Varicose veins in the legs are not merely a cosmetic issue. Circulation concerns in the lower extremities can cause heaviness in the legs along with pain, swelling, aching and throbbing. Modern techniques using the latest technology provide patients the option to receive treatment without the need for invasive surgery. Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) is a minimally invasive alternative to surgery that has the potential to ease your symptoms significantly.
Since EVLA eliminates the need for open surgery, it is much less risky. It also takes less time, recovery time is minimal, is less likely to cause complications, there is no scarring and patients experience little to no discomfort.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM ENDOVENOUS LASER ABLATION?
Varicose veins occur when the vein valves in the lower legs stop functioning correctly, allowing the blood to pool inside the veins and causing the veins to bulge. EVLA is a technique that uses a small laser catheter to close the veins that are functioning abnormally. Once the malfunctioning veins are closed off, your body redirects blood flow through the healthy veins. Since EVLA is minimally invasive, the technique is performed as an outpatient procedure, does not require general anesthesia, and can take less than one hour to complete.
Who Can Benefit From EVLA?
Anyone with symptomatic circulation issues in the legs can potentially find relief using the EVLA technique. Varicose veins are often visibly enlarged and cause discomfort for those who experience them. Some patients choose EVLA for cosmetic reasons, but the majority seek out the procedure to find relief from uncomfortable symptoms.
Restless and aching legs
Painful and swollen veins
Heaviness in the legs
Ulcers or other skin irritation
Discoloration and bruising
What Are the Results of EVLA?
The results depend on the severity of the condition and the symptoms the patient is suffering prior to treatment. A major benefit of EVLA over traditional techniques is the recovery time. No stitches are needed after the procedure since only a small nick in the skin is required. Patients can typically expect to return to normal activities almost immediately. The treated veins eventually shrink away and can become nearly invisible over time. Individuals who were experiencing symptoms uncomfortable enough to seek surgery can experience considerable pain relief after being treated with the EVLA procedure.
Why Choose Northern Illinois Vein Clinic?
If you have been considering contacting a vein specialist to explore treatment options for your varicose veins, there is no reason to continue to wait. The professionals at Northern Illinois Vein Clinic combine the latest technology and modern techniques with the reliability that comes with years of experience. To receive more information about Endovenous Laser Ablation or any other services our clinic has to offer, contact Northern Illinois Vein Clinic to request a consultation today, or call (779) 696-8346.
Long days of teaching exacerbated the burning and restless feelings in Kendra Brauer’s legs. The bruises and visible veins also provoked curious questions from her second-grade students if she wore anything shorter than full-length pants. Brauer first noticed a bruise on her leg when she was in her mid-20s. Slowly, more veins showed up and […]