Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT)

CoolTouch Endovenous Laser Therapy

If you are concerned about unsightly or painful varicose veins, talk to Dr. Katzen about the benefits of the CoolTouch Endovenous Laser Procedure. The CoolTouch CTEV procedure is an innovative, office-based procedure that can treat varicose veins without surgery or general anesthesia. Patients enjoy the benefit of a fast recovery trim and experience minimal pain and scarring that is a common side effect of surgery and other vein treatments.

Spider Vein Treatment

Vein stripping and ligation were once the only treatment options for varicose veins, but these surgical procedures often required up to two weeks of recovery time and had to be performed under general anesthesia. The procedures involved making lots of incisions in order to grasp the vein and then remove it. The CoolTouch CTEV procedure is a less-invasive alternative to surgery and offers a number of benefits to patients with varicose veins.

Benefits of the CoolTouch Endovenous Laser Procedure

CTEVIf you have been postponing varicose vein treatment out of fear of surgery or because you could not accommodate for the downtime involved, talk to Dr. Katzen about the CoolTouch endovenous laser procedure. Key benefits of this vein surgery alternative include:

  • Comfortable laser procedure
  • Fast relief from varicose veins symptoms
  • Minimal bruising and scarring involved
  • Relatively pain-free procedure
  • No general anesthesia required
  • Performed in office
  • Almost 100 percent efficacy rate
  • Reduced risk of complications associated with surgery

CoolTouch Endovenous Laser Procedure

CoolTouch Endovenous Laser Therapy before and after photos beverly hills , las vegas, los angelesThis type of laser vein treatment requires preparing the area with local anesthetic. Next, Dr. Katzen will insert a small laser probe through a needle placed in the vein and move the probe using ultrasound imaging details to identify the problem veins and to position the laser. When the laser is fired inside the targeted vein, it will damage the vein wall and shrink it down so that blood stops flowing through the vein. Blood flow is diverted to healthier veins and circulation is restored. Most patients experience relief from symptoms shortly after this procedure. Once the probe is removed, the treated area may be wrapped in a small dressing and compression bandages. The entire procedure can be performed in Dr. Katzen’s office in less than an hour.

Endovenous Laser Procedure Recovery and Results

Many patients experience some bruising and tightness in the legs after the procedure but these symptoms disappear in a few days. You can resume regular activities that same day but will need to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for a few weeks after the procedure.

If you are looking for an effective vein treatment in Beverly Hills, set up your CoolTouch endovenous laser consultation with Dr. Katzen today!

Before and after photos provided by CoolTouch Endovenous Laser Therapy

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