Also known as endovenous laser ablation or radiofrequency ablation, these treatments are performed comfortably in our clinic. They are a minimally invasive method of treatment for larger varicose veins and it is considered the gold standard treatment, which requires no hospitalisation or general anaesthetic.
Before treating your varicose veins with endovenous therapy, we start with a professional venous duplex ultrasound scan of your legs, which is considered the “gold standard” of diagnostic tools. Ultrasound helps us determine both the exact location and the cause of your varicose veins, which can help us select the best treatment modality for them.
A very thin filament is inserted into the varicose vein and it is sealed shut with the heat from radiofrequency energy or from a laser beam. Once the vein is shut, as with sclerotherapy, it is reabsorbed into the body and blood is rerouted to healthier veins in the area. You can return to your usual activities the same day and walking or another gentle exercise is encouraged. Over a period of a few weeks, the varicose vein disappears from view and you can enjoy both healthier circulation and prettier legs.