Endovenous Laser Treatment I Pro-V™
For the elimination of varicose veins
What is Pro-V treatment?
Varicose veins affect half of people age 50 and older and 15-20% of all adults worldwide.* If you are suffering from varicose veins–heavy, bulging, ropey veins– treatment with the Sciton Pro-V laser is the optimal solution. The Pro-V treatment is a safe and effective solution for treating venous insufficiency, often the cause of varicose veins, in a fast, comfortable procedure. If you are considering treatment, eliminating varicose veins is easy with Pro-V.
The benefits of Pro-V for the treatment of varicose veins are as follows:
- Safe, effective and comfortable treatment
- Fast procedure
- Quick recovery period
- Cosmetically pleasing results
- Minimal downtime
- Office-based procedure
How it works
The Pro-V laser uses the optimum wavelength for fast and comfortable endovenous laser treatment. Absorption of laser light occurs in water within the vein and the heat generated contracts and collapses the vein wall. This halts the formation of future
varicosities and results in complete vessel closure. With blood flow to the varicose vein interrupted, the pooling and bulging will begin to subside immediately as the blood circulation redirects itself to healthy veins.
Pro-V treatments can be performed on an outpatient basis in our office. Under local anesthesia, a small needle incision is made and the laser fiber is inserted into the incompetent vein. The laser energy is delivered through the fiber in a series of pulses and the heat it emits gently causes the vein to collapse painlessly. The vein is then reabsorbed by your body. Pro-V laser treatment takes about five to ten minutes and one leg can be treated in approximately one hour from start to finish.
Venous insufficiency can typically be addressed with one treatment. Studies show 100% closure at day 2 post procedure and a less than 1% rate of recurrence
over time. Following Pro-V endovenous laser treatment, the physician may opt to perform other complementary procedures, such as sclerotherapy or phlebectomy, to treat your varicose veins.
With Pro-V treatment you will experience minimal discomfort, bruising, or swelling. You can look forward to a quick recovery period and no wound care. Your leg will
be wrapped in a compression bandage after the treatment and you will be up and walking within 30 minutes. Most patients return to mild activities within a day and are able to participate in more strenuous activities within several days. The physician will require only a few office visits after your treatment to monitor for full vein closure.
* Invision Sally Jobe, Imaging by Radiology Imaging Associates (RIA) and HealthOne,
Varicose Veins Index, http://www.riainvision.com