What Is Laser Ablation?
If you have varicose veins, you know how painful and embarrassing they can be. While generally not a health threat, varicose veins may lead to health complications, including the inability to pump a sufficient amount of blood back to the heart. Varicose veins can also indicate deeper vein problems, including thrombosis and blockages. Laser ablation or endovenous ablation is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that uses a laser within the vein to treat varicose veins at their source. At Fairfax Vein Center, the laser treatment we use is called the VenaCure EVLT™ (Endovenous Laser Therapy) system.