Endovenous Laser Therapy or EVLT is an effective and safest way to remove large varicose veins, getting rid of the cosmetic nuisance as well as the pain often associated with this disorder. EVLT is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a combination of laser and ultrasound technology to eliminate the affected vein from the inside. What favors this procedure over the traditional surgical method is that it eliminates the need for hospital stay and saves a lot of your time.
There are a lot of reasons why a patient contracted varicose veins. While often tied to genetics, varicose veins are known to develop in pregnant women as well as overweight individuals. While there are several prevention methods such as exercise that proved effective, when the varicose veins develop the most efficient way to get rid of them is to seek help from a reputable vein clinic such as Beverly Hills Vein Institute. In this article we will explain how the EVLT procedure works and why removing varicose veins has never been easier!
The procedure starts off very simple. The doctor will mark the area on your leg where the treatment is to be applied. An antiseptic ointment and a numbing cream are then applied to the affected area. After the treatments have taken effect, you will be taken to the room where the EVLT takes place. A small probe is inserted into the leg, and the positioning of the laser is determined through ultrasound imaging.
When the affected vein is located and mapped, a tiny laser fiber is inserted. The laser is activated, emitting pulses of energy. The laser pulses going through the vein causes it to shrink and close off, which effectively stops the blood flow through it. The blood finds its way through healthy veins. This not only relieves your symptoms, but improves your circulation as well. The doctor will then remove the probe while applying bandages. The entire procedure often lasts less than one hour.
The day after your treatment, the doctor will see you again to remove the compression bandages and perform a follow-up examination to make sure the procedure was successful. This is merely a preventive measure, as the success rate of EVLT therapy is as high as 98%. A side effect of the procedure in the form of bruising is known to occur, but is nothing to worry about. The bruising will disappear on its own in a couple of weeks. The area where the procedure was conducted might also feel tight at times, but this is no cause for concern either. In fact, this is a sign that the vein is healing well.
Endovenous Laser Therapy is a proven, painless and safe method to get rid of your varicose vein problem once and for all. Not only will you be rid of the unsightly cosmetic issue, EVLT will help relieve the pain and improve your leg circulation. To book your appointment with the best Beverly Hills vein clinic, call (310) 853-5850 or reach out to us through our website form.