In the past, Varicose and Spider Veins were treated with a surgical procedure called vein removal, where the vein was completely from the leg. Today, Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) at Veins Treatment Center is used to send laser energy into the defective vein. This process seals it completely, painlessly, and quickly.
How EVLT works
Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) is an innovative non-surgical treatment approved by the FDA for the permanent elimination of venous insufficiency. EVLT is the typical cause of long varicose veins, swelling of the leg, heaviness, pains, brown discoloration of the skin, and wounds that do not heal.
This involves an accurate insertion of a thin of a laser fibber into the dead veins under the direction of ultrasound in real time, followed by an application of laser heat energy and closing the defective veins, which is called veins lock. Other healthy veins take the normal flow of blood in the leg immediately.
Depending on the number of dead veins, more than one procedure may be required. The EVLT procedure is done by Top Vein Specialists and usually takes less than 15 minutes from the beginning of the procedure until it is completed. To prevent discomfort during the procedure expert use local anesthesia similar to that used in the dental office. Due to its minimally invasive nature, the EVLT procedure will not interrupt your normal daily routine. You can summarize your normal activities immediately after the EVLT treatment and you can even go to work.
In preparation for the EVLT procedure, an ultrasound machine is used to examine and mark the shape and size of the veins in your legs. Varicose Vein Center will also provide you with a personalized treatment plan that will include the estimated number of treatments your leg may require.
During the EVLT procedure for Varicose Disease, you will be awake and your leg will be numbed with local anesthesia. A small incision is made in the Varicose Legs. A small fibber optic probe is inserted through a needle into the vein using guide ultrasound.
A beam of highly concentrated laser light heats the walls of the veins which makes it shrink. This causes the diseased vein to collapse. The precision of the laser allows the doctor to aim at the vein without affecting the surrounding tissue. Once the vein is closed, it disintegrates and is absorbed by the soft tissue around it. The other healthy veins in your leg will bring normal blood flow to your heart
High success and low cost
- Medical studies have shown up to 98% success
- You can summarize your normal daily activities
- The cost is currently covered by Medicare and most insurance providers up to 100%
- Does not require hospitalization. All procedures are performed in our clinics
- Immediate relief of painful symptoms
- Without surgery & non-invasive
- Without general anesthesia
- Without needing large incisions
- Small or no scars
- Minimal risk of postoperative infections