Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a minimally invasive procedure that has significantly improved the treatment of varicose veins. Not only is this treatment the most effective method of treating varicose veins, but it is also a minimally invasive alternative to the traditional surgical stripping.

Details of the Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment

The procedure uses precise laser energy to close off the damaged vein so that blood reroutes to healthier veins. You can see a quick demonstration of this procedure in this video so that you are prepared for your treatment and recovery.

How Long Until I See Results?

Patients will start to see the results within a week of the procedure. Varicose veins will start to become less prominent. Full results can take weeks or months.

Depending on severity, some other procedures could be recommended in unison with endovenous laser ablation for varicose veins.

Each case is different and your doctor will prescribe the best combination of treatments for you. 

Endovenous Laser Ablation Recovery Process

EVLT is minimally invasive. Patients are usually encouraged to get right back to walking after the procedure is finished, but should avoid stressful exercise like leg press or squats with weight, for example. Strenuous activity should be avoided for 2-3 weeks so the veins can heal properly.

Bruising and some mild discomfort is to be expected 2-4 weeks. 

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Chicago Vein Institute is a practice solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vein diseases. The experts at CVI perform the latest and most effective treatments for painful varicose veins, spider veins, and other vein-related disorders. CVI offers minimally invasive treatment options, including Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy, Surface Sclerotherapy, Elastic Compression Stockings and wound care for venous ulcers, performing more than 11,000 vein-related procedures annually. Same-Day appointments and multi-lingual team members standing by to assist.