Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an incredibly effective treatment for the appearance of and pain associated with severe varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. RFA has a documented success rate of 95 to 98 percent, with far fewer side effects than traditional surgery.
The Board Certified Vein & Aesthetic Experts at Illuminate Center for Veins & Aesthetics have years of experience performing radiofrequency ablation. Request an appointment with us today to set up an evaluation!
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses thermal energy to eliminate major varicose veins. Using local anesthesia, RFA is performed in-office and typically takes one hour to complete.
A thin catheter is inserted directly into the unhealthy vein where thermal heat seals it off, allowing blood supply to be rerouted to healthy veins.
Although pain is minimal, it can cause some patients to feel temporary numbness, hypersensitivity or burning near their injection site. Recovery from RFA treatment takes just a couple of hours.
RFA is usually covered by insurance. Contact Illuminate Center for Veins & Aesthetics for questions about coverage.
A qualified vascular doctor can determine whether or not you are a good candidate for radiofrequency ablation. You may be ineligible for the procedure if you: