Could EVLT Be Right for You?

Endovenous laser ablation treatment (EVLT) is a fast, minimally invasive and highly effective treatment for varicose veins. If you would like to reduce the symptoms and appearance of your varicose veins, EVLT is one of many treatment options to consider.

Find out whether this procedure is right for you, and how to contact The Vein Institute of Hunterdon when you’re ready for vein treatment.

What Is EVLT?

EVLT stands for endovenous laser ablation treatment. This treatment comes with several benefits: it is minimally invasive, produces no downtime or scarring and does not require general anesthesia. Treatment sessions usually last under an hour and are conveniently performed in an outpatient setting.

During EVLT, the provider will give you local anesthesia to reduce pain in the treatment area. Next, the provider will insert a tiny laser fiber into your skin and directly into the varicose vein you want to treat. The fiber delivers laser energy into the vein wall, which causes it to collapse and close.

After the varicose vein collapses, any blood that flowed through that vein is redirected to nearby, healthy veins. Over time, the varicose vein will gradually disappear, and your symptoms will eventually go away.

Which Issues Can Be Treated With EVLT?

EVLT is primarily used to treat varicose veins, especially varicose veins that have led to the development of chronic venous disease. It is typically recommended when varicose veins and their symptoms do not respond to compression stockings and other conventional vein treatments.

Are You a Candidate for EVLT?

EVLT may be ideal for you if you’re looking for a fast, non-surgical and minimally invasive way to reduce the appearance of your veins or if your goal is to reduce symptoms of varicose veins and/or chronic venous disease.

You may also want to consider EVLT if you have already tried conventional treatments such as compression stockings and exercise without seeing results.

This treatment may not be right for you if you are pregnant or have one of the following conditions:

  • Acute deep vein thrombosis
  • Arterial insufficiency
  • A skin infection near the varicose vein

To confirm whether EVLT is right for you, consult with a provider at The Vein Institute of Hunterdon who can help you choose the best treatment option.

Contact us at (908) 788-0066 to request an appointment if you have varicose veins and want to discuss your treatment options. Our vein specialists can review your medical history, perform an exam and determine whether EVLT is right for you.