is an alternative and more cosmetic way of dealing with varicose veins. A fine laser fiber is passed up the vein under ultrasound guidance. The ultrasound guidance ensures that only the correct vein is treated. The vein wall is gently heated permanently shrinking and destroying the vein.
The Key Benefits of Endovenous Laser Therapy:
- Scar-free procedure that can be performed entirely under local anesthetic the majority of cases.
- It is applicable to nearly all patients including those with pre-existing medical conditions. Patients who have previously had unsuccessful varicose vein stripping can also have endovenous laser therapy.
- Cosmetic outcomes from laser are far superior to stripping. Patients report minimal to no bruising, swelling or pain following the procedure. Many return to normal within a few days.
- Patients are very comfortable throughout the procedure, local anesthesia or short sedation can be given to make the patient as comfortable as possible.