Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) is an innovative FDA approved non-surgical treatment for the permanent elimination of superficial venous insufficiency, which is a typical cause of large varicose veins, leg swelling, heaviness, cramps, brownish skin discoloration, and non-healing wounds. This technique has been used for over a decade and since 2005 it is considered to be the Gold Standard for the elimination of venous insufficiency and large varicose veins.
It involves a precise insertion of a very thin (less than one millimeter) laser fiber into the diseased veins under real-time ultrasound guidance, followed by an application of laser energy to heat and close the malfunctioning veins, which is called vein closure. Other healthy veins take over normal blood flow in the leg immediately. Over time, the treated veins are absorbed by the body.
Depending on the number of diseased veins more than one procedure may be required. The EVLT procedure is done in our offices, and it usually takes less than 15 minutes from the start of the procedure until it is completed. To prevent discomfort during the procedure we use a local anesthesia similarly to the one used in a dental office. Because of its minimally-invasive nature, an EVLT procedure will not interrupt your normal daily routine. You will be able to resume your normal activities immediately after EVLT treatment and even go back to work.
USA Vein Clinics are experts in EVLT treatment. We master this gold standard in the vein care since 2005 and helped more than 10,000 of patients across the United States.