Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) Treatment For Your Varicose Veins

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) Treatment provides an effective alternative to the traditional surgical varicose vein treatment. You no longer have to turn to surgery in order to get relief from your painful, unsightly varicose veins – one fast appointment with Summit Skin & Vein Care in Lee’s Summit and by the next day you can return to your normal activities with the beauty of your skin restored.

Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment Vs. Surgical Varicose Vein Treatment

Surgical varicose vein treatment involves stripping the greater saphenous vein (GSV) and the short saphenous vein (SSV). With Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment, we insert a small laser fiber, usually through a needle stick in the skin, into the varicose vein. This fiber delivers pulses of light into the vein, which causes it to collapse and seal shut.

What to Expect from Your Treatment

Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment is done in our office under local anesthesia.Following the procedure, which generally takes about an hour, we protect the area using a bandage or compression hose. You may return to work and resume normal activities the next day. Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment has been found to be more effective with fewer complications and less pain than traditional vein stripping techniques.

Why Consider Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment

Varicose veins are simply enlarged, twisted veins that generally do not cause problems for those who have them, but they are unsightly and can even cause pain or discomfort for some people. Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment is less invasive than a surgical response and is 95 to 98% effective at closing your varicose veins to reveal a healthy, clear complexion.

Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment Procedure

How to Prepare For Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment

Please let us know all the medications you are taking – even herbal supplements and vitamins. Tell us if you have any allergies, especially to local anesthetic medications, general anesthesia or to contrast dye that contains iodine. We will let you know if you need to cease the use of any medications prior to your treatment. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to the appointment and plan to have someone drive you home after we’re done. You should be able to return to your normal activities the following day.

What Are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are larger-than-normal, gnarled veins most often in the legs and caused by a pooling of blood from valves within the veins not closing all of the way.  Varicose veins affect about half of the people who are 50 years or older. They can lead to more serious health issues and are hereditary. They most often occur in women and in older people, but pregnant women can also get them – though they tend to go away a few months after your pregnancy. If you have varicose veins and notice heaviness, tightness, pain with walking and cramps in your legs, these symptoms could be caused by varicose veins, which is why many people choose to treat them medically.

Are Varicose Veins Different From Spider Veins?

Yes, varicose veins are different from spider veins. Varicose veins are large and bulging veins that can be seen and felt and are caused by blood pooling in them. Spider veins are tiny red or blue lines that look like a piece of webbing underneath your skin – they cannot be felt. Spider veins don’t tend to have the same side effects of pain and leg swelling that can be associated with varicose veins. They are also not always caused by leaky valves making blood pool, they can be caused by other venous insufficiencies. Spider veins do not always lead to varicose veins, although it is possible to have both.

Call Us Today For Varicose Vein Treatment in Lee’s Summit!

To learn more about this varicose vein treatment procedure and to see if this may be the right option for you, call Summit Skin & Vein Care today at (816) 533-4398 in Lee’s Summit.

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