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What happens after the procedure?

Your surgeon will give you specific instructions you need to follow after the surgery until your incision heals adequately. Typically, patients should elevate the treated limb when not moving, keep the incisions clean and dry, avoid swimming or hot tubs and wear compression hose.

Compared with ligation and stripping, many patients find that endovenous thermal ablation results in less pain and a faster return to normal activities, with similar cosmetic results.

Are there any side effects of the treatment?

As with any surgical procedure, you will feel somewhat tired for a few weeks. In addition, you can experience pain and bruising along the site of the ablation. Rarely, you may experience some numbness or tingling along the shin. These typically resolve over a couple of weeks.

As with any surgical procedure, you will feel somewhat tired for a few weeks. In addition, you can experience pain and bruising along the site of the ablation. Rarely, you may experience some numbness or tingling along the shin. These typically resolve over a couple of weeks.

How do I gauge the results of the procedure?

Your doctor will discuss the results of the procedure with you, but outcomes are generally good.