Endovenous Laser Therapy, or EVLT, is the primary treatment for varicose veins. We perform VenaCure EVLT™, which is the safest and most effective approach to EVLT today. This minimally invasive procedure uses lasers to close off varicose veins. Your vein doctor inserts a tiny laser into the affected vein; this laser emits heat that causes the walls of the vein to stick together and become dysfunctional. The body simply reroutes blood flow to nearby veins. In time, the varicose vein collapses and fades.
This in-office procedure does not require general anesthesia and usually takes less than one hour to perform. Your vein doctor will encourage you to walk around right away. You can resume your normal activity too, as long as you avoid strenuous actions for a few days. A 20-minute walk or bike ride each day will promote healing as well as give you a chance to show off your legs.