BEFORE AND AFTER VARICOSE VEIN ABLATION WITH EVLT
This is a 51 year old African American woman from Panorama City, California, Los Angeles County, who presented with visibly bulging varicose veins. These veins first appeared with her pregnancy more than a decade ago and enlarged progressively, making her very self conscious as well as causing symptoms of chronic heaviness and aching in her right leg. She underwent Laser ablation (EVLT) of her Great Saphenous Vein, which was the root cause of her chronic venous reflux. The after pictures were taken 7 months following the EVLT procedure, demonstrating the dramatic shrinkage of the surface varicose veins. These surface branch veins were not treated directly but responded to eliminating the underlying venous reflux of the saphenous vein.