Q: If I have my veins treated, will I ever have varicose veins again?

A: Endovenous Laser Ablation with the CTEV laser is approximately 98% effective in treating refluxing veins. There is therefore an approximately 2% chance that a treated vein will “recannulate” or come back, requiring additional treatment. This is easily identified with a postoperative duplex examination and re-treated.

As mentioned above, the biggest risk factor for developing refluxing or varicose veins is genetic predisposition. There is no way to change your genetic makeup. This means that you may or may not develop new venous disease at some point in the future. If new venous reflux develops over time, it can be easily treated.

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