22 Jul Say Goodbye to Varicose and Spider Veins with EVLA South Florida
EndoVenous Laser Ablation, or EVLA, is a safe, effective and minimally invasive new technique, used to treat unsightly and painful varicose veins and facial vascular conditions. Traditionally surgery has long been the treatment for varicose veins, but requires the use of general anesthesia, leaves a scar and a few incision marks. It is moderately painful and has a slightly longer recovery period.
Sclerotherapy is another vascular treatment but is not used to treat large varicose veins and has a high recurrence rate frequently requiring multiple treatments.
EVLA Benefits Over Other Vein Treatment Options:
- Unlike surgery, EVLA leaves no scarring or incision marks.
- In addition EVLA does not require repeat treatments like Sclerotherapy sometimes can.
- The result is often a complete resolution of symptoms and a vast improvement in aesthetic appearance.
For leg veins EVLA utilizes infrared laser light inserted into the vein, causing the vein to contract. Under local anesthesia a relatively painless tiny laser fiber is inserted through the skin and directly into the vein. Patients are fully awake and conversing, and some say the treatment feels like a pinch but with no pain whatsoever. The laser heats the lining within the vein causing it to collapse, shrink, and eventually disappear (usually completely). Since this procedure is not as invasive as other vein removal procedures EVLA requires shorter recovery time, has minimal bruising and almost no downtime. The whole procedure is quick, usually completed between 1-2 hours. Miami and South Florida patients can walk out of the office under their own power resuming their normal routine, often the same day. The leg(s) are bandaged and a compression stocking is used for a few weeks.
Unfortunately for facial and nose veins, surgery or Sclerotherapy are not recommended. But with North Beach Vascular’s new Cutera Excel V laser you now have an option! This laser treatment is quick and painless, and causes no burning or blistering of the skin because of the built-in cooling mechanism. It can be used for spider veins around the nose, cheeks and mouth, and even brown spots on the skin. Some veins disappear immediately during treatment. The recovery time and process for facial vein removal treatment is basically staying out of the sun for a couple of weeks.
As you can see EVLA is a great treatment option. North Beach Vascular and Aesthetics in North Miami Florida has invested in the latest technology so that he can offer patients the best care in the field. The Cutera Excel V laser is the most advanced laser system available for treating facial and nasal vascular conditions.
Call (305) 957-7277 or fill out the form on this page to ask a question or schedule an appointment today to find out if EVLA or the Cutera Laser is the right solution for you.