Varicose veins represent one of the most challenging problems. They can develop due to a number of conditions, and the symptoms they bring can be crippling.
The inherent problem with treating these enlarged veins revolves around the fact that varicose veins carry a blood supply. Attempting to surgically remove them is both tricky and accompanied by a plethora of unwanted side effects like scarring and lengthy recovery periods.
ELVeS® represents one of the most advanced ways to treat the large veins responsible for varicose veins. It can do so in a minimally invasive way, which allows you to resume your life with less waiting.
What is ELVeS®?
ELVeS®, an acronym for Endo Laser Vein System, utilizes laser photons to transmit energy to varicose veins. This procedure is less invasive, safer for the patient, and more reliable than other varicose vein treatments.
This treatment works by having a very thin fiber applied to the varicose vein. The laser turns on, and energy is transmitted to the vein. This energy interacts with the water in the surrounding vein tissue to occlude the vein permanently.
This allows ELVeS® to eliminate both the appearance and the symptoms associated with varicose veins. It can do so in a way that takes under an hour without causing painful bruising, pinching or other painful systems associated with other varicose vein treatments.
How Does the ELVeS® Procedure Work?
When you choose to undergo the ELVeS® procedure, the doctor will examine the area you wish to treat and may use ultrasound imaging to locate the vein that will be treated by ELVeS®. The area will then be prepared, cleaned, and anesthetized. This prevents you from feeling the vein occluding while ensuring that your risk of developing side effects stays minimal.
The laser fiber is then inserted into the skin. It penetrates the vein to maximize the contact of the fiber with the tissue that will be affected. The laser is turned on, and the vein responds to the transfer of energy by occluding. This procedure can take about an hour to complete. The doctor may require you to stay slightly longer to ensure that there are no complications with your treatment.
Are There Any Side Effects to ELVeS®?
Given that ELVeS® is usually used to treat larger veins, there are temporary side effects that may present themselves after treatment like tenderness at the treatment site. While patients can resume their normal activities after completing ELVeS® treatment, it is advisable to avoid heavy lifting or other strenuous activities. These could have negative interactions with the occluded vein.
Can ELVeS® Treat Your Varicose Veins?
ELVeS® represents one of the most advanced ways to treat larger veins responsible for varicose veins. It can effectively eliminate the symptoms by treating the source. To find out of ELVeS® can treat your varicose veins, schedule an appointment with South Texas Vein Institute today.