Eliminate unsightly veins at the source. The twisted bulging that causes discomfort and embarrassment results from faulty valves in the veins. As blood flows through your veins to your heart, stop valves are supposed to prevent the blood from flowing backwards as gravity pulls it down. If the valves don’t close properly, blood pools in the vein, forcing the walls to enlarge and bulge out.
Endovenous Laser Treatment or EVLT uses targeted laser energy to seal the vein shut and help you look and feel better faster.
- Treatment in less than 1 hour.
- Treatment performed at The First Glance office.
- Immediate relief of symptoms.
- Return to normal activity immediately – with little or no pain.
- No anesthesia or hospitalization.
- No scars.
The No-surgery, No-scar Way to Treat Veins
Remember life before bulging, twisted veins? You can have that freedom again with the EVLT procedure. Tens of millions of people – up to 40% of women and 25% of men suffer from this condition. Traditionally, painful surgery was the best treatment option. Now there is a safe, fast, and comfortable EVLT (EndoVenous Laser Treatment).
What are the complications of having an Endo Venus Laser Treatment EVLT?
The only minimal complications experienced with the EVLT have been a small number of cases of numbness that passes quickly.
Am I at risk from the laser?
No. Just as a precaution against accidental firing of the laser energy outside the body, you will be given a special pair of glasses to protect your eyes.
The EVLT Procedure
EVLT is a quick, minimally invasive laser procedure that leaves no scar and can be performed in our office. The treatment takes less than 1 hour. Here’s what to expect:
- Dr. Lockwood uses ultrasound to map out your vein.
- A local anesthetic is applied.
- A thin laser fiber is inserted through a tiny entry-point, usually near the knee.
- Laser energy is delivered to seal the faulty vein.
Walking immediately after the procedure is encouraged. Normal daily activity can be resumed. Rigorous activities, such as gym workouts, should be avoided.
There may be minor soreness and bruising. Any discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter, non-aspirin pain relievers as needed.
How does the EVLT work?
The laser energy damages the vein walls, shrinking them and closing the faulty vein so that the blood cannot flow through it. This eliminates vein bulging at the source.
Is loss of this vein a problem?
No. After treatment, the blood in the faulty veins will be diverted to the many normal veins in the leg.