Endovenous Laser Treatment is a minimally invasive procedure through which a thin laser fiber is inserted inside the faulty vein under local anesthetic. The laser fiber delivers energy to the vein wall causing it to collapse and seal shut. The blood flow is immediately diverted into nearby functional veins. Patients experience very little, if any, discomfort during this non-invasive vein procedure.
Laser treatment has proven to be up to 98% effective in clinical trials. Veins that have been treated are unlikely to become problematic again.*
* data source: VenaCure EVLT™
Information sourced from the American Vein and Lymphatic Society, Sciton and Medtronic.