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Endovenous Laser Ablation

Carolina Vein Institute

Varicose Vein Specialists & Aesthetic Injectors located in Chapel Hill, NC; Raleigh, NC; & Apex, NC

Varicose veins can be embarrassing or even feel uncomfortable in some cases. At Carolina Vein Institute in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Apex, North Carolina, board-certified varicose vein specialists Ashley Baquero, MD, Luan Tran, MD, and the team offer minimally invasive endovenous laser ablation (VenaCure EVLT®) to eliminate varicose veins and restore your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Carolina Vein Institute by phone or online to get started today.

Endovenous Laser Ablation Q & A

What is endovenous laser ablation?

Endovenous laser ablation at Carolina Vein Institute is a type of varicose vein treatment that uses laser energy to destroy abnormal veins and make them disappear over time.

During treatment, your specialist might use ultrasound guidance to insert a small optic fiber into targeted veins. Doing so delivers laser light to the vein, causing it to collapse. Over time, your body absorbs destroyed veins, circulation improves, and skin discoloration fades away.

What are the benefits of endovenous laser ablation?

Some of the numerous benefits associated with undergoing endovenous laser ablation at Carolina Vein Institute include:

  • Optimal safety
  • No hospitalization required
  • Minimally invasive
  • No downtime
  • Short treatment times
  • Enhanced comfort
  • Minimal bruising

Your provider can often complete EVLT procedures in less than an hour. The results are immediate, and the procedure has an over 95% long-term effectiveness rate, and most insurance companies cover EVLT.

Is endovenous laser ablation right for me?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for endovenous laser ablation, your Carolina Vein Institute specialist reviews your symptoms and medical history. They examine your legs and ankles to determine the severity of varicose veins you have. Your provider might recommend you undergo an in-house ultrasound to examine your veins and blood flow more thoroughly.

What should I expect during treatment?

When you arrive at Carolina Vein Institute for endovenous laser ablation, you relax on a comfortable exam table. Your provider numbs the treatment area to prevent any discomfort. They gently insert a tiny device into varicose veins to deliver heat to them, which destroys the veins. Each procedure is fast and painless.

After endovenous laser ablation, you can resume a normal daily routine. Over time, blood reroutes to healthy veins, and visible varicose veins fade away. You might have to wear compression stockings after the procedure to optimize your results and speed up recovery. Additionally, you should follow all of your provider’s post-procedure instructions.

Don’t live with unsightly bulging or discolored varicose veins when minimally invasive, highly effective treatments are within reach. Call Carolina Vein Institute for an evaluation today or book an appointment online to find out if endovenous laser ablation is right for you.