Laser Vein Therapy
Laser vein therapy is considered one of the “gold-standard” methods to rid the body of unsightly or diseased veins of the body, including both varicose veins and spider veins. In simplified terms, laser vein therapy removes veins within the skin and beneath the skin by closing them shut with heat energy. Laser fibers / probes deliver focused heat energy directly to the wall of the vein, killing the veins through thermal ablation. Spider veins require low heat energy while varicose veins require a high heat endovenous laser device.
Laser vein therapy of varicose & spider veins at our Austin vein center offers patients more precise results through a minimally-invasive procedure in which the veins are heated with thermal energy, causing them to close immediately. Because it involves a laser probe that is available in our office, rather than surgical removal in the operating room, it offers numerous benefits over conventional surgical vein removal procedures. An EVLT diode laser is a common type of vein laser utilized, but there are various surface lasers that can be utilized depending on the individual patient condition.
Why Austin Varicose Vein & Spider Vein Specialists for Your Vein Laser Therapy?
Because Austin Vein Specialists is focused exclusively on vein treatments. You will always be seen one-one-one by a board-certified vein specialist who did six years of dedicated residency and fellowship training in vein conditions and laser treatments. We have all the latest vein laser technologies, including 3 different types of vein lasers, allowing us to offer you the best tailored laser treatment based on the size of your veins and your particular condition. We also have the latest 1470 nm Diode Laser for larger varicose veins, which has proven superiority over many other varicose vein lasers. In addition, we also offer VNUS / Venefit Radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins and Veingogh Surface Thermolysis / Thermocoagulation for spider veins.
Candidates for Laser Vein Therapy
The EVLT vein laser therapy or VNUS ClosureFast treatments are ideal for patients who have a desire to be treated with a minimally-invasive therapy with fast recovery time, regardless of whether they have light or dark complexion. Laser vein therapy is considered safe for all skin types. There is no age restriction. Laser vein ablation at our Austin vein center should not be performed if you are currently pregnant. Patients taking blood thinners should notify their doctor before undergoing this procedure.
Benefits of Laser Vein Therapy
Laser vein therapy is faster and less invasive than many other forms of vein treatments, causing only mild discomfort and minimal bruising. Avoidance of surgical scars makes laser therapy an optimal intervention for cosmetic vein treatments. Recovery time is also much quicker than conventional surgical vein procedures. With a vein laser procedure, patients can benefit from youthful-appearing, beautiful legs that they are proud to show off.
Laser Vein Therapy & EVLT / ClosureFast Procedures
During laser vein treatment for varicose veins, a laser is applied directly to the affected vein, causing it to break up and be naturally absorbed by the body. The procedure is performed in our office under local anesthetic and takes less than an hour. This can be done with several different laser types including the Angiodynamics Venacure EVLT Laser or the Venefit ClosureFast radiofrequency device (i.e. VNUS Closure Procedure). Our Vein & Laser Center is equipped with the latest laser technologies to ensure the highest quality results.
Recovery and Results Following Laser Vein Therapy
After laser vein ablation, at our Austin center, there is minimal recovery time and most patients go back to work right away. We do recommend avoidance of strenuous exercise for 1-2 weeks to improve the success of treatment.
Results are seen quickly, with resolution of symptoms almost immediately and improvement in cosmetic appearance within days to weeks. Additional treatments may be needed for some veins, as well as to maintain the results of this procedure. Your doctor will determine the appropriate number of treatments for your individual condition.
If you live in Austin or the surrounding communities of Cedar Park, Lakeway, Pflugerville, or Round Rock, and would like to know more about laser vein ablation and the various forms of therapy that our specialists use, contact our vein center today!