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Are laser vein removal treatments painful?

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Are laser vein removal treatments painful? This is the most common question I am asked. The simple answer is that using endovenous laser ablation has minimized the pain associated with the treatment of varicose vein diseases. Years ago, you had two unhappy choices - invasive and often painful vein stripping surgeries or choosing to suffer in silence, grudgingly enduring pain and limitations. Performing endovenous laser ablation using local anesthetic allows the patient to return to work the same day. Patients love the freedom of driving themselves to and from the office and not having a prolonged recovery period. Post-operative discomfort is usually mild, and when necessary, can be treated with over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol or Advil.

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