What is an EVLT?
An Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is preformed by inserting a laser fiber directly inside the faulty vein. The laser delivers a precise dose of energy into the vein wall, collapsing it. This process seals the diseased vein and diverts blood flow to nearby functional veins. Resulting in an increase in circulation, which significantly reduces the symptoms of varicose veins and improves their surface appearance.
What are the benefits over other procedures?
Using the new AngioDynamics 1470nm Laser System, the VenaCure EVLT uses a revolutionary NeverTouch® gold-tip laser fiber. This innovative fiber “never touches” the vein wall resulting in less bruising and faster recovery overall.
In addition to providing state of the art laser ablations of truncal veins like the Great Saphenous and Short Saphenous Veins, it is extremely effective in treating perforator veins, improving the ease of use and effectiveness over other treatment options.
How long does it take?
The VenaCure EVLT (Endovenous Laser Treatment) generally takes less than one hour in a doctor’s office and offers immediate relief with minimal-to-no scarring. Patients can usually resume normal activities immediately with minimal or no pain. The success rate is as high as 98%.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are minimal and can be managed with over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen. These may include mild bruising and tenderness that usually disappear within a few weeks, and a delayed tightness within the first week after treatment. This “pulling” sensation confirms that the veins were destroyed.