Laser Vein Center
If you’re one of the more than 25 million Americans who suffer from uncomfortable and unsightly varicose veins, we offer a non-surgical treatment that is safe and requires little-to-no downtime.
The VenaCure EVLT™ laser vein treatment procedure utilizes laser energy to achieve proven results without the discomfort and lengthy recovery experienced through the surgical option of ligation and vein stripping. The entire procedure takes less than 45 minutes, and depending on the severity of the condition, may be covered by insurance.
About Varicose Veins
Varicose veins can develop through a combination of weakened vein walls and faulty valves. Under a variety of circumstances, normally toned, elastic vein walls can become weak and allow the recirculating blood that should be moving towards your heart to flow backward. One-way valves in these veins - which open and enable blood to flow through on its way upward, then close to stop blood from flowing backward - can also fail to function properly. This allows blood to pool and pressure to build up, which further weakens and subsequently damages the veins, causing them to become twisted, enlarged and painful. Up to 40% of women and 25% of men are affected by this condition.
About Laser Vein Treatment
Simply put, a laser is a highly concentrated beam of light. Medical lasers work by delivering this light energy to the targeted tissue with extreme precision, so as not to affect the surrounding tissue. Lasers have proven to be both safe and effective treatment for varicose veins.
The entire procedure lasts about 45 minutes and requires only a local anesthetic. During the procedure, a thin fiber is inserted into the damaged vein. A laser light is emitted though the fiber, delivering just the right amount of energy. The targeted tissue reacts with the light energy, causing the vein to close and seal shut. The veins that are closed off are superficial veins that handle less than 5% of your blood flow. Most people experience minimal discomfort during the procedure.
After the procedure, you are encouraged to walk right away and you can resume normal activity the same day with some restrictions. Some patients may experience temporary soreness, which can be treated effectively with over-the-counter, non-aspirin pain relievers. Symptoms of soreness should subside within a few days, depending on the severity of the condition.
Following treatment, a sclerotherapy agent, called Varithena®, is often used to treat remaining, smaller varicose veins.
After treatment, the appearance of the abnormal vein will improve over time with minimal-to-no scarring.
John Tentinger, MD