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EndovascularLaser TreatmentOf Varicose Veins(EVLT)

The Difference You’re Looking For

As one of our most popular treatments, this treatment has helped countless patients feel better, happier and more confident.

Our team works closely with our patients to understand their needs precisely and ensure they get exactly the results that give them relief and wellness.

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Endovascular Laser Treatment Of Varicose Veins

Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) is effectively and safely used to treat varicose veins with a minimally invasive approach.


During Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT), a thin fibre optic laser is inserted into the targeted vein. The laser generates an intense light energy that is directed towards the vein walls through a radial laser tip. The light energy transforms into heat, which damages the vein walls, leading to the breakdown of collagen. This results in fibrosis of the vascular walls and eventual collapse of the blood vessel. The body then naturally absorbs the dead tissue and eliminates the abnormal veins.

Targeted laser energy seals the greater saphenous vein shut, shrinking the branch veins. Thermal ablation causes contraction and permanent occlusion of the treated blood vessel.

EVLT is typically performed on an outpatient basis under local anaesthesia. The recovery time is short.

EVLT is the only minimally invasive laser treatment for greater saphenous vein reflux with long-term clinical evidence. With more than a 10-year follow-up and data proving the exceptional safety and efficacy of the procedure, practitioners and patients feel confident about EVLT, which avoids the commonly encountered side effects of surgical vein stripping.

EVLT is the most widely practised minimally invasive procedure in the world for eliminating varicose veins. 

  1. EVLT is normally a 30-to-60-minute outpatient procedure. You walk in, have the procedure, and then go out.

  2. EVLT is performed only under local anaesthesia. No general anaesthesia is needed.

  3. EVLT has a 98% success rate.

  4. EVLT gives no scarring. 

  5. EVLT shows a very low risk of complications.

  6. EVLT allows a fast return to normal activities.

  7. EVLT is reimbursable by most health insurance plans.

Around 40% of women and 25% of men suffer from bulging leg veins due to greater saphenous vein reflux. Now, EVLT can be offered as an effective alternative to painful surgery to this significant patient population.

From the advanced world of minimally invasive laser treatment comes a safe fast effective treatment for a pervasive element that affects the quality of life for millions of people worldwide - the twisted and bulging veins of the greater saphenous vein reflux. 

Twisted bulging veins represent an enormous problem worldwide. It is estimated that 80 million Americans alone suffer from bulging veins of more significant saphenous veins reflux.

But bulging veins are not just a cosmetic problem. Many people suffer symptoms such as pain and swelling. These painful veins can significantly impact lifestyle and are responsible for the loss of millions of working hours worldwide.

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