Endovenous Laser Treatment (ELT/EVLT)  

Venous laser treatment utilizes a small optic fiber that is inserted through a needle into the varicose vein under ultrasound guidance. The laser is activated and, as the optic fiber is removed from the vein, it heats and closes the vein. Once the vein is closed, the blood that was circulating through the vein is naturally re-routed to other healthy veins. Over time, the closed vein is absorbed by the body.