Minimally invasive. No scar. Just great legs. Get dramatic results without drastic measures. Banish varicose veins with EVLT®, the safe, effective and most widely used laser technique that works without painful surgery and lengthy downtime.
No general anesthesia or hospitalization
Immediate return to normal routine - with little or no pain
Covered by most insurance carriers
Can be performed in the doctor’s office
Up to 98% success rate
Immediate relief of symptoms
*For additional questions regarding EVLT, submit a contact form or call our office to schedule a vein consultation.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are the result of a faulty valve in the vein. This valve should open and close, allowing the blood to flow through in one direction; however, if the valve is damaged or
broken, the blood becomes pooled and can accumulate in the vein, causing it to become varicose.
What causes varicose veins?
Varicose veins are caused by a number of things. Varicose veins are sometimes hereditary and run in the family. Individuals who are overweight, and women who are pregnant may also develop varicose veins. They may also be caused when a particular job or task
requires long periods of standing.
Who is a candidate for EVLT?
Anyone with varicose veins is a candidate for EVLT; however there are certain tests and precertifications one must obtain to be determined eligible for the procedure. Upon having
a consultation with our physician, you may be ordered a venous ultrasound to determine if there is any reflux or insufficiency in the vein. If this qualifies you as a candidate for the EVLT, we will then determine whether your insurance will cover the procedure.
Will I be hospitalized for this procedure?
No, you will not be hospitalized for the procedure. It is a minimally invasive out-patient procedure that is performed here in our office.
Will I be under anesthesia during the procedure?
You will not be under general anesthesia, but a local anesthesia will be applied to the area where the laser will be inserted.
Does insurance cover this procedure?
Most insurance providers will cover this procedure. If you are determined to be a candidate based on your ultrasound, we will then check to see if your insurance will apply.
Sclerotherapy is an in office procedure that is used to treat small varicose veins and spider veins. During the treatment, problem veins are injected with a chemical solution that causes the vein to collapse and prevents blood from flowing through it. Once the blood flow in the varicose vein is stopped, the appearance of the vein will disappear and the blood will flow through healthy veins.
This procedure treats existing spider and varicose veins, but it will not prevent new spider veins and small varicose veins from forming. The injection may cause a burning or stinging sensation. Some veins may require treatment more than once while others will fade away after the first injection. After your Sclerotherapy session, the injection sites will be covered with gauze and tape. You may also need to wear compression stockings for up to a week after your treatment.
Sclerotherapy Side Effects
Bruises at the site of the injection
Brown discoloration of the skin
Development of new spider veins
Swelling around the ankles
Small skin ulcerations
Development of "trapped blood"
These side effects are mild and short lasting. Most of them last for a few weeks at most and do not affect your long-term results. There is no recovery time for Sclerotherapy. You will be able to go back to work that same day.
The amount of Sclerotherapy treatments needed varies from individual to individual. Typically, two to four treatments are needed to achieve the best results; however, larger varicose veins may require more treatments. Patients with milder cases of spider veins should see results with one or two treatments.
For additional questions regarding sclerotheraphy, submit a contact form or call our office to schedule a vein consultation.
What are spider veins?
Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin. They resemble spider legs and often appear in circular patches in shades of blue, red, or purple. Spider
veins most commonly occur in the legs, but can also appear on the face and hands (veinwave link).
Who is a candidate for sclerotherapy?
Anyone with spider veins can be a candidate for sclerotherapy with the exception of women who are currently pregnant or nursing.
How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments required varies by patient, but 2-4 treatments are usually required for best results.
Does insurance cover sclerotherapy?
Because spider vein treatment is considered a cosmetic procedure, insurance will not cover the cost of sclerotherapy.