Varicose vein treatment using endovenous laser techniques (EVLA) are the gold standard treatment for varicose veins. It is a keyhole treatment and its success is 99%. Patients can frequently expect to return to work and the gym often within 24 hours. This varicose vein treatment is performed under local anaesthetic in a ” walk in walk out setting”. The procedure can be performed with sedation should it be required and the facilities at the British Varicose Vein Centre accommodates this should the patient request it.
Advantages of laser treatment:
Laser treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that is in contrast to the old fashioned surgical method of stripping veins. Here at the British Varicose Vein Centre we specialise in laser ablation – which is the eradication and removal of material through the use of a laser beam.
But as every patient is an individual, then every laser treatment has to be considered individually also. That is why the British Varicose Vein Centre has three different, industry-leading laser machines – each specifically designed to work on different vein anatomy.
We use radial laser fibres (ELVeS), Nevertouch fibre and Baretip fibre that can each treat different varicose vein issues. It is this bespoke service that ensures that treatment is customised to the patient’s individual needs.
The treatments are performed under local anaesthetic where laser energy is delivered in short pulses. Our pioneering techniques ensure that our patients experience less pain and bruising than standard lasers.
Treating varicose veins in this manner means that patients can go about their business immediately after and not cause further disruption to their day.