Treating Veins With Radiofrequency Ablation
Over 95% Success Rate
How does Radiofrequency Ablation work?
Most of these side effects can be avoided completely if RFA is performed by an experienced vein treatment specialist
The side effects of RFA treatment can include:
- Common: Bruising or minor stiffness
- Common: Temporary soreness
- Rare: Allergic reactions
- Rare: Nerve damage
- Common: Hyperpigmentation
- Rare: Skin burn
- Rare: Deep vein thrombosis
What are the Pros & Cons of Radiofrequency Alblation?
- Minimal pain and discomfort.
- Excellent Alternative to Saphenous Vein Stripping (surgery).
- Performed under local anesthesia.
- No admission to hospital or general anesthesia.
- Minimal interference with normal daily activities.
- Significant improvement in the way your legs look and feel.
Alternatives to Radiofrequency for Spider and Varicose Vein
- Venaseal (vein glue)
- Endovenous Laser Ablation (not recommended)
- Vein Stripping (not recommended)
Before and After Radiofrequency Ablation
Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment FAQ
Am I a candidate for RFA treatment?
Most people with vein disease are eligible for RFA. Exceptions include patients with active bleeding disorders or infections. Discuss your medical history with your vein doctor. They will consider your personal health history before recommending RFA
How does RFA work?
The RFA device heats the vein wall, sealing the damaged vein permanently. Once the vein is closed, blood flow is re-routed to healthier veins and the body reabsorbs this unhealthy vein over time.
Is RFA treatment painful?
RFA is midly uncomfortable, but few people describe it as painful. Vein doctors use local anesthetic to numb the area.
What is the difference between RFA and EVLA treatment?
RFA utilizes Radiofrequency waves rather than lase light to heat and seal the vein.
The maximum temperature reached within the vein with RFA treatment is 120 degree centigrade, as opposed to over 1200 degree centigrade with EVLA. RFA causes less bruising and is generally more comfortable.