Are you looking for a safe and effective solution to treat vein health problems? Look no further than EndoVenous Laser Therapy (EVLT). EVLT is a minimally invasive procedure used to close varicose veins in the leg, resulting in immediate relief of painful, swollen veins.
What is EVLT?
EVLT is a procedure that uses laser energy to heat and close varicose veins in the leg. By blocking the unhealthy vein, the blood is re-routed through new healthier veins, ultimately removing the pain and inflammation caused by varicose veins. With no sutures or cutting involved, EVLT is safe, effective and fast – patients usually can return to their everyday activities the same day.
Benefits of EVLT
- Minimally-invasive: EVLT is an outpatient procedure with minimal discomfort and no incisions required.
- Quick and effective: Varicose veins can shrink visibly within days and the procedure’s effects are visible quickly after treatment.
- High success rate: Studies found that 94-100% of veins treated with EVLT close completely within 1 year of treatment.
What to Expect During and After Treatment
During the procedure, patients typically feel minimal or no pain. Post-treatment, patients may experience slight bruising and swelling, but any discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Patients may need a few days for recovery depending on the severity of their vein problem.
EVLT: An Effective Solution for Vein Problems and Health
For those suffering from vein health problems, EVLT offers a safe and effective solution. With a high success rate and minimal recovery period, EVLT stands out as a fast and reliable treatment.
What other treatments are available for varicose veins?
1. Compression stockings: Pressure stockings can be used to help reduce and manage the swelling associated with varicose veins.
2. Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT): This involves the use of a laser to seal off the diseased vein and improve circulation to the area.
3. Sclerotherapy: This procedure involves the injection of a solution into the affected vein, resulting in its closure.
4. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA): In this procedure, a small radiofrequency device is used to send high-frequency energy into the affected vein and seal it off.
5. Vein surgery: In severe cases, vein surgery can be used to remove the affected veins and improve circulation.