Is laser treatment for varicose veins right for you?

by | Aug 17, 2017 | Health

As you discuss your treatment options with your phlebology specialist, you may be wondering whether or not the treatment modalities mentioned will be effective. Many doctors may recommend varying treatments based on the severity of the condition and the presence of other conditions occurring simultaneously. One of the treatments that has a high success rate is endovenous (internally applied laser energy) laser treatment for varicose veins which should not be mistaken with external laser application as is done in treatments like laser hair removal. Understanding what is involved in this procedure can aid you as you and your doctor decide on the best course of action to resolve your varicose vein conditions.

Endovenous Laser Ablation

At most advanced Phlebology clinics, Radial Endovenous laser ablation (ELVeS 1470nm) has replaced linear laser ablation in remedying reflux sources of varicose vein condition. This scar free treatment can be performed in office without the need for general anesthesia. It is a relatively pain free treatment that involves the insertion of a very thin catheter inside and along the incompetent GSV or SSV and advancing the tip of laser fiber to near 1cm below the incompetent. There is a very high success rate of almost 100% associated with this type of radial laser treatment for varicose veins, provided an experienced phlebologist plans and conducts this treatment.

Fast recovery time

Unlike the previous type of laser treatment for varicose veins that required patients to take at least 10 days to recover, EVL is much simpler. In fact, patients can resume sports activities within the very same day the procedure is done. This is one of the main benefits of the endovenous laser ablation procedure.

Minimally Invasive Treatment

One of the main advantages of Endovenous laser ablation is that it is a minimally invasive treatment. The fact that recovery time is quick means that you can be back to work with virtually no downtime needed and most importantly there is no need for general anesthesia.

Endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins is a fast solution to your varicose vein condition.
A word of caution is that externally delivered laser treatments DO NOT work for treatment of varicose veins. Discussing the procedure with your doctor in detail will provide insight into whether or not this treatment modality is the right choice for you.

At Vein Speciality Medical Clinic, you can receive safe and trusted laser treatment for varicose veins. Find out more when you visit us online at

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