Varicose veins occur when a person’s veins become swollen and enlarged. In some people, they can cause pain and discomfort.
Most people recognize varicose veins that are at the skin surface, and look like blue bulges, however people can have varicose veins without those obvious, telltale surface veins.
Often these people experience symptoms like aches and pains, heaviness, tired legs, cramps and restless leg syndrome. These symptoms are often worse after prolonged standing or on hot days.
Thankfully there are modern techniques that help to reduce the appearance and pain of varicose veins.
Thankfully, varicose veins can now be treated entirely under local anaesthetic with no surgical incisions using a technique called endovenous laser treatment (EVLT). EVLT uses a tiny laser which heats the vein from the inside and seals it closed.
The procedure is minimally invasive and has now become the treatment of choice for many leading specialist varicose vein surgeons. EVLT is usually performed as a day case procedure, with the procedure itself lasting as little as 20 minutes. Patients can usually walk around immediately after the procedure, too.
Many insurance carriers (including Medicare) are also backing this program to provide coverage for EVLT.
The price of your laser varicose vein treatment will depend on several different factors. The severity of your condition, the number of veins to be treated, whether or not multiple treatments will be required, and your geographic location can all affect the overall cost of laser varicose vein treatment.