Endovenous laser vein treatment is also known as endovenous ablation treatment (EVLT), and it uses lasers or radio waves to create heat to close off varicose veins. Vascular surgeon Dr. Laura Garvey at the Vein Center at MetroDerm will numb the area and make a tiny cut in the skin near the varicose vein to insert a small tube called a catheter. A device at the tip of the tube heats up the inside of the vein and closes it off. Patients are kept fully comfortable during this procedure and have the option of receiving sedation. Patients go home the same day as the procedure.