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evla treatment FOR VEINS

What is Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLA) Treatment?

Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT), also known as Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), is a minimally invasive procedure for treating varicose veins and venous insufficiency. EVLA employs laser radiation to close and seal the damaged veins from within. EVLA is widely considered as a safe and effective varicose vein treatment. It has several advantages over traditional vein stripping, including a quicker recovery period, less scarring, and a lower risk of complications. You can assess your specific situation and determine whether EVLA treatment is required by chatting with a trained practitioner. They can provide specific information on the procedure, such as risks, benefits, and expected outcomes.
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EVLA vein treatment is a realistic varicose vein treatment option. Because of its efficacy and minimally invasive nature, it has become a popular and widely accepted alternative to traditional surgical treatments such as vein removal.

The EVLA therapy has been demonstrated to be highly effective in closing and treating varicose veins. The procedure works best for saphenous veins, which are larger, straighter veins that are the most common source of varicose veins.

Is EVLA treatment suitable for all types of varicose veins?

EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) is utilised predominantly to treat saphenous vein reflux, a common cause of varicose veins. However, it may not be appropriate for all varieties of varicose veins. The suitability of EVLA is determined by a number of factors, including the veins’ size, location, and underlying aetiology.

How Does EVLA VEIN treatment work?

How many sessions of EVLA treatment are typically required?

The number of EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) therapy sessions required depends on the severity of the varicose veins, the size and number of veins being treated, and the patient’s response to the procedure. In many cases, a single EVLA treatment is sufficient to correct saphenous vein reflux and enhance the appearance of varicose veins. However, additional treatment sessions may be required for optimal results, particularly if there are multiple veins or if the veins are unusually large or extensive.

How long does an EVLA treatment session typically take?

A typical EVLA treatment session lasts between 30 and 60 minutes.


EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) treatments typically result in minimal pain or discomfort. A local anaesthetic is administered to numb the treatment area and ensure patient comfort.
Pain and discomfort, bruising and tenderness, edoema and inflammation, paralysis or altered sensation, skin pigmentation, skin burns or blisters, and blood clots may be caused by EVLA.
EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) treatment for varicose veins typically results in a shorter recovery period than conventional surgical procedures. Individual cases may vary, but the vast majority of patients can anticipate a speedy recovery.
Following EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) treatment, the majority of patients can quickly resume their regular activities. Unlike conventional varicose vein surgery, EVLA is a minimally invasive procedure that frequently permits a quicker recovery.
EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) treatment results for varicose veins are typically permanent, but new varicose veins can develop over time. While EVLA effectively closes off the treated vessels, the development of new veins can be affected by genetics, lifestyle choices, hormone fluctuations, and ageing.
EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) treatment is typically not advised for expectant women. During pregnancy, the body undergoes a number of hormonal and physiological changes that may cause or exacerbate varicose veins. However, EVLA treatment is typically postponed until after pregnancy and breastfeeding have concluded.
Depending on the specific needs and characteristics of the varicose veins being treated, EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) treatment can be coupled with other vein treatments. Combining therapy has the potential to improve results and address many aspects of venous disease.


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WHY HAVE EVLA VEIN Treatment AT St Michael's Clinic?

At St Michael’s Clinic, we have a team of highly trained Consultant dermatologists, who have completed specialist training in Dermatology and are on the specialist register of the General Medical Council. All our consultants hold substantive contracts with the best Dermatology centres in leading NHS hospitals. Therefore, you can be certain of the highest quality private care.

We offer a range of treatments and can offer one, or a combination of treatments to achieve the best results. Unlike many other clinics, we can offer diagnosis and treatment all under one roof by expert consultant dermatologist, so you know you’ll be in safe hands.


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