With the modern treatments available for the treatment of varicose veins, surgery is rarely necessary for complete healing of the damaged veins in the leg. One of the most advanced therapies you might consider for your varicose vein treatment is Endovenous Thermal Ablation (EVLA), which has several distinct advantages over varicose vein treatments of the past.
No General Anesthesia
EVLA is performed using local anesthesia to numb the leg before the laser catheter is inserted into the leg. This eliminates any potential risks and side effects of general anesthesia including confusion, infection, nausea, and extreme fatigue. The use of local anesthesia also allows the procedure to be performed in the doctor’s office instead of an operating room.
Patients who have EVLA treatment are generally able to return to their normal routines within one day of the procedure. Some patients may experience minor pain and discomfort just after the procedure, but there should be no lasting effects. Scarring after EVLA is non-existent because the incision used for the minimally-invasive procedure is so small.
The EVLA procedure only takes about 45 minutes, and the results are noticeable immediately. While varicose veins will not fade from view right away, symptoms associated with them will improve just after the procedure. Over time you will see the veins disappear as they form into scar tissue and become resorbed by the body.
Works on All Skin Types
A wide range of venous insufficiency cases is treatable through EVLA because the procedure yields results with all skin types, and it is able to treat damaged veins deeper in the legs.
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.