Endovenous Laser Therapy, known as EVLT, is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat venous insufficiency. EVLT is an effective procedure that utilizes a laser fiber to treat the cause of varicose veins.
Benefits of Endovenous Laser Therapy
EVLT is a relatively uncomplicated procedure. Some of the benefits of this therapy include:
- Minimally invasive
- Is an outpatient procedure
- Limited recovery time
- Does not require general anesthesia
- Results in no scarring
- Has a success rate of 97 percent
Recovery from Endovenous Laser Therapy
After the EVLT procedure, most patients experience mild bruising and tightness in the legs, although these side effects usually subside within a few days. Patients can return home immediately and are able to resume work and other normal activities the next day. Exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for 5 – 7 days.
Once the procedure is completed and recovery has taken place, most patients can enjoy pain-free, more attractive legs. As many as 98 percent of patients who have EVLT are satisfied with the results.