Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) Successfully Eliminates Varicose Veins

Laser-VeinNearly a quarter of all people over 50 suffer from varicose veins with symptoms such as leg pain, leg swelling, discoloration and even skin ulcers. The good news is that laser ablation (EVLT) offers a fast, safe and successful way to get rid of leg veins and the associated symptoms. There is no reason to live with symptoms any longer!

How does it work?

The physician uses numbing medicine over the skin and inserts the laser fiber into the abnormal vein. Additional numbing medicine is then placed around the laser and the laser is then used to close the nonfunctioning vein. Over time, your body reabsorbs the treated vein. Treatment of the abnormal vein restores the normal return of blood from your legs and improves the associated symptoms. Treatment usually takes about one hour depending on the number of vessels to be treated. Most patients are surprised at how easy the treatment was at the conclusion of the procedure.

Will insurance cover treatment?

Yes, most insurances cover treatment of symptomatic varicose veins.

Why laser for varicose veins?

  • Good cosmetic results
  • Fast, safe and effective
  • In-office procedure
  • Quick recovery

How many treatments do I need?

The treated vessel typically closes with one treatment. Studies show an excellent long-term success rate (over 95%) and treatment helps to delay the formation of additional varicose veins.

How will I look after treatment?

Compression hose are used for the first 13-16 days after vein treatment. Complete resolution of the treated veins is expected over the next several weeks (depending on the size of the treated veins).

Dr. Long at The Vein Center offers evaluation and treatment of varicose veins in his comfortable West Little Rock office. To learn more about EVLT, or to set up an appointment call 501-225-8346.


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