Only 25% of those who suffer from venous insufficiency, even know they have a problem.
One of the procedures that Dr. Colin Bailey of Bailey Cosmetic Surgery and Vein Centre performs is with the Endovenous Laser Therapy, simply known as EVLT. This minimally invasive procedure treats venous insufficiency without the painful vein stripping process. Fast, safe and effective, the EVLT procedure allows patients to resume normal activities almost immediately. Benefits of this procedure include:
· Immediate relief from symptoms
· NO downtime!
· No scarring
· Up to a 98% success rate in patients
· No general anesthesia
· Outpatient, taking less than an hour to perform
Endovenous Laser Therapy Procedure
Dr. Bailey will identify the refluxing veins, during the procedure, with an ultrasound device. Local anesthetic is then used to minimize the patient’s discomfort. Once the laser fiber (inserted through a small needle into the abnormal vein) is in correct position, the laser is turned on. Heat from the laser then seals the vein closed as the fiber is withdrawn. Patients are left with only a 1 millimeter puncture. After the procedure, the patient’s blood will automatically be rerouted into the healthy veins with properly working valves.
Results and recovery
Most patients experience mild tenderness and slight bruising after the EVLT procedure, simply treated with Ibuprofen or other over the counter anti – inflammatory medicine. The next day patients return to work and normal activities. Occasionally, patients have reported a mild tingling sensation along the course of the vein.
For more info on this and other vein procedures, visit baileyveinandskincare.com.