There are many forms of treatments for varicose veins, but varicose vein laser treatment in Sydney is crucial for large veins. Smaller veins are able to be treated with a special solution and a needle, but veins larger than six millimetres will not benefit from that treatment. They need Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) treatments.
These lasers permanently destroy the vein by causing heat in the vein wall that bursts the varicose vein. Laser light is absorbed by the water in the cells of the vein wall. This will damage a small area of the vein wall, which will then close it off completely so that blood cannot get to it, which will then force it to go away. This process causes less bruising and discomfort than other laser methods, and it also immediately closes the vein and diminishes its look.
This surgical procedure is used for straight veins that allow the laser fibre to be put up in the vein. In most cases, ultrasound must be used in order to locate the vein, allowing the laser to kill the appropriate part of the vein to close it off.
This process begins by having local anesthetic injected into the site where the needle will go. A needle will be slid into and up the vein as far as it can go. A laser fiber is then put through the needle and into the vein. When the laser machine is turned on, it slowly pulls the laser backwards out of the vein, causing the vein to collapse and weld together. Varicose vein laser treatment in Sydney only takes about five minutes and can remove these veins forever.