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Laser Vein Removal

Have You Considered Laser Vein Removal at Our Established Los Angeles Clinic?

Advances in technology and pioneering fresh methods mean that treatment for varicose veins is simpler, safer and more effective than previously available. It’s estimated that around 1 in 4 of us will suffer from varicose veins at some point, with that figure rising to 1 in 2 in the over-50 age range. Caused by the reduced efficiency of the venous valves and diminishing compression effects of the venous walls, blood pooling leads to the swollen, painful veins that cause problems to so many individuals. Not only do varicose veins often result in itching, discomfort and even ulcers, they can also look unsightly. If you’re suffering from any of these problems, endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins could be the perfect solution.

What Is EVLT® Endovenous Laser Treatment?

We have evaluated all the endovenous laser treatment options on the market and decided to offer our patients the one we believe to be the most comfortable, effective and safest. Sophisticated technology means that the procedure is safer and more effective than ever before. Endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins is a day procedure that requires only a local anesthetic. Once the area is numb, the surgeon uses an ultrasound guided laser to seal the vein. Guided by ultrasound, a catheter is inserted into the vein to facilitate the progress of the laser down the length of the vein. Once the vein has been sealed, the tissue dies and is naturally reabsorbed by the body. The procedure is relatively quick (less than an hour) and patients can go home as soon as it’s complete. We recommend that patients don’t drive immediately after surgery. The leg will be bandaged with a compression bandage for a few weeks after surgery and patients will need to wear a compression stocking.

Is Laser Varicose Vein Removal Safe?

The advanced equipment we use combined with the skill of our highly qualified and experienced team means that this is one of the safest procedures available for the effective treatment of varicose veins. We put in place a number of checks and safeguards to protect patient health and our selection of a highly sophisticated laser ensures that every patient receives the very best care possible. Our assessment and diagnostic process is very thorough, ensuring that there are no contraindications to treatment before start the procedure. Only a local anesthetic is required, removing the risks associated with general anesthesia. Rather than the multiple incisions that were previously required for successful varicose vein removal, the laser technique involves one small cut for the insertion of the catheter. This works to minimize the risk of infection or wound complications. The speed of the procedure and the fact that patients walk in and walk out afterwards reduces the risk of the problems that can occur with prolonged immobility and bed rest. As well as doing everything we can to reduce risks before and during the procedure, we also offer a package of after care, ensuring every patient gets the attention they need to make good recovery.

The Advantages of Laser Treatment for Spider Veins and Varicose Veins in Los Angeles

Laser treatment for varicose veins has a number of benefits. Widely used for the successful removal of veins in the legs, common advantages include:

  • The process is minimally invasive. This makes it widely accessible to patients, even those with pre-existing conditions that mean conventional vein surgery may not be right for them.
  • Recovery is rapid. Patients can usually walk out of the clinic as soon as surgery is complete and resume their everyday activities.
  • No general anesthesia is required.
  • The procedure can usually be carried out in a clinic setting, so no need for an operating room visit.
  • Statistically the procedure has an extremely high success rate. Studies show that more than 90% of patients undergoing the treatment get the outcomes they’re looking for.

Side Effects of Laser Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Removal

As one of the safest and most effective varicose vein removal procedures, common side effects are minor and normally resolve themselves without any further intervention. Most patients experience bruising and some discomfort; however, this normally dissipates after a few days. Numbness and phlebitis may also occur infrequently. Very rarely (studies indicate that less than one in a hundred patients), patients may receive a burn to the skin or nerves surrounding the vein, or suffer a Deep Vein Thrombosis. In the event that you notice any uncomfortable side effects, or are concerned in any way following your laser surgery procedure, our team will always be happy to help.

Laser Vein Removal