Wuhan Dimed Laser Technology Co., Ltd
Dimedlaser - Proffessional Manufacture Of Medical Lasers
|Place of Origin:||CHINA|
|Model Number:||cherylas 1470nm|
|Minimum Order Quantity:||1|
|Laser Type::||GaAlAs Diode Laser||Wavelength:||1470nm|
|Peak Power::||15w||Operation Mode::||CW, Single Or Repeat Pulse|
|Pulse Duration::||10us-3s||Repetition Rate::||0.2Hz- 50KHz|
|Pilot Beam::||Red Diode Laser Of 650nm, Power<5mW||Control Mode::||True Color Touch Screen|
|Transmission System::||Fibers Of 400um With SMA905 Connector||Weight::||11g|
What does EVLT stand for and how does it work?
EVLT stands for EndoVenousLaserTreatment. It is recommended for the treatment of varicose veins that are caused by valves in your veins that do not work correctly. If the valves are not working correctly, the blood pools in the vein, which causes bulging and discomfort. Laser energy is delivered into the vein causing the vein to collapse and seal shut, eliminating the pain and bulging. The other healthy veins in your body will then take over supplying the blood to your legs.
What can I expect the procedure to be like?
You will be given a prescription for topical numbing cream to apply to your leg an hour before your procedure. This will help minimize the discomfort of the injections during the procedure.
When you arrive at the office our nurse will go over the consent form with you and then give you a mild oral sedative and pain reliever to help make you comfortable. (The procedure is relatively painless, but you may occasionally feel pain/burning with the injecting of the local anesthetic).
You will have a before picture taken, your veins will be mapped out by the physician, nurse and ultrasound technician.
You will be positioned on the procedure table with your head elevated, and your leg will be prepped and covered with sterile drapes.
While under ultrasound guidance the physician will inject numbing medication into the skin and then place the laser fiber into the vein, which may cause mild discomfort/cramping.
Once the fiber is in place the physician will administer more of the local anesthetic by injecting solution around the length of the vein. This may cause occasional discomfort/pain, but it is for a brief period of time. The topical numbing cream helps with this but it is still likely you will feel some of the stings from the needle.
Once the anesthetic has been administered, a pair of protective goggles will be placed over your eyes and you will then be tipped with your feet slightly elevated.
The laser is then turned on and is gently withdrawn by the physician.
The laser energy delivery only takes a few minutes and you should not experience any pain. If you begin to feel discomfort or heat, you need to communicate that to the physician and staff.
If your procedure includes having the visual varicosities removed by phlebectomy, the physician will then begin to inject the anesthetic around these veins. Small punctures will be made over the vein allowing the physician access to remove the vein. During this process you may feel some tugging, pulling, and pressure while the vein is being removed. It is our attempt to keep you as comfortable as possible through this process and it is important you keep us informed on how you are doing. If you need more numbing medication the physician will inject more as needed for pain relief.
Once the laser delivery and/or phlebectomy have been completed, you will be placed in your compression stocking and then you will begin your first cycle of walking on our treadmill.
Your post op instructions will be reviewed with you by the nurse, and given to you in writing to take home.