What is Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)?
It is a minimally invasive treatment technique performed in iVein Clinic to treat varicose veins using heat generated by laser beam to permanently close the varicose veins by scarring the inner lining of the vein.
It is very similar to Radiofrequency ablation technique, as they both generate heat to close the unhealthy vein with reflux.
This treatment is performed in iVein Clinic branches without the need for hospitalization and using just local anesthetic without the need for complex general or regional anaesthesia to be performed and usually takes only less than 45 mins.
After the vein is closed, the blood is directed to the healthy adjacent veins instead, then the veins take about 6 weeks to disappear.