VEIN TREATMENTS | BODY SERVICES

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Relieve discomfort and abnormal veins in one hour or less!

At Montville MedSpa & Pain Center, we use radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to treat varicose veins that can be unsightly and painful. RFA is a minimally invasive alternative to eliminate abnormal veins, redirect blood flow to healthy veins, and relieve discomfort.

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VEIN TREATMENTS | BODY SERVICES

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Relieve discomfort and abnormal veins in one hour or less!

At Montville MedSpa & Pain Center, we use radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to treat varicose veins that can be both unsightly and painful. RFA is a minimally invasive alternative to eliminate abnormal veins, redirect blood flow to healthy veins, and relieve discomfort.

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What is Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)?

RFA is far more comfortable and just as effective as the traditional procedure of stripping the vein. Benefits of RFA include:

How it Works

During RFA treatment, ultrasound imaging helps guide the doctor to insert a thin catheter through a small incision. The incision is so minimal that it requires only a single dose of local anesthetic to ensure comfort. After the catheter is in position, the radiofrequency heating element at the end of the probe is activated, which causes the surrounding vessel to contract, forcing the blood to reroute through healthier veins. 

The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and typically takes an hour or less. You may return to normal activities the same day. Patients should wear compression stockings for at least two weeks to ensure the best cosmetic outcome and prevent the formation of small clots.

What is Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)?

This procedure is far more comfortable and just as effective as the traditional procedure of stripping the vein.  Benefits include:

How it Works

During RFA treatment, ultrasound imaging helps guide the doctor to insert a thin catheter through a small incision. The incision is so minimal that it requires only a single dose of local anesthetic to ensure comfort. After the catheter is in position, the radio frequency heating element at the end of the probe is activated, which causes the surrounding vessel to contract, forcing the blood to reroute through healthier veins instead. 

The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and typically takes an hour or less. You may return to normal activities the same day. Patients should wear compression stockings for the following two weeks to ensure the best cosmetic outcome and prevent the formation of small clots.

SEE THE RESULTS

Dr. Donna D'Alessio is very personable and professional. She explains what treatment options there are and explains all information in understandable terms. Her staff is very friendly as well. Thank you!

– Jerry C.

RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA) FAQs

Patients with varicose veins are the best candidates. Patients who experience spider veins, leg pain, swelling, cramps, or discomfort may also benefit from radiofrequency ablation. 

A small needle will be used to puncture the vein and insert a catheter. Using ultrasound to guide the rest of the procedure, the vein being treated will be injected with a local anesthetic and more numbing medication. Once the numbing medication is placed around the catheter and vein, the catheter will be slowly pulled back. During the time the catheter generates heatthe vein will be closed off. This result is completely safe and expected. 

Most patients report feeling little, if any, pain during the procedure. You will receive local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. 

It is possible that you will notice a dramatic improvement in the way your legs feel within a few days. Depending on how large the veins were and how long they were left untreated, varicose veins may take time to fully disappear. Typically, patients have 1 to 4 veins that need treatment. The severity of your case will determine how soon will you see results. 

Yes. Give us a call at 973-794-3958 to confirm your coverage. 

Because pain and recovery time are minimal with RFA treatment, you may resume normal activities immediately.  

Many patients return to work the same day. 

Some patients feel a tightness and pulling, which they describe as a cord-like sensation. This can develop 1-4 weeks after treatment and will resolve over time. Sometimes, bruising along the course of the treated vein can occur and will quickly improve in 1 to 2 weeks. Areas of slight inflammation are also common after treatment. These areas can become red, swollen, tender, and sometimes feel warm. When the vein that is being treated lies closer to the surface, skin discoloration may also occur.