WHAT IS EVLA?
Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment 101
Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment, also known as laser therapy, is a safe, proven medical procedure that not only treats the symptoms of varicose veins, but also treats the underlying condition that causes them. The outpatient procedure time is usually less than an hour and does not require hospitalization. Most people do not find endovenous laser ablation to be overly uncomfortable, and recovery time is generally a matter of hours.
In EVLA (sometimes referred to as “laser treatment”), the doctor uses a small optic fiber inserted directly into targeted veins, and laser light is delivered to heat and collapse veins with unhealthy valves. The procedure is nearly always performed under ultrasound guidance, giving the doctor a live view of your veins, for accuracy and safety. Watch the video below on how EVLA laser therapy treats varicose veins.
Radiofrequency ablation treatment, or RFA, is a safe, proven medical procedure that not only treats the symptoms of varicose veins, but also treats the underlying condition that causes them. The outpatient procedure time is usually less than an hour and does not require hospitalization. While some discomfort may be experienced after treatment, typically the discomfort diminishes within a few days.
The procedure is always performed under ultrasound guidance, giving the doctor a live view of your vein for accuracy and safety at all times. A guidewire is inserted into the vein with unhealthy valves then a sheath is inserted along the guidewire and fed through the vein. The guidewire is removed and the doctor gently places a small radiofrequency fiber inside the sheath, into the vein, and radio wave heat is delivered to heat and collapse the targeted vein. Once the vein is collapsed it is eventually absorbed by your body. Afterward, the blood flow is diverted to healthy veins improving circulation.
HOW EVLA TREATMENT WORKS
Healthy blood flow restored for improved circulation.
Endovenous laser ablation treats varicose veins by destroying veins with damaged valves; they are eventually absorbed by your body. After laser treatment, blood flow is diverted to healthy veins, improving circulation.
Real Patients, Real Results
Not only has the pain in the back of my knees disappeared, but my thighs and calves now look fabulous. Haven't seen this clear skin look in more than 20 years. I can now spend time in the garden, cleaning the floors, and playing with my fur babies on the floor without any pain.
CUSTOMIZED TREATMENT FOR VARICOSE VEINS
Every patient is unique, and so is every treatment plan.
EVLA, or laser treatment, cannot treat veins that are too small, twisted, and/or close to the surface of the skin; that’s what sclerotherapy is for. Your VCA vascular specialist will tailor a treatment plan specifically for your condition; it may involve a combination of different treatments to give you the best possible results. The goal is to improve your health and restore your active lifestyle as quickly as possible.