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What does Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) feel like?

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What does Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) feel like? The actual ablation itself is painless. When we do the procedure, we do it in the office with local anesthesia like your dentist uses. We use lidocaine which is the same medicine that your dentist uses when he numbs your teeth and then he works on your teeth. But what we do is we pass the laser fiber up the vein and then with local anesthesia, the lidocaine, we numb the vein. And then, when we turn the laser energy on, it is painless. The numbing medicine that we put around the vein and around the laser fiber, it sinks the heat away from the vein and also, of course, senses lidocaine that numbs the vein. And the actual treatment itself is painless.

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