Vein Treatment Options
Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT™)
Endovenous laser treatment is a quick, minimally invasive laser procedure that leaves no scar, has a short and relatively pain-free post-operative recovery period, and is performed under local anesthesia in the doctor’s treatment room. The treatment itself will take less than one hour and initially involves both a physical and an ultrasound examination to map the vein to be treated.
The area of the leg affected is anesthetized locally and a thin laser fiber is inserted into the abnormal vein, delivering the laser energy in short pulses. The laser energy heats the vein causing it to shrink and collapse, preventing blood from pooling.
Walking immediately following the procedure is encouraged and normal daily activity can be resumed immediately. However, strenuous physical activity such as aerobics should be avoided for three to four weeks. Patients may experience bruising and soreness for 3-5 days after the treatment. Pain is usually improved by walking or oral pain relief medications.
Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT™) – Compare the Alternatives
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EVLT™ Frequently Asked Questions
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Pre and Post EVLT™ Treatment Instructions