EVLT Vein Treatment | Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic

EVLT Vein Treatment

EVLT: one of the best vein solutions by a large margin

Varicose veins are not an inevitable sign of aging

Varicose veins – those swollen, raised and often twisted bulging veins along the back or inside of the leg – afflict about half of all women and up to 15% of men. In addition to being unsightly, varicose veins can cause painful side effects including throbbing, cramping, itching and generalized pain. Over time, the condition can worsen and trigger serious side effects including leg swelling, skin ulcers and blood clots to the lungs.

Varicose veins - animation of laser vein treatment - EVLT - Kelowna BC

When other treatments like sclerotherapy are not enough

Fight back with EVLT: a highly satisfactory alternative to surgical stripping*

The answer for many lies in EndoVenous Laser Treatment, or EVLT (aka ELVES or Endovascular Laser Therapy /  ELT), an innovative new technology that makes it possible for doctors to eliminate varicose veins and get patients quickly back on their feet without surgery.

EVLT is a quick, minimally invasive laser process that leaves virtually no scars, has minimal postoperative pain and a quick recovery period, and provides almost immediate relief from symptoms. It is performed in our Accredited medical suite under local anesthesia, and works by using an ultrasound-led laser probe to precisely heat and shrink the walls of the vein so that blood can no longer flow through it. Healthy veins nearby take over the vascular duties.

EndoVenous Laser: EVLT considered one the best solutions by a large margin

Patients respond favourably to the one-hour EVLT treatment and are able to walk just ten minutes after it is completed. We recommend strenuous activity be avoided for 3–4 months, however patients can resume regular activities within just one day after the procedure is complete.

The procedure is so efficient it can be scheduled over your lunch break. Here's what to expect:

  • A doctor will map your veins using ultrasound.
  • Local anesthetic will be applied.
  • A thin laser fiber will be inserted through a tiny entry point near the knee.
  • Laser energy will be delivered to seal the faulty vein.
  • Normal activity resumes after a brief rest.

varicose vein clinic - EVLT laser therapy details - Kelowna BC
It’s really as straighforward as that.

With both EVLT (similar to ELVES) and VenaSeal, there is minimal down-time; both are performed under local anesthetic in the clinic (an accredited facility). Patients can resume their normal activities the very next day. Patients can resume their normal activities the very next day. Studies have shown that EVLT is much preferred over surgical stripping for numerous reasons (see research details in link immediately below). Some studies also show an increased effectiveness for endovenous laser treatment (EVLT being 98% effective vs surgical vein stripping is only 85%).

* MUST READ: in-depth Canadian research concludes Endovascular Laser Therapy (EVLT / ELT) is the best:


For other general information on venous disease:

EndoVenus Laser Treatment (EVLT) patient education video (pre- & post-treatment)

EVLT: Why choose Dr. Janna Bentley

Accredited Facility

Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic is a facilitly accredited by the Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Program (NHMSFP) administered by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC). Details of those who have received accreditation can be found on the CPSBC website.  The NHMSFP Program has "the mandate to establish, monitor and ensure standards of practice in private medical and surgical services in BC." In other words, it helps ensure best practices in patient safety and care. Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic is reviewed / inspected every year to ensure the highest levels of safety and sterilization, and has on staff a Laser Safety Office, Sterile Processing Technician and a Certified Occupational Health and Safety Officer.

Accredited and Experienced EVLT Physician

In addition to the facility accreditation, Dr. Janna Bentley is one of the few physicians in the interior of BC who is accredited – by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia – to perform endovenous laser treatment (EVLT). Moreover, Dr. Janna Bentley is one of the most experienced at performing EVLTs in Western Canada.  (More on expert physicians/phlebologists...)

Credentials & Qualifications: Phlebology is the area of medicine relating to vein health and treatment, and Dr. Janna Bentley is the President of the Canadian Society of Phlebology. So your vein assessment and treatment is delivered and/or overseen by one of Canada's top vein physicians and her team of well-trained, specialized vein nurses.

