Vein Facts:

Varicose veins are a sign that there is high pressure in the veins. This is called venous insufficiency or venous hypertension.

Why Do We Use Lasers at Dallas Vein Specialist?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on June 1, 2010

With internet and advertising information readily available to anyone who cares to do a little research, some of our patients know that there are several options in vein treatment and ask why we use a laser to treat the incompetent veins of the legs. Prior to acquiring our lasers we researched the matter thoroughly and in fact used both radiofrequency and laser early on. Both work well, but we believe, and it is borne out in our experience, that the laser is slightly superior in results to radiofrequency. In addition the laser is smaller caliber and may be inserted through a needle whereas the radiofrequency catheter is larger and requires a small incision. The CoolTouch laser, our choice, is as gentle as radiofrequency and highly effective. At the recent International Vein Conference I attended in Miami, I was reassured that our equipment, including the lasers we use at Dallas Vein Specialists, is cutting edge.