Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT)
Both EVLT and Sclerotherapy, typically takes less than an hour and there is little to no recovery time.However, it is then recommend that compression stockings be worn for several days following treatment. It’s that easy! Best of all, laser treatment for varicose veins and sclerotherapy are covered by most insurance providers.
Side EffectsThe most common side effects of varicose vein treatments are that the legs look worse before they look better. Side effects of the procedure are rare; however, they may include, but are not limited to:
- Temporary bruising, swelling, scabs and discoloration
- Temporary pigmentation called hemosiderin (iron)
- Only partial response
Am I a candidate for Treatment?If you can answer yes to any of the symptoms below, you may be a candidate for varicose vein treatment.
- Restless legs
- Heavy feeling
- Skin discoloration
- Pain in the legs
- Cramps worse at night
- Legs are swollen, red or warm to the touch
- Large bulging veins or small spider veins
- Ulcers or sores in the leg usually close to the ankle
Conditions that exclude the use of sclerotherapy include pregnancy, breast-feeding or being bed-ridden amongst others.
Frequently Asked Questions about Treatment Procedures
How can I prepare for Sclerotherapy treatment?
Specialized care for venous insufficiency, varicose & spider veins
Dr. Henry Childers is a board certified cardio-thoracic surgeon with nearly two decades of experience in vein disease and vein treatment. Because of his past surgical experience, Dr. Childers is intimately familiar with the saphenous vein — the vein most likely to be involved in your vein treatment procedure.