Endovenous Laser (EVLA)

Did you know that varicose veins are not the only symptom of vein disease? Do you have achy or painful legs? Do you have swelling, leg cramps or Restless Leg Syndrome? These are all symptoms of vein problems. A painless ultrasound can determine the exact cause. Take the guesswork out of your treatment. An ultrasound exam will map your veins and reveal those which are not healthy.

EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) has replaced vein stripping as the gold standard for treating varicose veins. Our attentive staff will ensure the not only the best results but also the best patient experience. Dr. Verebelyi is one of only a handful of doctors in Colorado certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. Our Endovenous Laser laser is one of the safest and most effective lasers on the market. Colorado Skin and Vein is pleased to be one of the only 3 offices in Colorado that offer this cutting edge technology which will help you on your way to beautiful, pain-free legs.

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are simply veins where the internal valves do not close correctly thus allowing backwards blood flow (reflux). Because of the malfunctioning valves, the blood is able to flow the wrong way which can cause the vein to become enlarged and tortuous. These vessels are much more than a cosmetic issue. Without treatment, varicose veins will continue to grow bigger and will start to cause other health issues. Over time many patients with varicose veins will develop skin changes and swelling. Some may develop chronic skin ulcers. Blood clots are also much more common in patients with varicose veins. Prevention is difficult as the most common cause for varicose veins is genetics. Currently there are no pharmaceutical treatments that will repair these veins. Compression stockings can be helpful in relieving some symptoms such as swelling but will not repair the vein. The best current treatment for varicose vein is EVLA (endovenous laser ablation).

Call us to help answer any questions you have about your veins. Contact Colorado Skin and Vein online or call our office at 303.683.3235.

FAQs

Is the Endovenous Laser (EVLA) procedure performed under general anesthesia?

No, the CoolTouch procedure for varicose vein removal only requires a local anesthetic.

Does the EVLA procedure hurt?

You will feel very little pain, if any, during the varicose vein removal procedure.

Will the EVLA procedure leave a scar?

Since the procedure is minimally invasive, the access to the vein is so small it only requires a steri-strip or bandage after the procedure.

When will my symptoms disappear?

Your symptoms will begin to improve immediately after the EVLA (CoolTouch) CTEV procedure is completed. However, depending on the severity, some symptoms may take 1-2 weeks to completely disappear.

Aren’t all laser varicose vein procedures the same?

No, the Endovenous Laser laser is a 1320 nanometer wavelength, which has been found to be the most comfortable and effective laser treatment for varicose vein removal. The 1320 wavelength requires less heat to close the vein than other lasers do. In addition, some other laser wavelengths can actually rupture the vein causing significant pain, swelling, and bruising. With the EVLA (CoolTouch) CTEV you will receive the best results available. You will experience minimal, if any, pain, bruising, or post-op complications, and the success rate is greater than 95%.

When can I get back to my regular activities?

After your procedure, your leg will be wrapped in a compression bandage and you will be up and walking the same day. You will be able to resume light routine activity the next day, and athletic or strenuous activities within several days to a couple of weeks, depending on your specific case.

Colorado Skin and Vein is a leader in the EVLA varicose vein removal treatment in Denver. For more information, call our office at 303.683.3235 or request a consult online.

 

Dr. Verebelyi is a member of ASLMS, ABVLM, AAFP and Mensa

Dr. Verebelyi is a nationally recognized authority on laser surgery. He is board certified by both the American Board of Family Practice and The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine. Dr. Verebelyi helped create the Fundamentals of Laser Surgery course given by American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) where he has worked as both a director and instructor. He is a Fellow at the ASLMS, member of the American College of Phlebology and a member of Mensa.

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