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EVLT® eliminates unsightly varicose veins with no hospital stay, no scarring and no lengthy recovery or side effects. In less than an hour you can be free from bulging, twisted varicose veins and back to enjoying your everyday activities. EVLT® is safe, fast, and effective. With EVLT® by Diomed you can show off your legs again.


EVLT® uses targeted laser energy to seal the vein shut and help you look and feel better fast.

  • Treatment in less than an hour.
  • Can be performed in the doctor’s office.
  • Up to 98% success rate.
  • Immediate relief of symptoms.
  • Return to normal activity immediately – with little or no pain.
  • No general anesthesia or hospitalization.
  • No scars.


Here’s what to expect from the EVLT® procedure:

  • Your doctor uses ultrasound to map out your vein.
  • Local anesthetic is applied.
  • A thin laser fiber is inserted through a tiny entry point, usually near the knee.
  • Laser energy is delivered to seal the faulty vein.
  • Walking immediately after the procedure is encouraged. Normal daily activity can be resumed; just avoid rigorous activities such as gym workouts.
  • There may be minor soreness and bruising. Any discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter, non-aspirin pain relievers as necessary.

Varicose Vein Pictures: Before and After

The images below illustrate varicose vein pictures from before and after EVLT treatment. These pictures depict actual results in selected cases. Results may vary on an individual basis.


            Before                          1 week after EVLT®

    

 
             Before                        4 weeks after EVLT®

           

Vein Disease


Varicose Veins: More Than Just a Cosmetic Issue

Varicose veins are a very common problem, generally appearing as twisting, bulging rope-like cords on the legs, anywhere from groin to ankle. While many people have heard of varicose veins, very few truly understand their underlying cause, and the potential they have for developing into a serious medical issue.

Facts about varicose veins

Varicose veins affect an estimated 40% of women and 25% of men. Factors leading to varicose veins include heredity, gender, pregnancy, age and other factors. Some factors may speed up the development of this disease and make the veins worse, including prolonged standing, obesity, hormone levels, and physical trauma.

What are the symptoms? Will they get worse?

In addition to the visual appearance, many patients may experience one or more of the following leg symptoms

  • Pain (an aching or cramping feeling)
  • Heaviness/Tiredness
  • Burning or tingling sensations
  • Swelling/Throbbing
  •  Tender areas around the veins

If you experience symptoms and delay treatment, your symptoms may progress onward to more serious complications including:

  • Inflammation (phlebitis)
  • Blood clots (e.g., DVT)
  • Ankle sores or skin ulcers
  • Bleeding

If you are experiencing any of the above, consult your physician, as treatment may be required.

How varicose veins occur
Arteries carry blood from your heart out to your extremities, delivering oxygen deep into the tissue. Veins then return the ‘de-oxygenated’ blood (now blue) back to your heart to be re-circulated.

To return this blood to the heart, your leg veins must work against gravity. Small, one-way valves in the veins open to allow blood to flow upward, towards the heart, and then close to prevent it from flowing backwards.

Varicose veins occur when the valves in superficial leg veins malfunction. When this occurs, the valve may be unable to close, allowing blood that should be moving towards the heart to flow backward (called venous reflux). Blood collects in your lower veins causing them to enlarge and become varicose.