Varicose vein treatments have increased in popularity as success rates have improved with modern laser varicose vein treatment. EVLA or endovenous laser ablation is regarded as the most effective treatment to get rid of varicose veins. Many of our patients will have heard of the term EVLT whilst researching online and here we explain the key differences between EVLA and EVLT.
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EVLA vs EVLT
EVLA is short for endovenous laser ablation.EVLA is regarded as the gold standard varicose vein treatment by the National Institute for clinical excellence. EVLA involves using thermal energy from a laser fibre to heat up and seal varicose veins from the inside. EVLA it’s not a registered trademark, unlike EVLT which is more properly termed EVLT® or EVLT™. EVLT stands for endovenous laser therapy or endovenous laser treatment. EVLT refers to the original technique that used an older type of varicose vein laser to treat varicose veins over 20 years ago. Since then, many other laser manufacturers have released their own modified systems and the term EVLA has gradually replaced EVLT as the accepted description for varicose vein laser treatment. EVLA is a broader term that describes a wider range of laser systems of different wavelengths. All systems involve similar techniques to treat the vein. Results with the older systems have shown to be less effective compared with the latest generation varicose vein lasers. Here at Centre for Surgery, our vein experts use the most advanced 1470nm wavelength varicose vein laser for effective treatment of a wide range of varicose veins both large and small. Our recurrence rates are some of the lowest in the UK with over 96% of patients still free of varicose veins after five years.
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If you would like to learn about the type of laser wavelength used for your treatment, please discuss this with your vascular specialist at the face-to-face vein consultation in London. There is a higher likelihood of achieving optimum results when patients are informed about all aspects of the EVLA treatment and we welcome you to ask as many questions as you like during your consultation.
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Private varicose vein clinic in London
Centre for Surgery specialises in the most advanced varicose vein treatments using minimally invasive techniques such as EVLA. Our consultant vascular specialists have many years of experience in treating the full range of varicose veins. Our Baker Street clinic in Marylebone is home to the top vascular experts in the UK for varicose vein treatments.
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Why choose Centre for Surgery for EVLA?
- We focus on using minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins and thread veins removal treatment for both the legs and face.
- We specialise in EVLA, foam sclerotherapy and phlebectomy treatments to help remove varicose veins.
- All treatments are outpatient based with no prolonged recovery period required. Most patients are back to their normal activities the next day.
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- EVLA is regarded as the gold standard treatment for varicose veins by the National Institute for clinical excellence with success rates exceeding 96% after five years.
- A vascular consultation at Centre for Surgery includes a free ultrasound scan of your legs which usually costs approximately £400 at other private hospitals and clinics in London.
- We treat hundreds of patients each year at our state-of-the-art Baker street vein clinic in Marylebone.
- Our treatment philosophy is to treat the underlying cause of your varicose veins and all varicose vein treatments are carried out by a specialist vascular expert.
- Our vein experts are regularly invited to comment on the latest advances in varicose vein and thread vein treatment in the national press.
Varicose vein consultations are available at our state-of-the-art Baker Street clinic in Marylebone. If you would like to learn more about varicose vein removal near you, please get in touch with us today at 020 7993 4849 or complete the varicose veins online contact form below.