<p style="text-align: justify;">This depends on the type of surgery needed. Most patients report feeling little, if any, pain during Radiofrequency ablation with almost no pain in the case of the Venaseal procedure.</p>

<p style="text-align: justify;">Patients treated with radio-frequency ablation(RFA) or laser treatment may resume normal activities more quickly than patients who undergo conventional treatment. With the RFA procedure, the average patient typically returns to normal activities within few days. Patients treated with Venaseal procedure(Bio-glue) may return to their normal activities soon after surgery with no need for compression stockings.</p>

Most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks following their procedure. This may vary based on the type of treatment.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Most patients report limited to no scarring, bruising, or swelling following the majority of the procedure done at our clinic.</p>

<p style="text-align: justify;">This depends on the extent of the varicose veins and type of surgery but on average most procedures are performed in less than 45 minutes.</p>

<p style="text-align: justify;">  Micro-sclerotherapy is a popular method of eliminating superficial telangiectasia, also commonly known as thread veins (TV) The thread veins are treated by injecting a solution called a sclerosing agent into the veins. Microsclerotherapy has been safely and effectively performed since 1920’s.</p>

<p style="text-align: justify;">Healthy veins contain one-way valves that open and close to assist blood is returning to the heart. Any condition that results in the malfunction of these valves will result in a reflux of the blood away from the heart toward the legs. This in turn puts pressure on smaller veins and ultimately results in the formation of varicose veins.</p>

<p style="text-align: justify;">In a vast majority of cases, patients with varicose veins are usually symptoms free and the main complaint often relates to how unaesthetic the condition is. Dependent on the degree of incompetence and the specific type of varicose veins the patient is suffering from symptoms may include: aching, pain, itchiness, swollen and heavy limbs especially post strenuous activities. If this condition remains untreated it can result in a brownish pigmentation of the skin, dryness and thinning of the skin, phlebitis and eventually ulceration.</p>

<p style="text-align: justify;">What can be seen on the surface of the skin is only the tip of the iceberg in essence; the real problem usually lies deeper within the skin in bigger veins. The modern treatment of varicosities is based on a good understanding of the direction of blood flow in these veins. The use of Ultrasound scanning of the limbs can show the actual flow and any abnormalities present in the vein, which aids the specialist in diagnosis and proper treatment of the patient.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">A majority of cases involve the sealing of the culprit's vein via radiofrequency ablation or laser treatment. These procedures are minimally invasive and are done under local anaesthetic. These could be combined with Sclerotherapy (injection of chemicals into the vein which makes it disappear) or multiple avulsion: the removal of the vein via tiny incisions.</p>
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