When it comes to successfully treating venous deficiencies, we have the latest technologies and techniques at Vein Specialists of Pittsburgh. Treating bulging, protruding varicose veins on the legs no longer has to be an extensive, intimidating procedure, and our endovenous laser ablation treatments can clear these unattractive veins from your skin with minimal disruption to your daily activities.
Serving Pittsburgh and surrounding areas, Vein Specialists of Pittsburgh is led by Dr. Valerie Drnovsek. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how endovenous laser ablation can eliminate nuisance varicose veins from your skin.
What is Endovenous Laser Ablation?
With a success rate of 98-100 percent, endovenous laser ablation, or EVLT, is a micro-invasive procedure that internally disables deficient veins and removes them from the body using natural processes. This is typically an in-office procedure that can be performed quickly in about 30 minutes, allowing you to resume your normal activities without having to accommodate an extensive procedure.
How Does Endovenous Laser Ablation Work?
During EVLT treatment, our medical team will create a tiny point of entry in the skin and insert a thin laser fiber through the affected vein. Small pulses of laser energy are then released, disrupting the walls of treated veins and causing them to seal shut as the fiber is slowly removed from the vein. This reroutes the blood through healthy veins, and over time the treated vein is removed by the body and turned into scar tissue that will fade over time.
Endovenous laser ablation is one of the most advanced vein removal procedures in vascular medicine, and is practiced by vein experts around the world.
Is There Any Recovery Time?
The tiny incision created during EVLT is typically too small to require sutures or aftercare, resulting in zero recovery time or healing after this procedure. Most patients return to normal activities immediately after treatment with no complications or discomfort, although a daily walking regimen may be advised in order to maintain good circulation as the body works to remove treated veins.
Who is a Good Candidate for Endovenous Laser Ablation?
Although varicose veins may all look alike underneath the skin, not all types of this vascular condition qualify for EVLT treatment. The best way to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure is to contact Dr. Drnovsek and our medical team for a thorough evaluation to determine if EVLT can provide optimal treatment for your condition.
Contact Vein Specialists of Pittsburgh today to schedule a consultation and find out how endovenous laser ablation can help remove unappealing varicose veins from your legs with quick treatment and no downtime.