Varicose veins are more than a cosmetic nuisance. If left untreated they can lead to serious health problems. Some of the more intense issues include persistent leg swelling, chronic leg pain, dry/thinned skin, inflammation, scaling skin and even open sores. Physicians Vein Clinics offers one of the most advanced treatments available to successfully treat varicose veins without surgery. In the past, varicose veins were treated by tying and removing the abnormal veins through a surgical procedure in a hospital operating room. Today medical technology continues to advance, and what once required surgery can now be performed using a laser procedure called EVLA, or Endovenous Laser Ablation. EVLA is a minimally invasive method for treating varicose veins of the leg using laser energy to shrink and seal the veins shut. After infiltration of local anesthetic, a thin fiber optic probe is guided by ultrasound through the abnormal vein. Heat from the laser is delivered to the varicose vein, treating and eliminating the walls of the vein and causing the body to naturally absorb the tissue. There is no need to be concerned with the loss of the damaged vein. Since the varicose vein is obviously dysfunctional, it can be detrimental to your overall circulatory health. Consequently, once a varicose vein is treated by EVLA, the remaining blood flow is rerouted to normal, healthy veins within the leg where it returns to the heart and lungs.
The EVLA procedure offers many advantages to those struggling with varicose veins. First, it is recognized as a medical procedure and is often covered by insurance for those who qualify. Next, it is an in-office procedure performed, on average, in less than 1 hour with no need for a hospital stay. It offers significant relief from symptoms almost immediately with no unsightly scarring or large prominent incisions. Barring any unique health issues, the patient can resume normal daily activities immediately.
Call Physicians Vein Clinics at 1-800-VEIN DOC to schedule your free vein screening today and be on your way to experiencing a lifestyle of renewed health and wellness.