EndoVenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is the newest and most exciting procedure for large varicose veins. Before EVLT, surgical stripping was used to tie off the vein in the groin and remove varicose veins on the inside of the leg.
This resulted in one 3 inch scar in the groin, and multiple 1 inch scars below. With EVLT, one 3mm incision is made on the inside of the knee and a tine laser fiber is placed inside the vein up to the groin. The heat from the laser seals the vein as the fiber is removed. EVLT is performed in the office with only local anesthesia.
The clients walk immediately after treatment and wear a bandage and stocking for 1 week. For more information, go to www.evlt.com.