Varicose Vein Laser Therapy at Hedden Plastic Surgery
Varicose Veins Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
EVLT Eliminates Varicose Veins at the Source
The No. 1 choice for eliminating varicose veins, EVLT® is a simple and effective minimally-invasive procedure that takes less than an hour to complete at our Birmingham, Alabama office. EVLT is FDA-approved and is rapidly becoming the "gold standard" for treating varicose veins with more than 100,000 procedures performed to date.
During the procedure, local anesthesia is used to ensure a comfortable experience for each patient. A thin laser fiber, guided by ultrasound, is then inserted into the varicose vein. Laser energy is directed along and inside of the varicose vein to seal it shut. Normal blood flow to the legs is sustained by healthy veins while the treated vein is absorbed by the body.
Immediate Improvement & No Downtime
Following an EVLT procedure at Hedden Plastic Surgery, most patients are up and around immediately and can resume normal activities. Possible side effects include minor soreness and bruising, which usually goes away during the first several weeks. Patients may also feel a delayed tightness, or "pulling" sensation, about 4 to 7 days after their EVLT varicose vein treatment.
If you would like to learn more about Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) for eliminating unsightly varicose veins, please contact Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama today.