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Laser Vein Ablation
Had vein laser ablation Tues.Upper rt. inner thigh is bruised /red and throbs -tender some. Is this normal? Should I ice or heat it. Thanks Dr.
Post laser ablation.: What your are experiencing is normal post laser ablation. The laser heats the vein or the tissue around the vein causing the vein to coagulate. This results in redness and bruising of the overlying skin. This takes about 5 to 7 days to occur and this is why you see bruising and feel the discomfort at this time. Wet warm compresses to the area and ibuprofen will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can a patient be treated that has painful nerve damage as a reult of varicose vein laser ablation from knee to ankle?
Nerve damage: Nerve damage is a difficulty problem, no matter how it occurred. EVLT of the saphenous vein does have a small risk of "heating" a adjacent nerve & leading to nerve damage which can cause chronic pain. If often improves with time & can also leave some numbness of the adjacent skin. Recommend exercise to stimutate blood flow & neuropathy med such as neurontin if the pain is severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varicose Veins: Had laser ablation but there is pain and some swelling after 5 weeks. Ultrasound is negative. Is it because I am a slow healer?
Laser Vein Ablation: Since laser vein ablation actually closes a defective vein beneath the surface, it can lead to a fair amount of soreness, inflammation, & tenderness that can take several weeks to even a few months to completely resolve as teh body heals. It may be normal. The other possibility is superficial thrombophlebitis of some of the varicose branches that grew from the treated vein. Use stockings longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser vein treatment: A laser is passed via a needle stick near your knee to near your groin, inside your saphenous vein. Then the laser energy is turned on and the laser is slowly removed. As it pulls back the energy destroys the saphenous vein. You end up with a band aid where the needle stick was. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is minor discomfort from the initial puncture and during the course of getting the vein anesthetized. There should be no pain at all when the laser is running. People have varying amounts of bruising and discomfort after the procedure. This is almost never enough to interrupt regular activities. Laser ablation is much easier (both during the procedure and recovery) than surgical procedures s. ...Read more
Vein Specialist: Although many physicians can perform sclerotherapy and endovenous laser ablation, a vein specialist who is certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine is considered an expert in the field. Physicians who have passed this exam are recognized as Diplomates in the field of Phlebology (Vein Treatment). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Endogenous laser ablation therapy/radio frequency how risky is it and how effected is because I am a cumadin patient, this for my legs.
No problem: We use laser ablation. The risk is minute. Coumadin is no problem. I have done hundreds of cases with the patients on Coumadin with no negative events. Make sure you see a vein specialist who does a significant number of cases per year. We do over 1200 per year for example. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair destruction: The laser targets the melanin (pigment) contained in the hair bulb resulting in permanent hair reduction but there is no such thing as 100% permanent hair removal. At best you can achieve about 80% hair reduction after undergoing a series of treatments. You can maintain relatively hair free periods for certain lengths of time. The remaining hairs grow back slower, are finer, fewer in number. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can't do laser radio ablation for a saphena of 1.2 CM becasue it is too big.I've done angiotc no malformation.Is the only resort I have saphenectomy?
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