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EVLT Eliminates Varicose Veins at the SourceThe twist and bulge of varicose veins that embarrass and create discomfort results from faulty valves in the veins. Millions of people - up to 40% between women and men - suffer from this condition. Now there is a minimally invasive, safe, fast, and comfortable solution - EVLT (EndoVenous Laser Treatment).
What are Varicose Veins?Varicose veins are enlarged and twisted rope-like veins that appear near the surface of the skin. While they can develop anywhere in the body, they are most commonly found in the legs and ankles because standing and walking increase pressure in the lower extremities.
In normally functioning veins, tiny one-way valves open as blood flows toward the heart and close to prevent blood from flowing backward. When these valves malfunction, blood pools in the veins, resulting in a buildup of pressure that weakens their walls and causes them to bulge. Over time, the increased pressure can cause additional valves to fail. This venous reflux, or venous insufficiency, leads to the development of varicose veins and spider veins.
Why EVLT?The performance, reliability and safety of EVLT provide physicians with the confidence necessary to meet your standards and expectations:
- 45 minute procedure
- No extended hospital stays
- Immediate relief of symptoms
- Return to normal activity immediately
- No scarring, side effects or downtime