Non-Surgical Laser Procedure for Varicose Veins
f you’re one of the more than 25 million Americans who suffer from uncomfortable and unsightly varicose veins, you should know about a non-surgical treatment offered by
your physician that’s safe, virtually painless and requires little-to-no downtime.
The VenaCure EVLT™ laser vein treatment procedure utilizes laser energy to achieve proven results without the discomfort and lengthy recovery experienced through the surgical option of ligation and vein stripping. The entire procedure takes about one hour, and depending on the severity of your condition, may be covered by your insurance.
About varicose veins
Varicose veins can develop through a combination of weakened vein walls and faulty valves. Under a variety of circumstances, normally toned, elastic vein walls can become weak and allow the recirculating blood that should be moving toward your heart to flow backward. One-way valves in these veins – which open and enable blood to flow through on its way upward, then close to stop blood from flowing backward – can also fail to function properly. This allows blood to pool and pressure to build up, which further weakens and subsequently damages the veins, causing them to become twisted, enlarged and painful. Up to 40% of women and 25% of men are affected by this condition – but fortunately, treatment is available.
About laser vein treatment
Simply put, a laser is a highly concentrated beam of light. Medical lasers work by delivering this light energy to the targeted tissue with extreme precision, so as not to affect the surrounding tissue. Lasers have proven their safety and effectiveness through years of use in all types of medical procedures, from eye surgery to dermatology. In the hands of a skilled physician, lasers offer far less risk for complications than conventional surgery.
VenaCureEVLT™ laser vein treatment eliminates varicose veins where they start In laser vein treatment, a thin fiber is inserted into the damaged vein. A laser light is emitted through the fiber, delivering just the right amount of energy. The targeted tissue reacts with the light energy, causing the vein to close and seal shut. The veins that are closed off are superficial veins that handle less than 5% of your blood flow. The blood is automatically routed to other veins.
The procedure is done right in Dr. Weiser’s office In about one hour, you can get rid of the source of your varicose veins. The procedure requires only a local anesthetic. No intravenous line or general anesthesia will be needed. Dr. Weiser will insert a thin laser fiber into the vein through a very small entry point, and the laser light that emits through this fiber will seal the faulty vein.
While you might feel an unfamiliar sensation, it is not painful. This part of the procedure takes literally just a few minutes. Dr. Weiser will encourage you to walk immediately after the procedure, and you can resume normal activity the same day (Dr. Weiser’s patients generally resume rigorous activities in less than one week). Some patients may experience temporary soreness, which can be treated effectively with over-the-counter, non-aspirin pain relievers and generally subside within the first five days.