CHERYLAS Evlt Laser Treatment Varicose Veins For Endovenous
Through a small puncture hole on the skin, a fibre is thread into
the varicose vein under ultrasound guidance. Radiofrequency / Laser
energy is released precisely from the fibre to ablate and seal off
the diseased vein.
Advantages of Endovenous Ablation in Treating Varicose Vein
- Endovenous Ablation is less invasive, but the result is same as
- Minimal pain, does not require general anaesthesia.
- Fast recovery, hospitalization is not a must.
- Can be performed as a clinic procedure under local anaesthesia.
- Cosmetically better because of needle size wound.
1. What is Endovenous Laser?
Endovenous Laser therapy is a minimally invasive treatment
alternative to the traditional vein stripping surgery for varicose
veins and gives better cosmetic results with less scarring. The
principle is that by removing the abnormal vein by applying laser
energy inside the vein (‘endovenous’) to destroy (‘ablate’) it.
2. How is EVLT done?
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis with the patient
awake. The entire procedure is done under ultrasound visualisation.
After a local anaesthetic is injected into the thigh area, the
laser fibre is threaded into the vein through a small puncture
hole. Then laser energy is released which heats up the wall of vein
and causes it to collapse. Laser energy is released continuously as
the fibre moves along the whole length of the diseased vein,
resulting in the collapse and ablation of the varicose vein.
Following the procedure, a bandage is placed over the entry site,
and additional compression is applied. Patients are then encouraged
to walk and resume all normal activities
3. How is EVLT of varicose vein different from conventional
EVLT does not require general anaesthesia and is a less invasive
procedure than vein stripping. The recovery period is also shorter
than surgery. Patients usually have less post-operative pain, less
bruising, faster recovery, fewer overall complications and smaller
4. How soon after EVLT can I return to normal activity?
Walking immediately following the procedure is encouraged and
normal daily activity can be resumed immediately. For those into
sports and heavy lifting, a delay of 5-7 days is recommended.
5. What are the key benefits of EVLT?
EVLT can be performed entirely under local anaesthesia in most
cases. It is applicable to the majority of patients including those
with pre-existing medical conditions or medications preventing the
administration of a general anaesthetic. Cosmetic outcomes from
laser are far superior to stripping. Patients report minimal
bruising, swelling or pain following the procedure. Many return to
normal activities immediately.
6. Is EVLT suitable for all varicose veins?
The majority of varicose vein can be treated with EVLT. However,
the procedure is mainly for large varicose veins. It is not
suitable for veins which are too small or too tortuous, or with an
atypical anatomy. There are many other alternatives for treating
varicose or spider veins.