What You Need to Know about Recovery and Care After Vein Ablation

May 8, 2019

Advice From Our HARVARD VEIN Doctors  | Spider and varicose vein treatment center

Treatment for varicose veins and spider veins has improved dramatically in recent years. It is no longer necessary to undergo invasive vein stripping surgery for vein disease management. Today’s procedures can be done at your vein treatment clinic, and they are usually completed in less than an hour. Best of all, patients don’t experience any downtime after treatment. You can look forward to getting back to your regular activities shortly after the procedure, and follow up care after vein ablation is minimal.

These are the details you need to know about the causes of vein disease, how vein disease is treated, and the best way to ensure a fast and full recovery once your treatment is complete.

Care After Vein Ablation – Basic Steps:

Leave Your Dressing in Place

Before you leave the office, your vein doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself. The treated area will be covered with a medical dressing, which you should leave in place for the periods of time requested by your physician. At Vein Treatment Clinic, we recommend leaving your treatment in place for one full day. You may see a small amount of blood on the dressing, which is normal.

Take Anti-Inflammatories As Needed

After you have had a vein ablation procedure, it takes a few hours for the anesthetic to wear off. As this occurs, you might feel mildly sore or have some other minor discomfort. Over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen is usually enough to resolve this issue.

Wear Compression Stockings

Your vein specialist will recommend that you wear compression stockings for at least three days. This step is critical for care after vein ablation, because it promotes proper blood flow, keeps bruising down, and prevents the formation of blood clots.

Walk Frequently

At the Vein Treatment Clinic, we encourage patients to walk for ten minutes every hour while awake for the first 24h after the procedure. Walking helps prevent blood clots. Light jogging and most normal activities are fine. Avoid lifting any weight heavier than 30 pounds for the first week after the procedure.

Avoid Pools and Public Baths Until the Area is Healed

Showering after vein ablation is fine, but you should avoid baths, swimming pools, and similar until the treated area has fully healed. This is important for preventing infection.

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Scheduling a consultation with one of our vein treatment experts is one of the best ways to determine the proper resolution for your varicose veins. The treatments can include sclerotherapy, laser or radiofrequency ablation, a medication called Varithena, or procedures such as Venaseal, or Clarivein.

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What Causes Vein Disease and Who is at Risk?

A variety of factors can put you at risk for vein disease. For example, spending a lot of time sitting or standing makes it more likely that you will experience issues, and people who have a family history of vein disease are at greater risk. Some of the first signs that you might be developing vein disease include varicose veins, spider veins, leg cramps, and a feeling of heaviness in your legs.

All of these symptoms occur because your veins aren’t functioning properly. Veins are responsible for moving blood to your heart, so that it can be pumped to your lungs. The trip from your toes to your heart is long, and blood is traveling against the forces of gravity. A series of valves inside your veins helps things along by ensuring that blood only travels in one direction.

Issues start to occur when valves become diseased or damaged. Unhealthy valves allow blood to leak backwards, and it pools in the lower half of the body. This condition is known as Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).

As more blood collects in your legs, pressure inside your veins starts to build. This damages additional valves, as well as the vessel walls. Veins begin to swell, and sometimes they protrude against your skin. Bulging veins, also referred to as varicose veins, must be treated by a specialized vein doctor to ensure they don’t create additional health issues.

One of the most common treatment methods is vein ablation. This procedure is minimally invasive, so there is no need for a vascular surgeon. Vein ablation can be performed by a vein doctor in NY or vein doctor in NJ.

What is Vein Ablation?

Vein ablation is a procedure that treats diseased vessels, so that you don’t experience the symptoms of vein disease. Through the use of heat or lasers, the damaged vein is closed. Fortunately, this procedure doesn’t affect your body’s ability to move blood to your heart.

Your circulatory system includes thousands of miles of veins that work together to keep blood flowing through your body.  There are built-in redundancies in the circulatory system so that If one of your veins is too damaged for blood to flow through, the blood is automatically rerouted to other, healthier vessels. Vein ablation procedures deliberately close unhealthy veins. Blood automatically finds an alternative path to the heart, and the tissue from the treated vein is reabsorbed by your body.

