Laser Vein Treatment
What is laser vein treatment?
Laser technology is versatile and used in many medical and cosmetic procedures. Because it is highly effective, many doctors use laser technology to deliver effective and long-term results for various conditions.
Using laser technology, we can effectively reduce and even eliminate the appearance of unsightly veins and improve your blood circulation
What Does Endovascular Laser Ablation diagnose?
This procedure treats conditions like chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins.
Chronic venous insufficiency is when:
Veins have a problem sending blood from the body's extremities (most often the legs) back up to the heart.
Blood flow to the heart restricts during this condition and the blood pools in the legs.
This causes circulation issues that will likely cause vascular health symptoms with a saviour skin discoloration and pigmentation.
Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are typically present on the legs.
These veins appear gnarled and discolored and develop when the veins' valve system malfunctions and prevents blood from flowing to the heart.
The blood goes backward and stays in the legs, which causes the blood pools in the veins, and the varicose veins to appear lumpy and rope-like.
How Does Endovascular Laser Ablation Work?
EVLA can effectively treat varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. The process involves closing off problematic veins using heat delivered through laser treatment.
The surgeon inserts a laser fiber needle into the problematic vein through a tiny incision in the skin. Laser energy delivers to the vein, which seals it shut and makes the vein reabsorbed into the body and will no longer be visible.
Contact us to schedule a diagnostic appointment for vein and vascular issues, including varicose and spider veins!
ParkSlope Vein & Vascular specialists will suggest the best treatment options for you and make sure you are aware of the benefits and possibilities of each process. The goal is to restore your legs to their smooth and youthful appearance while enhancing your vascular health.
What causes varicose veins?
Your veins contain tiny valves that help ensure blood flows in the right direction. When those valves become damaged or weak, they no longer function the way they should, allowing blood to flow backward and “pool up,” resulting in bulging and discoloration as well as symptoms like pain, itching, heaviness or weakness in the affected area. Valve damage may occur as a result of age, weight gain, occupations that require prolonged periods of standing or sitting, pregnancy, genetics or other causes.
How are lasers used to treat varicose veins?
Laser treatment (also called endovenous laser treatment, or EVLT) uses a thin, flexible tube, or catheter, that's inserted into the vein. Once the catheter is in place, a laser fiber is inserted through the catheter to the area of damage. The fiber emits highly-focused laser energy to damage the vein lining, causing the vein to collapse or close and preventing the flow of blood through the diseased vessel. Instead, blood is automatically routed through health vessels for better circulation.
Is laser treatment safe?
Yes, lasers have been used for many years to safely and successfully treat varicose veins. The procedure is performed in the office in less than an hour, and there's no need for general anesthesia or stitching, which means far less risk of complications compared to many vein treatments, as well as faster recovery and less discomfort.
What is recovery like?
Once your treatment is over, you'll be encouraged to walk to maintain health circulation and promote the rerouting of blood through health veins. You may be given compression stockings to wear to speed recovery, and vigorous physical activity like gym workouts will be prohibited during the initial phase of healing to allow your vein to close properly.