Endovenous Laser Treatment “EVLT®” uses laser technology to remove unsightly veins. During EVLT treatment, a thin laser fiber is inserted into the target vein through a small needle hole. Laser energy is applied, which heats up the inside of the vein, and irratates the walls of the vein, causing it to shrink and seal shut. The laser fiber is removed, and a dressing is applied. With no blood flowing through the faulty vein, the bulge is eliminated and the unsightly vein fades from sight.
EVLT treatments are generally done on an outpatient basis using local anesthetic, and takes approximately 30 – 45 minutes. There is no scarring, and minimal discomfort. There may be minor bruising and discoloration, and a little soreness at the treatment site, all which will completely dissappear over time.
Once the vein is sealed, the probe is removed and a small dressing is applied. A compression bandage is prescribed to be worn for about 1 week.