Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
What is Endovenous Laser Treatment?
Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat varicose veins. It involves the use of laser energy to target and close off the affected veins, redirecting blood flow to healthier veins. This procedure has gained popularity due to its effectiveness, low risk, and minimal downtime.
EVLT has become the gold standard in vein treatments due to its effectiveness, low risk and minimal downtime. Under benefits: EVLT has replaced traditional stripping procedures and that it leaves essentially no scars
Your doctor will determine whether you are a candidate for EVLT.
How does EVLT work?
During the procedure, a thin laser fiber is inserted into the damaged vein through a small incision. The laser emits targeted energy, which heats up the vein wall, causing it to collapse and seal shut. This eliminates the backward flow of blood and reduces the appearance of varicose veins. The surrounding healthy veins take over the role of carrying blood back to the heart.
Benefits of EVLT
EVLT offers several benefits over traditional vein stripping surgery. It is a quick and relatively painless procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis. The recovery time is minimal, with most patients able to resume their normal activities within a day or two. EVLT also leaves hardly any scars and provides long-lasting results, improving both the appearance and symptoms associated with varicose veins.
Considerations and Consultation
If you are considering EVLT, it is important to consult with a qualified vein specialist. They will evaluate your condition and discuss potential risks, benefits, and expected outcomes. It is essential to have a thorough understanding of the procedure and to address any concerns or questions before making a decision. A personalized treatment plan can be created to address your specific needs and provide the best possible results.