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How Do Endovenous Laser Treatments Get Rid of Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are more than just an aesthetic issue. While these visible veins look ugly, they can signal a problem with your deeper circulation. Endovenous laser treatments effectively eliminate the problem under the skin which feeds the surface veins. This method addresses the underlying cause of your varicose veins. 

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are dysfunctional veins that stretch and weaken. They occur when the one-way valves in your leg veins fail, allowing blood to pool inside. This often occurs in the leg veins, which then cause backflow into numerous feeder veins that may become visible under the skin. 

Dr. Dohner at New York Skin & Vein Center treats varicose veins using several techniques. To address the underlying problem and prevent these varicose veins from recurring, he will treat the dysfunctional vein that allows the backup of blood flow. Your body removes treated veins over time. 

How Do Endovenous Laser Treatments Get Rid of Varicose Veins?

Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) uses laser energy to close varicose veins. It is also known as endovenous laser ablation (EVLA). Dr. Dohner performs this treatment by making a tiny puncture in the skin and inserting a fiber that emits laser energy. Once the fiber has been inserted into the vein, it emits pulses of energy into the vein walls. The vein is thereby sealed shut, redirecting your blood to healthy veins. 

This treatment eliminates the dysfunctional vein. However, the varicose veins visible on your legs might not go away without treatment. The veins have become stretched and frequently cannot go back to normal. Dr. Dohner offers several treatment methods for bothersome veins, including ambulatory phlebectomy and sclerotherapy. 

How Many Endovenous Laser Treatments Will I Need?

EVLT will usually treat the targeted vein with one treatment. However, you may need other appointments and treatment methods to eliminate the veins that bother you. While varicose veins cannot grow back after treatment, your body can form new ones if blood continues to pool in the leg veins. 

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

Is There Any Downtime After Varicose Vein Treatments?

You will be encouraged to walk immediately after your EVLT treatment. You will not need any downtime and can resume your usual activities. You may need to wear a compression stocking to improve your results, and you will need to walk daily to maintain healthy circulation. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Endovenous Laser Treatments?

Good candidates for EVLT have varicose veins resulting from blood backing up in larger veins. Ideal candidates for this treatment have reasonable expectations and are prepared to follow their aftercare instructions. Only a consultation can determine the best method for treating your varicose veins. 


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step

To schedule your in-person endovenous laser treatment consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Centers at (607) 431-2525 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you. 

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