Varicose veins are bulging veins that can cause pain, aches, heaviness, swelling, and even restless leg syndrome. These enlarged veins are extremely common and occur when the valves inside the vessels do not close properly. The valves in our veins are supposed to keep the blood flowing in a particular direction, flowing to the heart. However, when these valves are not working properly, blood can fall backwards, pushing on the walls of the vessel and leaking into the surrounding soft tissue. This process can lead to pain, swelling, skin changes, and sometimes even skin ulcers and blood clots.
The Solution: Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
The Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) system by CoolTouch® uses light waves to correct even the most severe varicose veins and is one of the safest and most effective treatments for this condition. Prior to the procedure, a painless ultrasound is used to diagnosis the root of the problem and map out the damaged veins. This ultrasound helps determine the specific areas that require treatment and what treatment is best. EVLA is a minimally invasive procedure and usually only takes about an hour. Dr. Verebelyi administers a local anesthetic and then inserts a pin-sized laser fiber into the damaged vein. EVLA treatment then uses pulses of laser energy to close off the affected vein without damaging the surrounding tissue. Patients are back on their feet the very same day.
Benefits of EVLA Treatment:
- Minimally invasive
- Safer and more effective than other heat ablation methods for varicose veins
- Only requires a local anesthetic, not general anesthesia
- Little to no discomfort
- Most patients notice immediate improvement
Dr. Verebelyi is certified by The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine as well as the American Board of Family Medicine. EVLA is the “gold standard” for treating varicose veins, and Colorado Skin and Vein is one of only a handful of offices in the entire state of Colorado to offer this cutting-edge technology.
If you are interested in attaining beautiful, pain-free legs, please call (303) 683-3235 or fill out our online contact form for more information. Dr. Verebelyi is one of the few doctors in Colorado certified by The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, and he and his staff are dedicated to patient safety, care, and comfort.