For a safe and private assessment of your varicose veins, consult an expert medical vein doctor at Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic today.

An individual consultation defines a patient's most effective treatment. Expected results are discussed and realistic treatment outcomes are established. Cost and treatment quantity is determined during your personal consultation. Customized packages are created for each patient to meet your needs based on areas/amount/severity of varicose veins. We provide an expert recommendation – and you choose the right treatment plan for you.

Actual price is based on a consultation – every patient is unique. That said, typical price ranges (and typical number of treatments) are as follows:

  • EVLT: All pricing based on personal consult, but typically is $2,975 for one leg, $4,975 for both legs. Includes ultrasound assessment, stockings, follow up appointment & 3 sclerotherapy touchups per leg.

Medical compression stockings are a typically required investment, ranging from $60 for one leg to $160 for pair, which are offered in our clinic in a variety of sizes and colours based on a custom fitting. 

Taxes not included.

You are unique – and so is your treatment – come in for an expert consultation to reduce or eliminate your varicose veins!

*Results may vary – specific results cannot be guaranteed – everybody is unique.

Venixxa helps relieve and reduce signs and symptoms associated with chronic venous disease. It is a new oral treatment option that helps to relieve signs and symptoms of mild-to-moderate chronic venous disease, such as as varicose and spider veins, pain in the legs, sensation of heaviness, sensation of swelling, and functional discomfort. It also helps to reduce lower-leg edema associated with mild-to-moderate chronic venous disease.

Venixxa available in Canada to help with varicose veins   

Venixxa™ is a micronized purified flavonoid fraction (MPFF). It is composed of citrus bioflavonoids, containing 90% diosmin and 10% other flavonoids expressed as hesperidin.

FAQs

How long has Venixxa™ been available?
It was introduced in Canada just recently, but the product has been available in many countries around the world for more than 20 years under the names Daflon 500 and Detralex.

Does Venixxa™ contain lactose?
None of the ingredients in the formulation are made from lactose.

Do I need a prescription for Venixxa™?
No. Venixxa™ is available over the counter at the pharmacy. If you cannot find it, your pharmacist can order it for you.

Where can I find Venixxa™?
You can find Venixxa™ in pharmacies across Canada, and right next-door to the clinic at Shoppers Drug Mart.

What if I forget to take a tablet?
If you forget to take a tablet, just take it as soon as you remember. Do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten tablet.

Does Venixxa™ have any side effects?
Venixxa™ is well tolerated. Possible side effects include hypersensitivity/allergy, gastrointestinal discomfort, dizziness, headaches, malaise, and skin reactions.

Are there any known drug interactions with Venixxa™?
No specific drug interaction studies have been conducted with Venixxa™. There have been no known drug interactions with Venixxa™ since its initial launch in international markets over 20 years ago.

Is it safe to use Venixxa™ on a long-term basis?
It is recommended that you consult your physician for use beyond 2 months.

How often do I take Venixxa™?
Simply take 1 tablet of Venixxa™ twice daily, midday and evening with meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

Can everyone take Venixxa™?
Do not use Venixxa™ if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Advise us if you are taking any prescription medications or if you suffer or experience inflammation of the skin, thrombophlebitis or subcutaneous induration, severe pain, ulcers, sudden swelling of one or both legs, cardiac or renal insufficiency or disorder. Consult us if symptoms persist or worsen.

I have varicose veins. Will Venixxa™ work for me?
Venixxa™ can be taken when varicose veins are present. Varicose veins are a sign of chronic venous disease. Consult Dr. Janna Bentley and the team of expert vein nurses to discuss further measures and treatment methods if necessary.

I wear compression socks (stockings with elastic support). Can I take Venixxa™?
Venixxa™ can be taken while using support stockings.

You are unique – and so is your treatment – come in for an expert consultation to reduce or eliminate your varicose veins!

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