Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center
Vascular, Vein and Wound Specialist located in Concord, Madison, & Middlefield, OH
Endovenous laser therapy is a minimally invasive procedure for getting rid of varicose. If you have problem veins, Razieh Mohseni, MD, of Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center can help using the latest laser technology to address the cause of your condition. To take advantage of this state-of-the-art treatment that causes little discomfort and requires minimal downtime, call the Concord, Madison, or Middlefield, Ohio, office today or book an appointment online.
Endovenous Laser Therapy
What is endovenous laser therapy?
Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) is a minimally invasive treatment used to address unsightly varicose veins. It's an effective and far less painful alternative to the lengthy ligation and stripping procedure traditionally used for varicose veins.
Ligation and stripping are invasive surgical procedures that require general anesthesia and need several weeks of recovery time. Patients often experience pain during and after vein stripping, which requires several incisions to remove the diseased veins. With new technologies available, Vein stripping is now rarely used.
EVLT offers patients an effective but far less invasive alternative that's both safe and fast. It provides cosmetic benefits that improve your quality of life while relieving the symptoms varicose veins can cause.
What are the benefits of endovenous laser therapy?
EVLT at Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center is a comparatively uncomplicated vein procedure that offers the following benefits:
- Takes under an hour to perform
- It's an outpatient procedure
- Offers immediate relief from varicose vein symptoms
- Doesn't require a lengthy recovery
- No need for general anesthesia
- No scarring
The success rate of endovenous laser therapy is as high as 98%.
What happens when I undergo endovenous laser therapy?
To perform the EVLT procedure, your provider at Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center first marks the target vein and cleanses the area with antiseptic. They use a local anesthetic to minimize any pain, then insert a laser probe through a needle into the vein.
Using ultrasound imaging, your provider maneuvers the probe precisely into place. The ultrasound helps to identify any problems in the veins so your provider can adjust the laser's positioning accordingly. They then deliver laser energy along the length of the damaged vein.
The walls of the varicose vein collapse so blood can't flow through it. Your body diverts blood that would have traveled along this vein to blood vessels that are working properly. As the healthy veins take over, your circulation should get better, and your symptoms improve.
Once the endovenous laser therapy is complete, your provider removes the probe and applies a dressing and compression bandages.
What happens after EVLT?
After your EVLT procedure, you can see the results after a few weeks. You might experience some mild bruising and a feeling of tightness in your legs, but these side effects usually recede within a few days.
Find out more about restoring the health and appearance of your legs using endovenous laser therapy by calling Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center today, or book an appointment online.