How Long Does It Take to Recover From Laser Vein Surgery?
Laser Vein Surgery
The word surgery can be a very scary thing, especially if that surgery comes with a lot of post-procedure downtime that keeps you from doing the things you are used to doing on a daily basis. It could prevent you from going back to work right away, which has a trickling effect on other aspects of your life. It could keep you from engaging in fun activities you enjoy doing, spending time with family and friends, and may also have an effect on your sleep, energy levels, and overall mood.
For most laser vein surgical procedures, the recovery time can be at least 1-2 weeks before going back to activities that include any kind of jumping, running, heavy lifting, etc., Full recovery from laser vein surgery before going back to more strenuous activities, which could include work in some patients’ cases, varies patient-to-patient depending on how many veins were removed and which part of the body was treated.
Laser Treatments for Vein Removal
Fortunately, surgery is not the only option for vein removal. Laser vein treatments and techniques have come a long way thanks to advanced technology in vascular medicine, and now there are options to treat and remove veins without a major invasive surgery that come with long periods of recovery time. These minimally invasive treatments provide a much more comfortable experience for patients. The treatments are fast and there is no downtime, so patients can go about their business and will be able to fit in a quick session in between work, meetings, errands, and other everyday happenings.
Safe and Effective Options for Vein Treatment
At Fox Vein & Laser Experts, we offer patients the most safe and effective options for vein treatment. The least invasive, most comfortable and safe treatment is visual sclerotherapy, which involves injections of a medicated solution directly into the affected vein. The solution is injected with a very fine needle, disrupts the lining of the vessel and makes the vein walls stick together so they permanently close. Blood is then forced to flow through other healthy veins, and the treated veins eventually turn into scar tissue that is naturally absorbed and removed by the body, only to be replaced by healthy tissue.
Endovenous Laser Ablation for Vein Removal
Another incredibly effective, safe, and minimally invasive procedure offered at Fox Vein & Laser Experts is endovenous laser ablation. This treatment is reserved for larger varicose veins and has a success rate of 98-100%. In this procedure, a very thin laser fiber is inserted through the affected vein through a tiny incision that is so small, there is no need for sutures and it will not leave a visible scar. The fiber delivers small pulses of energy right through the vein that heat it up and cause it to collapse and seal shut. There is no downtime following this procedure and the whole treatment can be done in 30 minutes.
You don’t need to worry about long periods of recovery time after going through minimally invasive laser vein surgery at Fox Vein & Laser Experts. Patients can resume gentle, regular activities following treatment. A walking routine is set in place following the procedure to help with blood flow and circulation and to prevent clotting, and Dr. Fox may also recommend wearing compression stockings to help with the healing process and prevent varicose veins from returning.
Contact us at Fox Vein & Laser Experts
If a fear of intense surgery with weeks and weeks of recovery time has been your fear, our team is here to ease your mind. That is not the case! Call our office at 954-627-1045 to schedule a consultation with our team, and let us bring you relief from any pain or discomfort your varicose veins are causing.