Vein Treatments

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:

Varicose Veins:

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.

Are painful Varicose veins stopping you from enjoying your life? Don't let your legs hold you back, Doctor Vein has safe and proven treatments.

Get rid of big, blue or green varicose veins! Use the Endovenous Laser Ablation by Doctor Vein. We’re the clinic Melbourne, Frankston and the Peninsula trusts for treatments. Time to show off your legs again!

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

As the procedure is done under local anaesthetic, most patients feel very little to no discomfort.
The great news is that you walk right out after the treatment and you can immediately get back to regular activities. Most patients may feel a slight ache for the first few days, but it slowly improves. For discomfort that last longer, we recommend paracetamol or Nurofen.
This is the most efficient and successful treatment for varicose veins, with closure rates of 99.8%. This means that the chances of the vein returning in the same region are extremely low.
Endovenous Laser Ablation is performed for either cosmetic or health reasons such as reducing pain and discomfort caused by abnormally large veins. EVLA can ease the following symptoms: throbbing pain, painful swelling of the veins, leg fatigue, swollen feet and ankles, colour changes in the lower leg or skin irritation or dry skin.
EVLA is one of the most advanced, state-of-the-art treatments of unsightly veins. It’s a highly effective relief from unpleasant varicose veins or painful varices. The risks are minimal. In less than an hour, you’ll get your confidence back and you’ll set your feet free from this uncomfortable condition.

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.

Feels almost like a pulled muscle, but gets better over the first few days. Won’t keep you from moving around as usual. Keep Paracetamol or Nurofen handy, just in case.
Once the treatment is completed, the vein becomes hard, almost like a cord. This feeling goes away in a few weeks. No need to worry about it.
This often happens a week after the treatment due to trapped blood. These are lumps felt in areas where the varicose veins were. They are often tender to touch but slowly decrease in size on their own or when removed with a needle.
Varicose veins are typically caused by fragile or faulty vein walls and valves that allow blood to flow in a wrong direction. Potential causes include pregnancy, standing or sitting for long periods of time, old age, obesity, menopause or a family history of varicose veins.

Minimally invasive vein treatments by Doctor Vein

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Hey, I'm Dr Ganesha Param and I offer a full range of non invasive, surgery free treatments to remove varicose veins & spider veins.

If you are unsure if your symptoms are caused by chronic venous disease including varicose veins, spider veins or any associated signs, book a consult with me and I’ll  be able to guide you to through.