What is Endovenous Laser Treatment?
Endovenous laser treatment, also known as EVLT, is a popular method of treatment for varicose veins. Varicose veins are those purple-blue veins that bulge as they overfill with blood and cause swelling in the legs. EVLT eliminates varicose veins from the body. Here’s how: a needle is inserted into the varicose vein via ultrasound guidance. And through the needle, a thin laser fiber is passed. Laser energy is shot into the vein, collapsing the vein and rerouting blood through healthy veins nearby.
Why Should you Treat Varicose Veins?
A mild case of varicose veins involves swelling of the calf and ankles, bulging purple-blue veins and a feeling of heaviness due to the pooling of blood in the vein. Common causes of varicose veins are old age, pregnancy and obesity. In the more severe cases, patients constantly deal with itchiness, painful ulcers, excessive pain and swelling, blood clots and bleeding. Varicose veins must not be ignored, and should be treated at the right time.
Advantages of EVLT:
- It’s Clinically Proven: EVLT is one of the safest and most effective methods of eliminating varicose veins. The success rate is comparable with that of traditional surgery. More importantly, the rate of recurrence is lowest recorded compared to any form of treatment
- It’s Minimally Invasive: The EVLT procedure, as mentioned above, requires only laser energy and a needle to channel the energy in order to collapse the vein. The procedure does not take more than an hour, and is minimally invasive
- No Downtime Required: Patients do not require to be administered anesthesia beforehand and can return to their daily activities the same day itself without any discomfort. All they are required to do is take walks to ensure healthy blood circulation.