ELVeS® is an acronym for an endovenous laser procedure for the treatment of varicose veins. This method uses laser energy that is delivered from inside the vein to close it off. It is a minimally-invasive procedure, and you can return to work or your normally daily routine quickly. In addition, treatment using ELVeS® laser for varicose veins is done in the comfort of our office and does not require a visit to the hospital.
When varicose veins develop, it is almost always in the legs. A primary cause is the pooling of the blood. This can happen when the valves inside the veins fail to function as they should. These valves are there to act as check valves to keep the blood from flowing backwards as the force of gravity tries to pull the blood towards the ground. This is the opposite direction of the normal flow. The pooling of the blood causes more pressure to be exerted against the vessel walls, causing them to enlarge and turn into varicose veins.
Varicose veins tend to bulge out. They are also frequently blue and visible through the skin. The impact these veins have on the appearance makes many people seek treatments to have them removed.
In addition to the appearance problems varicose veins can cause, there can also be symptoms that make life uncomfortable, to say the least. People with the condition often experience tingling, numbness, itching, burning and aching. Swelling around the ankles and in the lower legs is common also. People who spend much of the day on their feet usually find that these symptoms worsen later in the day.
During treatment using ELVeS® laser for varicose veins, ultrasound is used to find the vein. A thin fiber and probe are then used to emit laser energy inside the vein. The heat will then safely destroy and close the vein. After that, the body will begin to absorb the tissue that is left of the treated vein and it will disappear from view.
This method is an excellent choice for the removal of varicose veins. Endovenous treatments are especially beneficial for larger veins that may be difficult to treat with lasers that are used from outside the skin.
Do you want to learn more about treatments using ELVeS® laser for varicose veins? The first thing you should do is schedule a consultation at the South Texas Vein Institute in Edinburg. Our team of venous experts can evaluate your condition and review your medical history to ensure that you are a good candidate for ELVeS® laser for varicose veins. Contact us today to book an appointment!