EVLT stands for endovenous laser treatment. At Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & in Michigan, we use EVLT to treat varicose veins without resorting to the old-fashioned procedure of “stripping.”
EVLT is a minimally invasive technique that takes about 45 minutes. During an EVLT treatment, we will numb the area with a local anesthesia. Then we use ultrasound technology to target the varicose veins. With the laser, we will seal off the vein, which reduces its appearance.
The procedure does not leave visible scarring and you should be able to return to work the following day. We do encourage walking after the procedure to stimulate blood flow, and you may experience some swelling for about a week. Most patients experience no recurrence of the problem after treatment.
To learn more about how EVLT can reduce the appearance of your varicose veins, please call 248-723-9370 or contact Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & today to schedule your consultation with our experienced Michigan staff.