Vein removal uses radiofrequency (RF) ablation (heat is used to damage the tissue which makes scar tissue and that closes the vein off) which is a minimal invasive treatment.
Radiofrequency energy is used to heat up and damage the walls of the veins. RF energy goes through a thin tube (hair fine needle like object) which gets inserted into a small incision in the vein. Local anesthetics are used to numb the area.
A very fine (hair-like), needle delivers a microburst of energy to the small vein. The resulting heat causes the vein to collapse and disappear.
The Procedure is usually quick with minimal discomfort and irritation; patients will typically only need one session per area to see immediate results.
The top layers of the Epidermal skin are not affected, but patients sometimes experience slight redness after the procedure. In most cases the redness disappears in a few hours.
The treatment can be sensitive as it is a heat treatment. The client should not feel anything as we do numb the area.
The treatment time depends on the work that has to be done. Bigger areas will need more treatments than smaller areas.
Most clients can immediately resume to their daily tasks. You therapist will advise you to do some walking exercises but nothing strenuous.
Clients who struggle with thrombosis, infections, phlebitis, paresthesia, vessel perforation, pulmonary embolism and hematoma should consult with their doctor before considering the treatment.
he client might experience some bruising and the area will be slightly red. These effects subside within a few days. Recovery time and side effects are minimal.
The therapist analyzes the area and then gives the client the prescribed treatments that would be needed as every client is different. For big areas with elevated veins, one treatment would be enough. The fine spider veins are a bit more stubborn and more treatments would be required. On average clients need about 3 -5 sessions which are scheduled every 4 – 6 weeks. Appointments are scheduled far apart to ensure the best results and to make sure that the skin has properly healed from the previous treatment.
Depending on the area and the time spent. For an hour session it cost R750.00