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The Benefits of Laser Vein Treatment for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can be embarrassing but worse; they can also be painful, causing everyday life to be uncomfortable. Fortunately, there is a solution. At the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, California, we offer Endovenous Laser Ablation Therapy (EVLT) to treat veins effectively. Endovenous laser ablation is a cost-effective treatment that helps close varicose veins to restore circulation, eventually causing the bulging veins to disappear. Below, we’ll take a closer look at the benefits of this varicose vein treatment.
Varicose Vein Treatment Cost and Benefits in Encinitas Area

What are Varicose Veins?

Veins are responsible for returning the deoxygenated blood from the body’s tissues to the lungs where it is reoxygenated and returned to the heart. Through natural movement, the muscles in the body help pump that blood back to the lungs.

Inside veins are valves that open and close to allow blood to flow in the correct direction. In varicose veins, these valves are broken, causing the blood to flow backward and become trapped in the feet. The veins expand, stretch and twist, preventing proper blood circulation.

Signs and Symptoms

Varicose veins are often easily identified by their blue/purple color and bulging appearance. They are most frequently found in the legs but can also appear in other body areas.

Many patients are bothered by the appearance of varicose veins, and some even suffer from symptoms such as itching and pain. In some severe cases, patients may experience hardening of the veins, bleeding, or even skin ulcers.

What is Endovenous Laser Ablation?

Endovenous Laser Ablation Therapy is a simple procedure that uses lasers, ultrasound, and catheters to treat varicose veins. During the treatment, a catheter is placed directly in the vein, and an ultrasound is used to guide the catheter through it. The laser is then placed through the catheter into the vein and the laser heats the walls of the vein, causing it to close and stop blood flow, rerouting the blood into the normal functioning circulation. During the healing process, circulation will improve since blood is no longer becoming trapped by the abnormal vein. Eventually, the vein will shrink and fade away.

Benefits of EVLT

There are many benefits to choosing EVT treatment for varicose vein treatment:

  • Quick – The outpatient procedure typically takes about an hour
  • Relatively painless – Requiring only one small incision
  • No downtime – Patients can resume daily activities immediately

Following treatment, patients will be advised to wear compression socks to decrease bruising and swelling and aid proper circulation. A follow-up ultrasound about a week later can check to verify no clots have formed in the treated veins.

Get Rid of Unsightly Veins Today!

You are not alone if you are tired of the pain and embarrassment accompanying your varicose veins. More and more patients are turning to successful treatments such as EVLT to reclaim their lives. If you would like to learn more about the treatment, its cost, and recovery, we encourage you to give the Skin & Vein Institute a call today at (760) 452-2080 or send an email to [email protected]. During your consultation, we can evaluate your situation, answer any questions you may have, and recommend the best course of action for treating your veins.

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Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.

Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.

She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.

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