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Varicose Vein Laser Treatment

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Varicose Vein Laser Treatment


Saint Luke’s Hospital is part of the Saint Luke’s Hospital Group, providing top quality medical care to the local community in Los Cabos for more than 12 years.


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It is estimated that 40% of the population will suffer from varicose veins. Spider veins and varicose veins can be hereditary, and aging is also a negative factor, because with time the walls of the veins lose their elasticity and enlarge. Prolonged sitting and standing, pregnancy and obesity are some of the possible causes.


Sclerotherapy is a popular treatment for the removal of spider veins and small veins that are not causing serious problems. However, laser therapy is often the treatment of choice for varicose veins. Simple laser treatment is performed on the outside of the skin for spider veins and tiny varicose veins close to the skin's surface. For larger varicose veins in the legs the VenaCure EVLT laser treatment is a proven, minimally invasive choice to eliminate unsightly varicose veins. It's a fast, safe and effective procedure, can be treated on an outpatient basis, and takes less than one hour to perform, using laser light to shrink and close varicose veins.


The surgeons at Saint Luke’s Hospital specialize in laser therapy and use the latest laser technology to provide a complete range of procedures to shrink and eliminate varicose and spider veins that will improve the circulation and makes your legs more attractive. We provide our patients with special care and excellent results at the most affordable prices.


In preparation for the laser treatment, the surgeon uses a hand-held ultrasound probe to scan the varicose veins through the skin. The ultrasound allows the surgeon to visualize the anatomy of the veins and identify weak valves or other trouble spots that are causing the problem.


After cleaning and sterilizing the skin, the surgeon inserts a tiny guide wire through the skin and into the target vein. Once inside, a sheath is inserted along the wire and fed up through the varicose vein. When the sheath is in place, the laser is placed inside and gently fed into the vein. After local anesthetic is injected through the skin to numb the vein, the laser is activated and slowly pulled back through the vein. The laser heats the vein walls, causing the tissue to contract and the vein to close. The lasing process typically lasts no more than two or three minutes.


Relief of symptoms may be immediate. The patient will wear a compression stocking for up to two weeks following the procedure. In some case, EVLT may be combined with other treatments to obtain the desired cosmetic outcome.



As with any procedure there are possible risks and complications, though these are usually minor and infrequent:


Mild numbness around the thigh area; infection at the incision site; bruising of the treated area, and other minor complications which normally go away after a few days. Risks can be reduced by following your surgeon's instructions.


This information should be used only as a guide to your medical treatment. All specifics will be discussed with your surgeon at your consultation. For more information about varicose veins contact Saint Luke's by using the “Ask a Question” form on this page.

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