Varicose veins are abnormal bulging veins below the skin surface that are unsightly and often painful. They frequently cause swelling and discomfort in the legs, especially during periods of prolonged standing. If left untreated, varicose veins can lead to permanent skin changes and sometimes ulceration. Our InvisiVein™ EVLT procedure is a laser treatment alternative to traditional surgical stripping, and is covered by most insurance plans.
The InvisiVein™ Laser works by delivering a highly concentrated beam of light energy to the targeted (vein) tissue with extreme precision so as not to affect the surrounding tissue. This closes the cause of varicose veins and allows blood flow to be redirected to healthy veins. Laser treatments have proven their safety and effectiveness through years of use and have far less risk and complications than the more invasive surgical vein stripping procedure. Patients resume activity immediately and see results quickly.
Our consultants can advise you if this simple, non-invasive treatment is right for you.
How is a laser procedure different from surgery?
Surgery involves considerable preparation, general anesthesia, large incisions, higher risk of infection, greater pain in the affected areas, and a lengthy recovery period. The medical laser technology used in our InvisiVein procedure eliminates all of that. It’s “minimally invasive.” The entry point through which your physician gets the laser fiber to the target area is extremely small, not even requiring a stitch. There is really no recovery to speak of. In fact, you’ll be up and walking as soon as it’s over, able to return to full normal activity.
What Can I Expect With the Procedure?
Local anesthesia is used. Valium is generally used as a sedative or relaxant. After treatment, you can quickly return to normal activities.
How Soon Will I See Results?
You will see immediate results and improvement in the appearance and symptoms of the treated area following your laser vein treatment.
What Are The Side Effects?
The most common side effect is bruising around the treated area. This will resolve within 2-3 weeks of the treatment.
Will Insurance Cover This Procedure?
Varicose veins are a medical condition. Varicose Vein treatments are covered by most insurance plans. If you have any questions, it is best to talk with your provider.
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