The two most common vein ablation procedures are Radiofrequency Ablаtіоn (RFA) and Endоvеnоuѕ Laser Ablаtіоn (EVLA). RFA collapses the walls of diseased veins using heat, while EVLA uses laser energy to accomplish the same results. The ablation treatment is minimally invasive, and most patients report little or no pain. Your vein doctor uses local anesthesia in the treated area to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.

This vein disease treatment is popular, because it is extremely effective. Vein ablation doesn’t require you to undergo full anesthesia, and it can be done in an hour or less. Post-procedural recovery time is minimal, and patients usually return to their normal activities the same day or the next day. Your vein doctor in New York or vein doctor in New Jersey will explain your options and recommend the best treatment for your unique situation.

When Should I Call the Doctor?

Generally, you will have a follow-up appointment within a few days of your treatment, so your vein doctor can ensure that the vein has closed and everything is healing well. In the meantime, your vein specialist wants to hear from you if you experience anything out of the ordinary. For example, if you notice a lot of bleeding, swelling, or excessive pain, call the office right away. In rare cases, a blood clot may develop into a condition called deep vein thrombosis. This is an urgent situation that requires immediate care.

The Board-Certified specialists at the Vein Treatment Clinic have the expertise necessary to accurately diagnose your condition and are available at any time to answer your questions after a procedure.  If vein disease is affecting you, these caring physicians will partner with you to choose the best treatment for your situation. Patients of the Vein Treatment Clinic often comment on the high quality of care after vein ablation, as these physicians make your comfort and health their priority. Visit the Vein Treatment online to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation.

Meet our certified diplomate team

Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. While Dr. Khimani treats a variety of patients experiencing varicose vein problems, she also sub-specializes in the treatment of vein disease in women, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy related spider and varicose veins.

If you have varicose veins and spider veins, suffer from leg cramps, leg swelling, or restless leg syndrome, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center NYC. Most procedures are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us and get verified today.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | Double Certified
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DIPLOMAT-CERTIFIED
Dr. Simon Smith is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Vein Disease Specialist currently serving patients at the Vein Treatment Clinic in Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Smith is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs. By utilizing advanced vein treatment techniques, Dr. Simon is able to customize a plan specific to each patient, helping them avoid complicated surgeries and unnecessary downtime. With Dr. Simon minimally invasive procedures, patients are able to return to normal activities right after.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi oversees all Vein Treatment Centers in New Jersey – ensuring that each patient receives the highest level of care possible for their vein disease. Having received training from Yale Medical School, Dr. Siddiqi proudly offers the latest technology available for spider and varicose vein treatments at his office in Wayne, NJ and Clifton, NJ.

Dr. Siddiqi's work with minimally invasive techniques was recognized by his peers in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2017 and he was also voted as one of the Top Vein Doctors in New Jersey.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Carly Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. Dr. Guthrie is a double Board-Certified vein specialist, and is regarded as one of the top interventional ultrasonographers in the country. In her years of training and on staff at Harvard, she worked with the top venous specialists in the world, attending some of the most complex cases. Her areas of expertise include radiofrequency ablation using ultrasound guidance, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and the newly approved VenaSeal technique for treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Calvin Jung

VEIN SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Calvin Jung is a double Board Certified Venous Specialist, serving as director and clinical trainer for
the Vein Treatment Centers in Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive techniques for spider veins and varicose vein removal, completely avoiding the need for surgical procedures or any unnecessary downtime. Dr. Jung's focus is on restoring patients back to health so that they can enjoy the activities they love most.

Vein treatments at our Texas spider vein clinic are often covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us today to verify yours!

Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. If you have varicose veins or lower extremity pain, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center New York.
Read more >>

Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Caroline
Novak MD

Double Certified
Northwestern University
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Certified spider vein specialist in Paramus & Clifton NJ. She is well known for performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area.
Read more >>

Simon
Smith MD

DIPLOMAT- CERTIFIED
DREXEL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Dr. Simon Smith is the best varicose vein doctor in Wayne, NJ. He is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Faisal
Siddiqi MD

DOUBLE CERTIFIED
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi is the medical director for the Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey. Because of his level of expertise in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins, Dr. Siddiqi is part of the select group of NJ Top Doctors, and he sees patients regularly at the Vein Treatment Center in Wayne and Clifton NJ.
Read more >>

Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Read more >>

Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.
Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.
Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

DOUBE CERTIFIED
NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>
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