What Can You Expect During and After an Endovenous Laser Ablation Procedure?

Introduction to Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

Are you struggling with varicose veins, and the aches, pains, and discomfort they bring? If so, Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), also known as laser vein therapy, could be the solution you’ve been searching for. 

This minimally invasive vein treatment has revolutionized varicose vein treatment, offering a safe and effective alternative to traditional vein removal surgery. At Fox Vein & Laser Experts, an endovenous laser ablation procedure is used to help treat large varicose veins and venous insufficiency. 

Endovenous Laser Ablation is a minimally invasive vascular laser treatment designed to treat varicose veins. This procedure uses a laser fiber inserted directly into the affected vein to deliver laser energy. This energy heats and seals the vein, causing it to collapse and gradually fade away over time. EVLA is a highly effective and less invasive alternative to vein removal surgery. Plus, there is no downtime and the success rate is impressive, with a high closure rate of treated veins, often exceeding 90%. Patients often experience immediate relief from symptoms, with improved aesthetics over time.

Benefits and Procedure of EVLA for Varicose Vein Treatment

EVLA is typically well-tolerated by patients. It is performed on an outpatient basis and usually takes 30 to 60 minutes per leg, depending on the number and size of the treated veins. You’ll receive local anesthesia to numb the area, so you should only feel minimal discomfort during the procedure, if any. Because of the quick nature of the treatment, it is the perfect procedure for someone who has a busy schedule.

Before your EVLA procedure, you will be provided with specific instructions, which may include avoiding food and drink for a few hours before the procedure, wearing loose and comfortable clothing, and bringing someone to drive you home afterward, as you might feel a bit drowsy from the anesthesia.

Vein ablation recovery is quick, and you can resume most normal activities the same day. We recommend wearing compression stockings for a specified period after your treatment to promote healthy blood flow and circulation to assist in the healing process. We also suggest avoiding vigorous exercise for a few days and keeping the treated leg elevated when resting.

Recovery and Considerations for EVLA Patients

People opt for EVLA as their procedure of choice for various reasons, including:

  • Pain Relief: EVLA provides relief from the pain and discomfort associated with varicose veins, such as throbbing, aching, and itching.
  • Improved Aesthetics: Many individuals choose EVLA to improve the appearance of their legs by reducing the visibility of bulging veins.
  • Minimally Invasive: EVLA offers a minimally invasive approach, meaning less pain, shorter recovery times, and fewer complications compared to traditional vein removal surgery. For someone who does not want to undergo surgery, EVLA is the ideal treatment.

Like any medical procedure, EVLA may have some potential side effects, although they are typically mild and short-lived. These may include temporary bruising or discomfort at the treatment site or changes in your skin’s pigmentation. There is a slight risk of infection or nerve damage, although these complications are rare. Our vein specialists will discuss these risks with you during your consultation and always answer any of your questions and concerns.

Is EVLA Right for You? Eligibility and Conclusion

It is important to note that not every client who comes in with varicose veins is a suitable candidate for EVLA. The ideal candidate should have:

  • Documented varicose veins that can be visualized through ultrasound.
  • Experienced symptoms like pain, swelling, or skin changes due to varicose veins.
  • A desire to alleviate symptoms or improve the appearance of their legs.

Once you have booked your first appointment with our expert vein team, we will conduct a comprehensive consultation to determine your eligibility for the procedure.

Are you ready to take action for healthy veins? Endovenous Laser Ablation could be the solution you’ve been waiting for to remedy the discomfort and appearance of varicose veins. Take the first step towards healthier, more attractive legs by scheduling an appointment for a consultation at Fox Vein & Laser Experts. Don’t let varicose veins hold you back; reclaim your confidence and comfort with EVLA. Healthier veins are just one appointment away! To book an appointment, call our office at 954-627-1045 or use our convenient online scheduling tool.