Endovenous Laser Treatment (ELT), also known as Endovenous Laser Therapy or Endovenous Ablation, is a revolutionary procedure for treating varicose veins. As opposed to obsolete surgical treatments such as vein stripping, ELT involves no surgery or scarring, it is minimally invasive, with zero downtime and minimum risks. On top of all the benefits, you will also appreciate high effectiveness of this procedure when treating chronic venous insufficiency.
Estimates say that at least 20-25 million of American men and women are affected by vein-related disorders, which means varicose and spider veins have become a big problem. Former procedures used to treat spider and varicose veins required costly, time-consuming and complicated surgeries. The recovery period was too long, general anesthesia brought many potential risks and side-effects, and the fancy hospital trip got you stitches and an occasional post-op infection as souvenirs.
Luckily, that’s no longer the case thanks to the advanced technology modern medicine now applies. Surgery is not necessary to treat spider and varicose veins – instead, minimally invasive, clean techniques are on the rise.
Endovenous Laser Treatment is an image-guided procedure performed on an outpatient basis. Your physician will use targeted laser or radio frequency energy to seal an enlarged vein shut and thus treat your varicose veins. The laser energy damages the vein walls, which subsequently shrink and close the varicose vein so that the blood can no longer flow through it. Using the ultrasound, ELT is able to detect the faulty veins more accurately and effectively than many other surgical procedures (e.g. vein stripping).
With a short recovery period, your varicose vein related symptoms will be relieved immediately and sooner or later, you’ll be able to wear skirts again and enjoy your smooth, healthy looking legs!