EVLT and ClariVein
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT)
Endovenous laser ablation (EVLT) is s a procedure that uses heat from a laser to reduce varicose veins.
During endovenous laser ablation (EVLT) the affected area will be numbed using a local anesthetic. An ultrasound device is used to check the vein before and during the procedure. A small incision is made in your skin and a catheter is inserted. The catheter is then guided into the varicose vein. Inside the catheter a laser fiber will heat up the length of the vein causing it to close up and eventually shrink.
Advantages to EVLT
- The procedure lasts about 1 hour
- The procedure typically requires only 1 incision.
- Almost no downtime for recovery
The VenaCure EVLT procedure is minimally-invasive and can be performed in our office. It addresses both the cosmetic and medical issues associated with varicose veins.
- A laser light emitted through a thin fiber inserted into the damaged vein delivers just a small amount of energy, causing the malfunctioning vein to close and seal shut.
- Veins that are treatable with the VenaCure EVLT system are superficial veins. Laser therapy with the VenaCure EVLT system is indicated for varicose veins and varicosities with superficial reflux of the Greater Saphenous Vein, and in the treatment of incompetent refluxing veins in the superficial venous system in the lower limb.
- After the VenaCure EVLT procedure, your body will naturally route blood flow to other veins.
- Bulging and pain in the damaged and now-sealed vein will subside after the procedure.
Because VenaCure EVLT vein treatment eliminates varicose veins where they start, the results can be obvious right away.
ClariVein is a specialty infusion catheter with a rotating wire tip designed for the controlled 360-degree dispersion of agents to the targeted treatment area. The ClariVein is fully disposable, minimally invasive, and can be efficiently used in our office setting.
The ClariVein device is a thin catheter (tube) that your doctor temporarily inserts into the peripheral vasculature through a pin-sized entrance point. ClariVein is several times smaller than other devices used in peripheral vascular treatments allowing the entrance point to be smaller.
Why Choose ClariVein?
- Reduced Pain
- Reduced Recovery
- Non Thermal
- No Tumescent Anesthesia Required
- Clinically Proven
How Does the Procedure Work?
Once positioned inside the peripheral vasculature via a pin-sized entry through the skin, the rotating wire of the ClariVein is activated to deliver medicine specified by your physician. The medicine is delivered via the unique rotating dispersion wire tip of the catheter facilitating 360-degree coverage of the vessel and the vessel wall.
The procedure is typically quick and causes minimal discomfort.