EVLA involves threading a thin laser fibre inside the main problem vein through a tiny nick in the skin. The laser produces sufficient heat within the vein to seal it shut permanently.
After the main trunk of the varicose vein has been treated with the laser the smaller branches are treated with sclerotherapy injections (UGS).
EVLA is carried out in the rooms as an outpatient procedure, using local anaesthetic. A compression stocking is worn for 2 weeks post treatment and walking daily is recommended.
Normal activity including work can be resumed, heavy exercise should be avoided for 1-2 weeks.