This innovative procedure is an alternate treatment to the surgical removal of varicose veins. It is simple, quick and extremely effective; its objective is to heat the inside of the vein and cause to seal shut and therefore, disappear.
EndoVenous laser treatment (EVLT) can be performed under local anesthesia and only takes 45 minutes for your legs to obtain a whole new appearance. The recovery from this treatment is extremely quick, and since it a very precise procedure, the risks of scarring are minimal.
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What Can I Expect
Before you submit yourself for surgical treatment of your varicose veins, you need to be evaluated by your vein specialist in order to make sure that all potential issues have been brought to the surface. Patients should consider surgical treatment when the veins commence to cause discomfort and pain, and especially when self-help procedures have not rendered any results.
Whenever it comes to cosmetic treatments, you need to keep in mind that no procedure will ever provide an ‘ideal’ aspect to your body. The aim of cosmetic treatment is to achieve an improvement, to enhance your appearance. This can help you boost your self-confidence and make you feel better about yourself, while keeping realistic expectations. This is one of the core values we have here at HCR; we want our clients to be completely satisfied with the results of their procedure and to heighten their self-assurance.
Before any type of procedure is performed, patients are strongly advised to have a detailed discussion with their doctor. By doing so, both parties have the opportunity to contribute in the whole process and to increase the client’s level of satisfaction. The patient must discuss his/her expectations openly with their doctor, who will help determine what isn’t or what is possible to accomplish. All the different aspects of the treatment you are willing to undertake (the cost and recovery process) must be extremely clear to you.
You will need to inform you doctor of any allergies you might be prone to or if you have any serious medical conditions. Make sure to ask your doctor concerning the diverse details that the procedure entails. For example, you should know if you should stop taking certain medications (eg: aspirin) or if you will need to refrain from drinking or eating for a certain time period before your treatment.
During this initial discussion, your specialist will most likely mark the affected areas of your legs with a black marker and will examine you to see if you suffer from more serious circulatory problems. This will most likely include a physical examination of the leg and an ultrasound evaluation to map the veins which will be treated.
You will be giving instructions so that you may prepare for the procedure properly and you might need to refrain from applying moisturizer, oil or sunblock on your legs sometime before.
When preparing for your treatment in Costa Rica, HCR will make sure to provide the best possible services during your procedure. We will arrange for your transport and will offer the best commodities during your recovery. All this can be arranged previously with our organization. .
If you have any questions, our doctors will be more than happy to help you during your initial discussion.
This technique requires for a thin laser fiber to be inserted into the problematic vein. By using an ultrasound machine, your doctor maps out the vein and then applies the local anesthesia. Using a small needle at the end of the vein, the fiber is inserted inside and advanced until it reached the end. This laser fiber then heats the inside of the vein and once the procedure is done, it is withdrawn back down as it was inserted.
Post-Op – After The Procedure
This procedure leaves no scars and has minimal pain and discomfort prior to the operation. Your recovery period will be extremely quick and you can expect to resume normal activities the very next day, which means that you do not need to wear any uncomfortable compression stockings for long periods of time.
we recommend to resume walking right after the procedure, so that any type of swelling you might experience will be kept at bay. You can expect a small amount or bruising and soreness, which can be addressed with non-prescribed pain killers.
At the moment, scientific research has not discovered any risks related to EVLT, since it is a highly advanced procedure and uses the latest technology in the industry. In precaution, you will be giving some special goggles to wear during the treatment to protect your eyes from an accidental firing of laser outside the body.