EVLT: Endovenous Laser Treatment
The thought of lasers working away on your legs may be scary initially, but you’re in good hands with the vein doctors at The Vein and Laser Center of Northern Colorado. EVLT is most often used for varicose veins treatment.
EVLT uses laser energy, which is essentially a highly concentrated beam of light. These medical lasers will target the affected tissue incredibly precisely and prevents any surrounding tissue from being affected.
We offer the “Never Touch” gold-tip fiber, which allows us to reach high standards of patient comfort. This fiber is inserted into the damaged vein, and a laser light is then emitted through the fiber. As your vein doctor pulls the fiber back through the vein, it delivers energy that reacts the the tissue and causes the vein to close and seal shut.
You don’t need to worry about this disrupting your body’s blood flow, however. These are superficial veins that handle less than five percent of blood flow, and your body will naturally reroute it to healthy veins instead.
This vein treatment is highly effective for varicose veins pain relief. Visit our vein clinic for a free screening and to find out if this is the right varicose vein surgery for you.
- The outpatient surgery will take about an hour
- You will be up and walking for 20 minutes on our treadmill immediately following the procedure!