Varicose veins are among the most visible of vein problems, affecting approximately 23% of people in the United States. While many consider these bulging, bluish leg veins an aesthetic concern, others also experience leg pain, swelling, and discomfort associated with them, which can make daily life uncomfortable.
If you have varicose veins and want to get rid of them for medical or cosmetic reasons, VenaCure Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment (EVLT) is an ideal treatment to consider. Deemed the gold standard for varicose vein treatment, VenaCure EVLT is a minimally invasive procedure that uses the VenaCure EVLT system to close problematic veins, restore your blood circulation, and treat your varicose veins.
VenaCure EVLT for Varicose Veins
Steering away from extremely invasive surgeries like vein stripping, VenaCure EVLT is an endovenous laser treatment for sealing abnormal veins. It’s the simplest, most reliable, and least invasive procedure available to effectively heal your varicose veins.
The VenaCure EVLT system has a powerful laser fiber that delivers concentrated heat energy into your enlarged and twisted varicose vein. Shutting the entire vein with targeted laser energy, VenaCure EVLT forces your blood to circulate through healthier veins. The procedure restores normal circulation, reduces the pressure on your legs, and relieves your varicose vein symptoms.
Preparing for VenaCure EVLT
If your doctor or vein specialist recommends VenaCure EVLT for your varicose veins, here are a few ways to prepare for the procedure.
- Consult your doctor if you are on prescription medications or blood thinners. Don’t stop taking them, unless recommended by your doctor.
- Doctors recommend avoiding alcohol consumption before your VenaCure EVLT procedure. Take this precaution to avoid dehydration and vein shrinking.
- Before the procedure, avoid using any numbing cream, lotion, or oil on the leg being treated.
- To prevent dehydration and vein constriction, avoid drinking caffeine or smoking before the treatment.
- Drink lots of water to stay hydrated before and after your procedure.
- Wear comfortable clothes and slip-on footwear the day of the procedure.
- Eat a light meal before the treatment.
VenaCure EVLT Procedure
The VenaCure EVLT vein surgery is a quick and simple procedure that involves the following steps.
- Before the procedure, your vein specialist may apply an anesthetic or numbing cream to your leg.
- They may give you a sedative so that you don’t feel any pain during the treatment.
- To numb the area surrounding your varicose veins, your doctor or vein specialist will inject anesthesia into your leg.
- As a precaution, you’ll be given laser safety glasses to protect your eyes.
- Your doctor will mark the veins to be treated using ultrasound scanning of varicose veins.
- Guided by ultrasound, a laser fiber will be inserted into the abnormal vein causing your varicose vein and directed toward its end.
- The laser fiber is positioned at the vein ending.
- Then, the laser is fired to deliver targeted heat energy inside the vein.
- The fiber is gradually pulled through the entire length of the damaged vein to seal it shut.
- It is then pulled out of your skin, and the puncture is covered with a bandage.
- Apply compression stocking
The VenaCure EVLT procedure creates a roadblock by collapsing and shutting down your defective vein. This reroutes your blood, forcing it to naturally flow through functional veins in your leg. The closed vein is reabsorbed by the body, causing it to dissolve and disappear over time.
As your blood flows smoothly through healthy veins, your circulation will return to normal. All your varicose vein symptoms like pain and swelling will eventually subside and the visible, twisted, bulging veins in your legs will slowly disappear.
From preparation to completion, a typical VenaCure EVLT session can last for about one hour.
Vena Cure EVLT vein surgery has a success rate of 98%. Rarely, varicose veins can reoccur, and you may require retreatment in the same leg.
Number of Sessions Required
Generally, one session is sufficient to effectively treat your varicose veins. You may require more sessions if:
- Your physician recommends it.
- You have multiple veins that require EVLT.
- Additional treatments like phlebectomy or sclerotherapy are needed.
Post-VenaCure EVLT Care and Recovery
Post-surgery care is very important for quick recovery. While you can resume work and continue your daily activities as usual after the procedure, for your safety and best outcomes, you should consider following these post-procedure guidelines.
- Ensure that someone will be able to drive you home after the treatment and will also be available to help you.
- Take pain-relief medications after consulting with your doctor.
- Start walking immediately to minimize your discomfort. Walking for 30 minutes daily can aid the recovery process, but avoid rigorous activities or workouts.
- Leave your bandage on for at least a day after the procedure.
- To aid in a speedy recovery and ensure continued closure of the treated vein, wear your compression stockings for up to two weeks after surgery. This also helps prevent soreness, bruising, and swelling.
- Avoid standing or sitting for long hours after surgery.
- Try to raise your legs for a few minutes to reduce pain and discomfort. You can try some simple yoga poses for varicose vein pain relief.
- Avoid using heat packs. Use ice packs to soothe sore areas instead.
- Visit your doctor for a follow-up.
Benefits of VenaCure EVLT
- Minimally invasive
- Almost painless
- Little or no risks or side effects
- Quick and simple
- No hospital stay required
- Can immediately resume your daily activities
- Relieves varicose vein symptoms
- Legs look better with limited or no scars
- The procedure can be covered by insurance
- High success rate and usually doesn’t require retreatment
Complications of VenaCure EVLT
All surgeries carry some risks or complications. After the VenaCure EVLT vein procedure, you may notice slight swelling, bruising, tightness, or pulling in your legs. This is normal after successful treatment and will subside within a few weeks. If the pain persists, consult your vein specialist for further information. Rarely, there may be an area of numbness, which usually resolves itself over time.
VenaCure EVLT Cost and Insurance Coverage
- One session of VenaCure EVLT may cost from $600 to $3,000, depending on your vein specialist’s location, the number of veins to be treated, and whether both legs need treatment.
VenaCure EVLT is typically covered by insurance as a medical treatment. If you don’t have insurance, some vein specialists may offer financing options for affordable treatment.
Find Your VenaCure EVLT Specialist Today
If you have concerns about the symptoms or appearance of your varicose veins, you should consult a vein specialist before seeking treatment.
My Vein Treatment presents an exclusive vein specialist locator tool that can help you find a vein specialist near you. For more information on VenaCure EVLT for varicose veins, locate and consult a vein specialist today.