Advances in medical science have benefited all disciplines of the practice. One of the greater changes that has occurred is that surgeries which once required invasive techniques and longer recovery times have been made more efficient and effective. Laser based surgery has helped to revolutionize a number of practices, and get patients on their feet again with speed.
Treatments for varicose veins are included in these innovations. In the past, attending to varicose veins could involve deeper incisions to generate the corrective benefits of intervention. However, Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) has done away with many of the concerns that patients may have when trying to correct varicose veins.
The Importance Of Minimally Invasive
At Sutton Place Laser Vein Care, we frequently consult with our clients in determining the best way to address their conditions. In discussing EVLA, the aspect of “minimally invasive” is often a topic of the conversation. For many patients, any type of invasive surgery can cause trepidation, but the procedure for EVLA is quite simple, and heal time can be as short as two weeks.
The process is primarily carried out with a laser that is inserted into the vein. In this respect, EVLA may be considered surgery, since a small incision must be made to get the laser into the vein. However, this is the only cutting that is done, and thus, the idea of minimally invasive can have a profound effect on perspective in terms of putting clients at ease.
The real work is done by the laser which is threaded through the varicose vein. The high intensity energy beam cauterizes as it moves through the vein, so patients will have no concerns with bleeding. This laser also pulls the varicose veins back into their original tone, which reduces the protrusion as well as the discoloration that is seen through the skin.
As a result, our patients who opt for EVLA are greatly pleased at the improvement in their appearance, and the ease of the procedure and short heal time. At Sutton Place Laser Vein Care, we are glad to consult with clients regarding this option for using technology to improve their lives.