Laser Treatment (EVLT)

Video Describes EVLT Treatment

About EVLT:

EVLT (Endo Venous laser Treatment) is a minimally invasive laser procedure to eliminate unsightly varicose veins. EVLT is a safe and an effective alternative to surgical high ligation and stripping for the treatment of varicose veins.

Advantages of EVLT

There are several treatment options for varicose veins, which includes sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, radiofrequency, stripping and ligation and EVLT.  However, EVLT is probably the safest method and it offers the following adbvantages:

Compared to surgery, EVLT is less invasive, with less  risk of scarring and post procedure infection.  The treatment time is less than surgery  and the patient can carry their routine normal activities immediately after the procedure.

Compared to sclerotherapy, there is less risk of skin discolouration and recurrence.  In addition, there is little or no risk of allergic reactions, which is a possibility with sclerotherapy.

With EVLT, there is rapid recovery with reduced post-operative pain.  It provides excellent aesthetic results

Who Is An Ideal Candidate for EVLT:

Varicose veins is a common condition that affects nearly half of people above the age of 50. However, only 7 out of 10 patients are suitable for EVLT.  In cases where saphenous vein is kinked or tortuous, or if the calibre of saphenous vein is small or if the vein is inflamed (thrombophlebitis), EVLT is not recommended. In those cases, sclerotherapy is advised.

About The Procedure:

Endo Venous Laser treatment at the Whitby vein clinic is a 40 to 45 minutes procedure that is carried out under local anaesthesia. The treatment uses laser energy, which is simply a concentrated beam of light. The laser beam is delivered to a targeted area with the help of a thin fiber that is inserted into the damaged vein. Due to the effect of laser, the targeted vein is closed and seal shut.  The superficial vein is closed  and the blood flow is diverted towards other healthy veins in the lower limbs.

Post Treatment

Once the procedure is over, the patient may notice some discolouration,  tightness and bruising of the thigh.  This can last one to two weeks,  with improvement noticed each day.


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