Endovenous Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins – Long Island, NY

Laser ablation is one of the most common treatments for spider veins and varicose veins.  This in-office procedure only requires local anesthesia, and patients can resume normal activities the same day. With a long-term success rate of over 90 percent, patient satisfaction for laser ablation is very high.  

Our Board Certified Vein & Aesthetic Experts are experienced in laser ablation. Call Illuminate Center for Veins & Aesthetics today to set up an appointment with us!

FAQs on Laser Ablation 

What is Laser Ablation?

Endovenous laser ablation (EVLT) is a minimally-invasive, in-office procedure that uses a laser beam to treat vein disease. Local anesthesia is administered to the area of treatment, where the laser is then placed within the walls of the vein. EVLT is performed in our office and typically takes one hour.

How Does Laser Ablation Work?

During the procedure, the laser will heat the walls of the vein until it closes, allowing your body to reabsorb the vein. Once it is reabsorbed, blood flow is then rerouted to healthy veins throughout the body. Blood circulation improves rapidly right after laser ablation.

Does Laser Ablation Hurt?

Some patients may experience temporary soreness or numbness afterward. However, patients can resume normal activity within 24 hours of treatment. 

How Much Does Laser Ablation Cost?

EVLT is usually covered by insurance. Illuminate Center for Veins & Aesthetics accepts most insurances, including Medicare. Contact us for questions about coverage. 

Am I A Good Candidate for Laser Ablation?

Our Board Certified Vein & Aesthetic Experts can determine whether or not you are a good candidate for laser ablation. During an evaluation, your doctor may perform a:

  • Venous ultrasound 
  • Physical exam 
  • Medical history 
  • Go over your personal goals