Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
Do you dream of beautiful legs, clear of bulging veins, but you’re scared of surgery, slow recovery and vein recurrence? Doctor Vein’s EVLA procedure is minimally invasive, safe, quick yet provides lasting relief. So long, painful, unsightly veins. Hello, gorgeous, healthy legs!
What is Endovenous Laser Ablation?
Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is the latest minimally invasive treatment for Varicose Veins. Endovenous literally means “inside the vein.” In the past, moderate to larger and deeper varicose veins were only removed with surgery known as “Stripping”. It was painful and often had many complications including bleeding. Moreover, the rates of recurrence after 2 to 5 years were around 50%. That meant that after you had it treated with surgery, half of them returned after 2 to 5 years. EVLA has revolutionized how veins get treated today by replacing conventional surgery with a minimally-invasive technique that relies on laser beams. Patients will be relieved to know the key benefits of this procedure:
- No hospital admission and no downtime
- No major surgery, therefore no increased risk
- Rapid reduction in symptoms
- No need for general anaesthetics, therefore no increased risk.
Leave varicose veins behind. Take the first step to great-looking legs!
Ideal treatment for:
If you suffer from varicose veins you are not alone, with more than 30% of Australians living with prominent, enlarged and often incredibly painful veins. Coloured blue, green or purple, varicose veins can cause swelling, cramps, itchiness and heaviness in the legs.Varicose vein sufferers often go for years without wearing shorts and skirts and dread wearing bathers in summer.
How is Endovenous Laser Ablation performed?
With an EVLA, we insert a fine laser fiber into the abnormal vein, under local anaesthetic. More anaesthetic is then injected around the vein, to reduce the patient’s discomfort. The laser fiber releases beams of energy in the form of heat, until the varicose vein collapses and breaks down. Once the vein is closed, the blood is instantly rerouted to a healthier vein nearby. Straight after treatment, we apply snug yet comfortable compression stockings.
As this is a walk-in, walk-out treatment, you’ll be able to get up and walk straight out of the clinic, resuming your work or daily routine. This procedure is extremely safe and has very low complications compared to surgery. It’s often combined with ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy and Phlebectomy on a later date. The closure success rate for EVLAs is up to 99.8%.
Frequently asked questions
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Possible side effects
Only along the areas treated. They often look worse than they feel. Like any bruise it fades over two to four weeks.