EndoVenous Laser Treatment (EVLT®) is one of the latest varicose veins treatment option. This outpatient, minimally invasive procedure works by eliminating bulging veins at their source.
Who is a candidate for EVLT®?
Anyone who suffers from bulging and painful varicose veins should be evaluated to determine if EVLT is a suitable treatment.
How does EVLT® work?
A very small laser fiber is threaded into the vein. Energy from the laser closes the vein, causing the blood to divert to other, healthy veins. The procedure lasts about an hour and is performed without sedation, using local anesthesia.
How much recovery time should I plan following EVLT®?
You will be able to resume most normal daily activities immediately, with the exception of a few things like heavy lifting and vigorous aerobic workouts.
Will my varicose veins totally disappear following EVLT®?
In most cases, there will be a reduction in the discomfort and visibility of the varicose veins. Most patients will require sclerotherapy for a more dramatic cosmetic result.