At war with varicose veins? If so, you're not alone—roughly 40 million Americans (mostly women) suffer from them. The good news is that an innovative new treatment option is changing the game.
Getting rid of varicose veins—how endovascular laser ablation can help
Varicose veins are diseased veins that aren't circulating blood as they should. This is because of damaged valves that are meant to carry blood toward the heart. Faulty valves cause a backup of blood in the veins. As a result, the veins often appear as bulging, snake-like fixtures on the legs.
USA Vein Clinics use EVLT (endovenous laser therapy) to correct malfunctioning veins in a unique way. Instead of removing the vein altogether (also known as vein stripping), EVLT uses laser energy to seal off the faulty vein. Not only is the non-surgical procedure relatively painless, it's also quick and remarkably effective. Plus, it's a permanent fix for bulging varicose veins and venous insufficiency (aka when veins circulate blood inadequately).
How does EVLT work? The in-office treatment relies on a super-thin laser fiber that's inserted directly into the malfunctioning vein. Using ultrasound technology, the doctor delivers laser energy that heats—and then closes—the diseased veins. After closing down damaged veins, blood is instantly redirected to healthy veins. The best part? The whole process usually only takes about 15 minutes.
USA Vein Clinics use local anesthesia to numb the affected areas beforehand. Even so, most patients are able to resume their everyday routines immediately following EVLT. This includes walking, driving, working—you name it.
Since 2005, USA Vein Clinics have used EVLT to help over 10,000 patients overcome venous insufficiency. While eliminating unsightly veins is enough of a reason to go for it, the procedure also comes with serious health benefits. Poor circulation doesn't stop at just varicose veins. It's also associated with heaviness in the legs, uncomfortable cramping, dangerous ulcers, blood clots, and infections. Knocking out these issues with a 15-minute, in-office procedure has been a life-changer for many.
Since the healing process requires that patients wear compression stockings for several weeks afterward, the fall and winter months represent the best time of year to explore EVLT. And with 26 USA Vein Clinics throughout the country, finding your nearest treatment center is a snap.
Worried about the cost? If you've already met your deductable, flex dollars and health savings accounts can be used to reduce out-of-pocket expenses. USA Vein Clinics also accept both Medicare and Medicaid.
To learn more, call 917-717-5135.