Endovenous Laser Ablation Specialist

Vein Institute

Vein Specialists located throughout Fairfield, Newtown, Westport, Shelton, & Avon, CT

Did you know that varicose veins affect approximately 23% of Americans? That’s approximately 75 million people. Though varicose veins are unsightly, thanks to modern treatment techniques, they’re also easy to treat. At Vein Institute in Fairfield, Newtown, Westport, Avon, and Shelton, Connecticut, the team proudly offers minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins, including endovenous laser ablation. To see if you’re a candidate for this type of treatment, call the office or click the online booking tool today.

Endovenous Laser Ablation Q & A

What is endovenous laser ablation?

Endovenous laser ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins, in which your Vein Institute provider uses a vein catheter and specially guided laser to pinpoint and eradicate varicose veins. 

During endovenous laser ablation treatment, your doctor inserts a catheter into your vein and uses an ultrasound to visually guide them. After targeting a vein, your doctor turns on the laser, which directs light particles at your vein, causing it to collapse. Your blood reroutes to healthier veins, and the treated varicose vein fades away over a period of weeks. 

What issues does endovenous laser ablation treat?

Endovenous laser ablation improves the aesthetic appearance of your legs and thighs, but it also helps relieve symptoms associated with varicose veins, including: 

  • Aching or throbbing pain
  • Swelling
  • Skin irritation or sores
  • Skin discoloration 
  • Painful or swollen veins

You might also benefit from endovenous laser ablation if your legs regularly feel heavy or fatigued. 

Do I qualify for treatment with endovenous laser ablation?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for endovenous laser ablation, schedule an appointment with the team at Vein Institute. Following a review of your medical history, discussion of your symptoms, and physical exam, they can make recommendations for your unique situation. During your initial consultation, you should also disclose any prescription medications or supplements you’re currently taking. 

Endovenous laser ablation is generally safe and complication-free. Many people who undergo this type of treatment experience relief from their symptoms almost right away. In addition, veins treated with endovenous laser ablation typically disappear from view within 12 months of your ablation, restoring your skin to its near original condition.

How long does endovenous laser ablation treatment take?

Endovenous laser ablation typically takes two hours. The team at Vein Institute performs endovenous laser ablation on-site, in their state-of-the-art offices as an outpatient procedure.

After completing treatment, your doctor bandages your legs and asks you to wear compression stockings for a period of at least three weeks. You’ll also need to return to the office for a series of follow-up visits that monitor your progress. At these follow-ups, the team might remove nearby veins to further your results. 

To learn more about state-of-the-art vein treatment with endovenous laser ablation, call the office at Vein Institute or click the online booking tool today.