Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is quickly becoming gold-standard for elimination of varicose veins. During the procedure EVLT utilizes a simple & highly concentrated beam of light known as laser energy. This laser light energy is delivered to the targeted tissue with ultimate precision so that it does not affect the surrounding healthy tissue.
Laser treatments have proven to be safe & effective procedure over the years for all types of medical treatments from dermatology to eye surgery. Moreover lasers in the hands of skilled physicians offer less risk of complications when compared to conventional surgery.
A thin fiber is inserted into damaged vein through a small entry point in skin during the EVLT procedure. Subsequently, a laser light is emitted through the fiber as the fiber is pulled back. This is to enable deliver just the right amount of energy. As a result the targeted tissue reacts & causes the vein to close shut. These are superficial veins which close & normally handle just five percent of the blood flow in the body.
Moreover, blood automatically gets routed through other healthy veins in the region. EVLT is minimally invasive & therefore does not require general anesthesia. Local anesthesia is utilized for numbing the local area for the operation. Most patients undergoing EVLT walk immediately after the procedure & are able to resume normal activities the same day.