What is Endovenous Laser Treatment?
VenaCure Endovenous Laser treatment is used for the elimination of varicose veins. It is the current gold-standard in the treatment of this condition as the procedure does not require general anesthesia and is minimally invasive.
How does Endovenous Laser Treatment work?
Endovenous Laser Treatment uses laser energy, which is a highly-concentrated beam of light. Medical lasers work by delivering this light energy to the targeted tissue with extreme precision, so as not to affect the surrounding tissue. These lasers have proven their safety and effectiveness throughout years in all types of medical procedures, from eye surgery to dermatology. In the hands of a skilled physician, Endovenous Laser Treatment offers far less of a risk of complications than that of conventional surgery.
In Endovenous Laser treatment, a thin fiber is inserted into the damaged vein through a very small entry point in the skin. A laser light is emitted through the fiber and as the fiber is pulled back through the vein, it delivers just the right amount of energy. The targeted tissue reacts with this light energy, causing the vein to close and seal shut. The veins that are closed are superficial veins that handle less than five percent of the body’s blood flow. The blood is automatically routed to other, healthy veins.
Some physicians are now using a jacketed fiber, which prevents any contact between the fiber and the vein wall. This prevents much of the pain and bruising that is often associated with the more conventional method of ligation and stripping.
After the Procedure
The procedure is minimally invasive and requires no general anesthesia. Only local anesthetic is used to numb the area where the physician is working. Patients are encouraged to walk immediately after the procedure and can resume normal activities the same day.
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