If you have swollen veins bulging through the skin, chances are you have varicose veins. Appearing blue, twisted, and oversized, varicose veins are always unsightly and – in many cases – can become worse over time; however, the issues caused by varicose veins aren’t just visual. As the disease worsens, varicose veins can cause aching, fatigue, rashes, redness, and sores – all while possibly leading to worse medical conditions down the line.
Worse of all, almost 60% of American men and women will suffer from some form of vein disorder – including varicose vein disease.
Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
With EVLT, the doctor passes a Laser fibre through a thin tube (called a catheter) and into the vein. This laser is used to close the varicose vein with as little irritation as possible – however, it can only be performed on larger varicose veins.
EVLT is performed only on varicose veins found in the leg, and does not require hospitalization (we do this procedure right here in the office1). It is also less painful than vein stripping or ligation, EVLT requires no downtime, with only slight discomfort after the procedure.
The Procedure only takes 30-45 minutes
94% of all veins are closed through EVLT.
One of the most common forms of varicose vein treatment is sclerotherapy. With this treatment, the doctor injects a chemical into your effected veins, irritating and scarring them from the inside. This forces blood which normally would return to the heart through these veins to use other veins instead, reducing the swelling and ridding patients of any negative symptoms.
Sclerotherapy can eliminate 80-95% of veins in 2 to 4 treatment sessions.
Sclerotherapy can be done on veins of all different sizes
The procedure only takes around 30 minutes and is minimally invasive.