How do you treat varicose veins using local anaesthetic techniques? - Skin Medical
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How do you treat varicose veins using local anaesthetic techniques?

During the RFA and ELA procedures:

  • Our vascular surgeon will use ultrasound scan to view images of your vein to guide the surgeon during the treatment.
  • Local anaesthetic is applied to the full length diseased vein.
  • Our vascular surgeon will thread either the radiofrequency or laser device through the vein in your lower leg up to your groin.
  • Intense heat will reach the vein through the devise in the vein. The heat will close off and destroy the vein. The vein will then disappear over time.
  • In both cases the vein is then broken down and dispersed by the body and alternative veins are used to pump blood to the heart.
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