) uses heat to destroy the affected enlarged, twisted veins.
Benefits of Radiofrequency Ablation
RFA helps patients who are suffering from venous insufficiency. This condition affects the valves in your veins, usually in the legs or arms. When the valves are not functioning properly, blood pools in the veins and places pressure on the walls of the veins, leading to varicose veins, discoloration of the calves and ankles, and even venous ulcers. It's a very common condition that affects 40 percent of the population and is more common in women, according to the Society for Vascular Surgery. RFA can help alleviate this pressure and provide you with relief by directing radiofrequency waves to collapse the malfunctioning vein and then redirecting the blood to your healthy veins. Over time, your body will absorb the collapsed vein. Some of the additional benefits of RFA include the following:
- Short Procedure: From start to finish, the procedure takes about three hours. This includes a patient assessment before the procedure and post-procedure monitoring.
- Safe for Most Patients: Since this outpatient procedure is non-surgical, there are no associated surgery-related risks.
- Minimal Pain: Local anesthesia is used to minimize any pain during the procedure. Afterward, most patients report only minimal discomfort.
- Almost No Bruising: The non-invasive nature of radiofrequency ablation means that any post-procedure bruising or swelling that's present is mild and usually disappears within 14 days.
This therapy can help lead to smoother, healthier skin and the removal of painful, and in some cases debilitating, varicose veins.
Following the procedure, you'll experience very little downtime. You'll probably be able to return to normal activities within 24 hours or so. During that first week, make sure to avoid any strenuous physical activity, especially heavy lifting, to promote proper healing.
If you have varicose veins, there's no need to suffer from this condition. Find out if you're a good candidate for radiofrequency ablation or one of our other procedures. Call Vein Specialists of Georgia today at 404-524-0095 to set up an appointment.