Transdermal Laser Treatment and Endovenous Laser Treatment are two of the top laser treatments used to combat abnormal or diseased veins. Laser vein treatments are an increasingly popular solution to treat varicose veins for many reasons, including:
- Improved effectiveness
- Comparatively pain-free
- Extremely fast recovery time
- Longer lasting results
The benefits of laser vein treatment are why they have become so popular with Melbourne patients who need varicose vein treatment. Here is a closer look at the two most common laser vein treatments: Transdermal Laser Treatment and Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT).
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Transdermal Laser Treatment
Transdermal Laser Treatment is used for spider veins and smaller varicose veins. A small laser device is placed on the skin, directly over the problem veins. Rapid bursts of laser light strike the veins, contract them and coagulate the blood within. The veins die quickly and, over a process of a few weeks, are absorbed into the body and safely eliminated.
Transdermal Laser Treatment requires no anaesthesia. Side effects may include mild itching and slight discolouration. Normal activities may be resumed immediately following treatment.
However, this treatment is not as effective as sclerotherapy. It takes long time to treat and as most of the people think that it is painless, is not true. On the contrary the pain is more than sclerotherapy. It may take few more years to develop ideal Transdermal Laser to achieve the desire results. At present sclerotherapy remains the gold standard for treatment of superficial visible veins.
Endovenous Laser Treatment
EVLT is used to treat larger varicose veins, typically those in the legs. Treatment begins with a local anaesthetic for comfort. A tiny incision is made near the treatment area and a laser-tip catheter is inserted. An ultrasound tool guides the work of the laser, which heats the vein walls and seals them closed. The closed veins are eventually absorbed into the body.
EVLT is an in-office procedure that uses only localised anaesthesia. Side effects may include itching, skin discolouration/bruising and mild soreness. You will be fitted for compression stockings to wear for 1 or more weeks. You can return to normal activities the day following treatment, but should refrain from more vigorous activities for several days.
Is laser vein treatment right for you? Find out with a consultation at Vein Care. Our laser vein treatment team are highly experienced and trained in the latest laser vein treatment procedures and technologies – our superior service capabilities are why Vein Care is Melbourne’s most popular vein treatment provider. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!