If you are dreading the upcoming spring season due to bulging, painful varicose veins, we have good news for you. Minimally-invasive treatments are now available to eliminate those unsightly vessels and their uncomfortable symptoms. At Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin, we offer a variety of varicose vein procedures that will give you clearer, more beautiful legs without a major disruption to your daily life. Check out these five reasons why one of those procedures, endovenous laser therapy or EVLT, might be the right option for you.
EVLT utilizes laser energy to seal varicose veins closed so they collapse. The vessels are reabsorbed by the body over time and blood naturally reroutes to healthy veins nearby. The laser heat is delivered into the vessel using a narrow fiber, so discomfort, bleeding and bruising is kept to a minimum. Lasers are a common tool used in both cosmetic and medical treatments today, so their safety and efficacy have been well documented.
Unlike surgical procedures of the past that involved significant discomfort and recovery time, procedures like EVLT are considered minimally invasive. This means they can be performed right in our office in less than one hour using local anesthesia, reducing patient risk and discomfort. Patients are usually encouraged to get up and walk around immediately following their procedure and there is no recovery period after treatment to worry about.
Safe and Effective
With many years of use now under its belt, the safety and efficacy of EVLT has been well documented. Clinical studies have shown the procedure is around 98-percent effective in eliminating varicose veins, which is comparable to most of the other varicose vein treatments today. In addition, the ability to perform the procedure using local anesthesia has greatly reduced anesthesia-related risks that were common with more invasive surgical procedures.
No More Symptoms
In addition to the cosmetic benefits seen with EVLT, patients report a significant reduction or even complete elimination of symptoms like pain, leg cramping, heaviness in the legs and swelling of the lower leg and foot. In some cases, relief from these symptoms was seen almost immediately following treatment. In addition, patients with symptomatic varicose veins may find they qualify for insurance coverage for EVLT if their symptoms are well documented.
Permanent Results without Scarring
EVLT, like other veins procedures today, offers permanent elimination of varicose veins and their uncomfortable symptoms. Because the procedure uses narrow fibers to deliver laser energy directly into the vessel, treatment involves micro incisions that require no sutures and lead to no scarring after treatment. This is good news for patients that are looking for a way to eliminate unattractive varicose veins to give them greater confidence in shorts and swim suits.
At Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin, we offer EVLT as one of our treatment options for our patients. This procedure typically takes less than one hour to complete and patients are usually able to return to their daily activities as soon as treatment is over. Results will be seen right away and continue to improve as the vein is reabsorbed by the body and disappears completely from sight.
Don’t dread the upcoming spring season because of unsightly, uncomfortable varicose veins. Contact Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin today at 800-910-8346 to find out which vein treatment is right for you.