Endovenous Laser Vein Treatment Atlanta, GA2021-12-06T15:33:21-05:00

Break out that little black dress.

There’s no need to hide your legs any longer. With endovenous laser vein treatment, vascular surgeon Dr. Laura Garvey can give you back the confidence you need to wear the dresses, skirts, and shorts that have been languishing in your wardrobe.

Break out that little black dress.

There’s no need to hide your legs any longer. With endovenous laser vein treatment, vascular surgeon Dr. Laura Garvey can give you back the confidence you need to wear the dresses, skirts, and shorts that have been languishing in your wardrobe.

From all of us at MetroDerm, we wish you the best in 2023.

ELIMINATE VARICOSE VEINS

Endovenous Laser Vein Treatment Atlanta, GA

Endovenous Laser Vein Treatment Atlanta, GA, MetroDerm, PC

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.

 

Endovenous laser vein treatment uses laser energy, which is simply a highly concentrated beam of light to deposit energy in the vein wall and thus causes shrinkage and closure. In the hands of a skilled physician, lasers offer far less risk for complications than conventional surgery. During the procedure, a thin laser fiber is inserted into the damaged vein through pinpoint entry site in the skin. A laser light is emitted through the fiber as it is being pulled back through the targeted vein. The targeted tissue reacts with the light energy, causing the vein to close and seal shut. The closed veins only handle less than 5% of the body’s blood flow and are superficial. The blood is automatically routed to other healthy veins.

Endovenous Laser Vein Treatment Atlanta, GA, MetroDerm, PC

If varicose veins cause few symptoms, Dr. Laura Garvey at the Vein Center at MetroDerm, P.C. may simply suggest making lifestyle changes. If a patient’s symptoms are more severe, she may recommend one or more medical procedures to remove varicose veins or close them completely. Removing or closing varicose veins usually doesn’t cause problems with blood flow because the blood starts moving through other veins.

Lifestyle changes often are the first treatment for varicose veins. These changes can prevent varicose veins from getting worse, reduce pain, and delay other varicose veins from forming. Lifestyle changes include the following:

  • Avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time.
  • Avoid crossing the legs when sitting.
  • Do physical activities to improve muscle tone.
  • Lose weight if overweight (or obese) to improve blood flow and ease the venous pressure.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothes, especially those that are tight around the waist, groin (upper thighs), and legs. Tight clothes can make varicose veins worse.
  • Avoid wearing high heels for long periods. Lower heeled shoes can help tone calf muscles. Toned muscles help blood move through the veins.
  • Compression stockings create gentle pressure up the leg. This pressure keeps blood from pooling and decreases swelling in the legs.

Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment will vary.

ELIMINATE VARICOSE VEINS

Endovenous Laser Vein Treatment

Endovenous Laser Vein Treatment Atlanta, GA, MetroDerm, PC

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.

 

Endovenous laser vein treatment uses laser energy, which is simply a highly concentrated beam of light to deposit energy in the vein wall and thus causes shrinkage and closure. In the hands of a skilled physician, lasers offer far less risk for complications than conventional surgery. During the procedure, a thin laser fiber is inserted into the damaged vein through pinpoint entry site in the skin. A laser light is emitted through the fiber as it is being pulled back through the targeted vein. The targeted tissue reacts with the light energy, causing the vein to close and seal shut. The closed veins only handle less than 5% of the body’s blood flow and are superficial. The blood is automatically routed to other healthy veins.

Endovenous Laser Vein Treatment Atlanta, GA, MetroDerm, PC

If varicose veins cause few symptoms, Dr. Laura Garvey at the Vein Center at MetroDerm, P.C. may simply suggest making lifestyle changes. If a patient’s symptoms are more severe, she may recommend one or more medical procedures to remove varicose veins or close them completely. Removing or closing varicose veins usually doesn’t cause problems with blood flow because the blood starts moving through other veins.

Lifestyle changes often are the first treatment for varicose veins. These changes can prevent varicose veins from getting worse, reduce pain, and delay other varicose veins from forming. Lifestyle changes include the following:

  • Avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time.
  • Avoid crossing the legs when sitting.
  • Do physical activities to improve muscle tone.
  • Lose weight if overweight (or obese) to improve blood flow and ease the venous pressure.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothes, especially those that are tight around the waist, groin (upper thighs), and legs. Tight clothes can make varicose veins worse.
  • Avoid wearing high heels for long periods. Lower heeled shoes can help tone calf muscles. Toned muscles help blood move through the veins.
  • Compression stockings create gentle pressure up the leg. This pressure keeps blood from pooling and decreases swelling in the legs.

Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment will vary.

Endovenous Laser Vein Treatment Atlanta, GA, MetroDerm, PC

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Endovenous Laser Vein Treatment Atlanta, GA, MetroDerm, PC

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Melinda L.
“My wife and I have been going to Dr. Nahai for about 10 years now. He is one of the nicest, most professional doctors we have. He’s always prompt, friendly, and professional. We’re always happy with our treatments. He is a great doctor, and we will continue to see him as long as he practices. Thank you, Dr Nahai!”
Kurt D.

“Came very highly recommended by friends and also fellow nurses who have worked with him. I was very pleased with the consultation, and I’m very excited to have him do my surgery.”

Jigana P.
“I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Nahai. I was very apprehensive, and he was calm and supportive through the whole process. I am 67 and had my eyelids done, full face, and neck lift. I wanted to look [rested and natural.” Both were achieved. I absolutely love the new me. I highly recommend Dr. Nahai.”
Charlene M.

“Dr. Nahai has been great to work with over the years. He is always knowledgeable and willing to listen to your exact requests. I would highly recommend Dr. Nahai and his staff to anyone who is in need of a plastic surgeon.”

Sarah H.
“I couldn’t be happier with the procedure from Dr. Nahai. Having the chin lift was the best thing I could have done. I had the typical turkey neck, but no more. Everyone in Dr. Nahai’s office is great. I would highly recommend for any procedure.”
Marsha R.
“Dr. Nahai is the best. I have gone to him for many years, since needing a facial scar revision in the mid-2000s, for a multitude of cosmetic issues. I highly recommend his skill, talent, creativity, and warm personality. I always leave the office feeling that my questions have been answered and concerns taken care of. And looking great, of course!”
Tracy D.
“Dr. Nahai is an incredibly talented physician. He takes time to listen to you and answer all questions. His goal is your complete satisfaction, and he takes pride in achieving that. He and his staff are efficient, kind, and professional. His follow-up care is also outstanding. I highly recommend him!”
Marsha H.
“Dr. Nahai is a great surgeon. He did a great job of repairing a Mohs surgery scar on my lower lip.It was life-changing! Thanks, Dr. Nahai.”
Dan B.

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