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What is Endovenous Laser Therapy? EVLT Explained.

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Over the last decade treatment for varicose vein disease has made significant advancements. These advancements have improved efficacy rates and recovery time, reduced pain as a result of the procedure and allowed patients to seek treatment in the comfort of an out patient clinic setting. While there are a few very common procedures offered these days, one of the most popular forms of varicose vein treatment is known as Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT).

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Can Varicose Veins Be Treated Using Topical Creams?

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Many people search online everyday for a number of various creams and ointments to cure their ailments. It’s quite common and in many circumstances these topical solutions do provide real value and treatment. Varicose vein creams, however, are not one of these. Unfortunately, the nature of varicose veins lie often much deeper beneath the surface of the skin and are not the result of a cosmetic problem.

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Spring Is Near, It’s Time to Treat Your Varicose Veins.

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Spring is rapidly approaching as days are getting warmer, and the sun is out longer. Spring brings about a time for growth and new beginnings. While the spring air encourages us to get outside a bit more, for some it also is a constant reminder of their legs. When you suffer from varicose and spider veins, the spring weather can create a feeling of insecurity of having to go out. Regretting the opportunities to wear shorts or skirts without your noticeable veins protruding from your legs.

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Common Questions Regarding Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT).

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Vein Stripping vs. Modern Varicose Vein Treatments

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Vein Stripping was once the most popular surgical procedure to treat vein disease. The procedure involved incisions up and down the legs, which allowed surgeons to insert a small piece of wire into the vein. Once the wire had been attached to the vein it was then stripped from the body. In addition vein stripping has shown a steady success rate of under 50% with recurrence rates high.  Moreover, vein stripping, as you can imagine, can often cause more damage than benefit to the patient, as it unnaturally destroys the veins.

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