Varicose and spider veins, as well as chronic venous insufficiency and other venous disorders are becoming one of the most common chronic conditions in the Western world. In North America specifically, up to 40% of all Americans are affected by vein-related disorders, which is partly due to western lifestyle and the downsides that it poses – obese population, insufficient physical exercise, prolonged standing and sitting. On top lifestyle shortcomings, other general risk factors that help develop venous disorders come into play: genetics and family history, gender, increasing age, multiple pregnancies, birth control pill, etc. Ignoring these risk factors has alarming outcomes – in the US, more people lose their jobs as a result of chronic vein disorders than serious artery diseases.
In the past, varicose veins and other venous disorders were generally treated with a surgical procedure – most typically vein stripping. The surgery was time-consuming and pricey, and together with general anesthesia presented many adverse effects, including allergic reactions and infection. The recovery period was long and incision scars became a constant reminder of this painful, outdated solution.
As medical technology has advanced, varicose and spider veins no longer require a surgical solution. Endovenous Laser Treatment, also known as Endovenous Laser Ablation or ELT, has become one of the most performed minimally invasive procedures to treat varicose veins because it is highly effective and complication-free. Covered by most health insurance plans, ELT is quick, safe, with zero downtime and no surgical incisions. The quality of Endovenous Laser Treatment can vary depending on specific types of laser that providers use.
Vein Clinics of America (VCA) have specialized in treating venous disorders for more than 30 years and they currently use the latest technique of ELT – a highly specialized procedure that removes varicose and spider veins and leaves your legs smooth and pain-free, with no permanent scarring or bothersome side-effects. Performed in an outpatient setting, the treatment only takes 45 minutes:
- A VCA medical professional uses targeted laser energy to damage varicose vein walls.
- The varicose vein shrinks and closes, diverting the blood flow into healthy veins and thus eliminating vein bulging at its very source.
- An ultrasound device is used as guidance to detect the damaged veins – this makes Endovenous Laser Treatment more effective and accurate compared to any other surgical procedure, such as vein stripping.
With Endovenous Laser Treatment, your legs will be soft and painless instantly – gone will be the swollen ankles, heavy calves and sleepless nights of leg cramps. With exceptional initial success rate of 98% and long-term results, ELT is your unsurpassed solution to varicose veins.