Compression stockings, weight loss, and keeping your feet elevated at the end of a long day may help alleviate your varicose vein symptoms. But unfortunately, at-home care won’t get rid of these enlarged, gnarled veins. At Dr. White’s Vein Center and Morgantown SculpSure & Clear Ink, PLLC in Morgantown, West Virginia, vein specialist Carol White, MD, and the team provide treatments and permanent solution to your varicose veins.
Radiofrequency vein ablation, also called thermal vein closure, is a minimally invasive in-office treatment Dr. White offers to eliminate unhealthy veins. She uses The ClosureFast™ procedure to perform radiofrequency vein ablation.
The ClosureFast system uses radiofrequency energy to heat and close the diseased vein. Your body then reroutes the blood flow through a healthy vein, improving your skin's appearance, and relieving your symptoms.
When you visit Dr. White with concerns about your varicose veins, she conducts a thorough evaluation to assess your condition's severity and determine the best treatment.
Though some people think varicose veins are a cosmetic concern, they can lead to venous insufficiency. With venous insufficiency, the walls and valves in your vein are weak or damaged and can't push blood back to your heart and lungs.
This condition causes blood to pool and collect in the veins. Venous insufficiency may lead to several symptoms, such as:
With radiofrequency vein ablation, Dr. White destroys your dysfunctional vein, which may prevent more severe circulation issues.
Dr. White also uses the VenaSeal™ system for the treatment of varicose veins. During this treatment, she injects a unique surgical adhesive in your unhealthy vein that closes it and alleviates symptoms.
Dr. White performs radiofrequency vein ablation in her office. To ease discomfort, she first administers a local anesthetic along your leg at the site of your diseased vein.
Using ultrasound-guided imaging, she inserts the ClosureFast catheter into your vein, where it releases heat, which causes the vein walls to collapse and close.
With radiofrequency vein ablation, you can expect less pain and bruising than laser treatment, along with a faster recovery. You'll need to use compression stockings for no longer than a week.
More than 2 million people in over 100 countries have found relief from their diseased veins with the ClosureFast procedure. To schedule your consultation, contact the office of Dr. Carol White by phone or through the online booking request tool today.