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Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
#1 Choice for Eliminating Varicose Veins
Non-Surgical Varicose Vein Treatment
Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) for Varicose Veins at Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama
Remember life before bulging, twisted varicose veins? You can have that freedom again with the EVLT procedure.
Tens of millions of people — up to 40% of women and 25% of men — suffer from varicose veins. Symptoms may include raised, dark blue or purple leg veins that cause burning, throbbing and swelling. Traditionally, painful surgery was the best treatment option. Now there's safe, fast and comfortable EVLT.
Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is a minimally-invasive solution for people who are affected by troublesome varicose veins. Contact the Varicose Vein Center at Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama today to find out more about today's No. 1 choice for eliminating varicose veins with a safe, comfortable procedure.
The EVLT Procedure
EVLT Endovenous Laser Treatment is a quick, minimally-invasive laser procedure that does not leave a scar and can be performed in our Birmingham-Hoover area office in Greystone just off highway 280. The treatment takes less than 1 hour. Here's what to expect:
- Your doctor uses ultrasound to map out your vein
- Local anesthetic is applied
- A thin laser fiber is inserted through a tiny entry point, usually near the knee
- Laser energy is delivered to seal the faulty vein
- Walking immediately after the procedure is encouraged. Normal daily activity can be resumed (just avoid rigorous activities, such as gym workouts).
- There may be minor soreness and bruising. Any discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter, non-aspirin pain relievers as needed.