Have Painful Varicose Veins? Consider Endovenous Laser Therapy
Board-certified general surgeon Dr. Matthew Lynch is pleased to offer endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) to men and women who wish to reduce the appearance of varicose veins. EVLT is a minimally invasive treatment that uses advanced laser technology to safely and effectively target varicose veins on the legs. This has become the gold standard in varicose vein therapy, as it uses controlled beams of light energy. If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your legs due to large varicose veins, contact Lynch Vein & Aesthetics in Peoria, AZ.
What causes varicose veins?
Varicose veins are large, twisted veins that generally develop on the calves and thighs. They are often caused by weak or damaged vein walls and valves, causing the blood to flow backward and collect in the vein. This process then causes the veins to stretch and twist. Patients who are pregnant, overweight, or live a sedentary lifestyle are at higher risk for developing varicose veins.
How do I know if EVLT is right for me?
Even though varicose veins are commonly thought of as solely a cosmetic concern, they can actually cause a lot of pain and lead to more serious health issues. You may consider endovenous laser therapy for the following reasons:
- Reduce the appearance of varicose veins
- Ease painful leg cramps caused by varicose veins
- Treat or prevent leg ulcers
- Address discoloration
- Improve blood circulation
- Alleviate swelling
If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, call Lynch Vein & Aesthetics in Peoria, AZ to book an online consultation today.
How is endovenous laser therapy performed?
Endovenous laser therapy is considered an outpatient procedure that is performed at our office in Peoria, AZ. The treatment usually takes about an hour to complete. First, the target area will be cleaned, and a numbing cream will be applied to the skin. A small incision will be made, and a catheter will be inserted through the skin. Dr. Lynch will use the ultrasound transducer to locate the vein. The laser will then be inserted through the catheter and applied to cauterize the vein. The tiny incision will be covered with a bandage.
Is EVLT painful?
Since local anesthesia is used, most patients experience little to no pain during endovenous laser therapy.
What are the potential side effects of EVLT?
As with any laser treatment, there are some risks. The most common side effects associated with endovenous laser therapy include:
- Changes in skin color
- Nerve damage
- Blood clots
It’s important to understand all the potential risks before undergoing this procedure. During your initial consultation, Dr. Lynch can discuss this further and answer any questions you may have.
Endovenous laser therapy recovery
Once your EVLT session is complete, we will fit you with a compression garment. This will need to be worn for two weeks. We will also have you return to our office for a follow-up appointment to ensure the treatment area is healing properly. Detailed instructions will be provided for you to follow at home. It’s essential to adhere to all post-treatment guidelines for optimal results.
Reduce varicose veins with EVLT
Are you tired of constantly wearing pants or long shorts to cover your varicose veins? With endovenous laser therapy, the appearance of varicose veins can be significantly reduced. This treatment can also help manage painful symptoms of varicose veins and reduce the risk of serious vein disorders, like blood clotting. Reach out to Lynch Vein & Aesthetics in Peoria, AZ to set up an appointment with board-certified general surgeon Dr. Matthew Lynch today.