45-54 year old woman treated with EVLT

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Endovenous laser therapy is a quick, minimally invasive laser procedure that leaves no scar, has a short post-operative recovery period with only mild discomfort and is performed under local anesthesia. The ultrasound is used to demonstrate the position of the vein. The area of the leg to be treated is anesthetized locally and a thin laser fiber is inserted into the abnormal vein, delivering the laser energy in short pulses. The laser energy heats the vein causing it to shrink and collapse, preventing blood from pooling. Rapid recovery with reduced post-operative pain with excellent clinical and aesthetic results, as well as the benefit of lower risk than conventional, old fashioned vein ‘stripping’.

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