What type of laser is VenaCure?
As a water-specific laser, the VenaCure 1470 Pro laser targets water as the chromophore to absorb the laser energy. Since vein structure is mostly water, it’s theorized that the 1470 nm laser wavelength efficiently heats endothelial cells with a low risk of collateral damage, resulting in an optimal vein ablation1.
What is VenaCure?
Venacure EVLT is a state-of-the-art laser treatment for varicose veins thanks in part to its glass weld tip, which allows for precise and efficient vein therapy.
Is EVLT considered surgery?
Endovenous laser ablation therapy (EVLT) is a minimally invasive procedure that makes use of catheters, lasers, and ultrasound to treat varicose veins.
Is EVLT procedure painful?
EVLT is minimally-invasive and virtually painless. Performed by a VIA Vein Center specialist, the procedure begins with a local anesthetic applied to the skin.
What is the difference between Evla and EVLT?
EVLA stands for Endovenous Laser Ablation. It is often called EVLT, or endovenous Laser Therapy. It is a method of treating varicose veins using laser under local anaesthetic – and has many advantages over the old and out of date stripping method of surgery.
Can you shower after EVLT?
For RFA/EVLT procedures: continue to wear the bandage and compression stocking for 24 hours. After the first 24 hours you may remove the stocking briefly to shower. You must wear the compression stocking on the treated leg day and night for 14 days after your procedure, taking it off briefly only to shower.
How long after EVLT will I see results?
EVLT(™) Can Help You Leave Varicose Vein Problems Behind for Good. You will see and feel results quickly. While some patients will notice improvements on the day of their treatment, most will experience dramatic improvements in the two to three weeks following their procedure.
Can EVLT cause blood clots?
Complications associated with EVLT include: A serious blood clot in the deep vein, known as deep vein thrombosis. A potentially life-threatening blood clot in the lungs, known as pulmonary embolism. Thrombophlebitis, inflammation in the veins that can cause pain and discoloration.
What is the success rate of EVLT?
The EVLT procedure is the most effective nonsurgical procedure for the removal of varicose veins to date (it’s success rate is 98%).
Can a vein reopen after EVLT?
By ultrasound study, more patients who had EVLT had their varicose veins return or reopen at the location of the procedure compared to those who had vein stripping surgery, however.
How successful is EVLT?
At 6 months, the success rate for EVLA has been reported to be between 95% and 100%. Endovenous laser devices have frequencies that range from 810 to 1470 nm. The laser energy is delivered to the venous wall via fiber and causes clot formation in the blood vessel, causing the vessel to occlude and block the blood flow.
Can varicose veins come back after EVLT?
Many patients experience excellent results from surgical procedures to get rid of many varicose veins, but sometimes varicose veins do reoccur. Up to 60 percent of patients may have their varicose veins return after treatment (ii) and this can be frustrating.
Can EVLT cause nerve damage?
Nerve damage to surface sensory veins is possible, but these nerves usually return to normal in a few weeks to months. Although minimally invasive, endovenous laser ablation does have some potential complications, just like all surgical procedures.
What can go wrong after vein ablation?
Complications after endovenous thermal ablation may include bruising along the site of ablation, pain along the site of ablation, the development of a blood clot in the veins in the treated leg, and irritation of the nerves that run along with the treated veins.
How long is recovery from EVLT?
How long does it take to recover from EVLT? Recovery time for EVLT is shorter than other treatments and is relatively pain free. While walking is encouraged soon after the procedure, any strenuous exercise involving the legs should be avoided for 2-3 weeks to allow adequate time for healing.
What are the side effects of venous ablation?
Risks / Benefits Complications after endovenous thermal ablation may include bruising along the site of ablation, pain along the site of ablation, the development of a blood clot in the veins in the treated leg, and irritation of the nerves that run along with the treated veins.
Will spider veins go away after EVLT?
During the procedure, laser energy is guided through a tiny fiber to the inside of a diseased vein wall. The laser energy causes the vein to closeand restores proper circulation. Twisted, bulging varicose veins disappear within a few weeks of treatment.
Does EVLT last forever?
It is very important for patients to known that the treatments are not a permanent cure of the condition. You can eliminate your presently concerning veins, however you may still produce additional varicose veins in the future.
What is included in the venacure EVLT system?
The VenaCure EVLT system includes the new Venacure 1470 Pro laser and the Delta 810nm laser, a choice of procedure kits, procedure accessories, marketing materials and support, and more.
What is the venacure EVLT 400 μm perforator and accessory vein ablation kit?
The VenaCure EVLT 400 μm Perforator and Accessory Vein Ablation Kit is indicated for treatment of incompetence and reflux of superficial veins in the lower extremity, and for treatment of incompetent (i.e. refluxing) perforator veins (IPVs).
How does venacure EVLT vein treatment work?
Because VenaCure EVLT vein treatment eliminates varicose veins where they start, the results can be obvious right away. A local anesthetic is injected. Then, the thin laser fiber is inserted into the vein through a very small entry point.
What is the success rate of venacure EVLT?
Recent clinical data shows the success rate for VenaCure EVLT treatment is 98%1. Non-thermal treatments, such as adhesives and microfoams, are more recent developments in the area of varicose vein treatment.