VenaCure EVLT eliminates varicose veins at the source. The twisted bulging that causes discomfort and embarrassment results from faulty valves in the veins. As blood flows through your veins to the heart, stop valves are supposed to prevent the blood from flowing backwards as gravity pulls it down. If the valves don’t close properly, blood pools in the vein, forcing the walls to enlarge and bulge out. EVLT uses targeted laser energy to seal the vein shut and help you look and feel better fast.
The EVLT Procedure
EVLT is a quick, minimally invasive laser procedure that leaves no scar and can be performed in your doctor’s office. The treatment takes less than one hour. Here’s what to expect:
Treatment in less than an hour
Immediate relief of symptoms
Return to normal activity immediately- with little or no pain
No general anesthesia or hospitalization
How does EVLT work?
The laser energy damages the vein walls, shrinking them and closing the faulty vein so that the blood cannot flow through it. This eliminates vein bulging at its source.
Is loss of this vein a problem?
No. After treatment, blood in the faulty veins will be diverted to the many normal veins in the leg.
What are the complications of this procedure?
The only minimal complications experienced with EVLT have been a small number of cases of numbness that passes quickly.
Am I at risk from the laser?
No. Just as a precaution against accidental firing of laser energy outside the body, you will be given a pair of special glasses to protect your eyes.
How successful is EVLT?
Published clinical studies show that EVLT has a 98% initial success rate with excellent long-term results.
Please see www.theveinandlasercentre.ca for more information.