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EVLA Or RFA Treatment - Best Vein Varicose Clinic in Victoria Melbourne
EVLA Or RFA Treatment - Best Vein Varicose Clinic in Victoria Melbourne

EVLA Or RFA Treatment

EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) or RFA (Radiofrequency Ablation) treatment is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. It is performed in an outpatient setting using local anesthesia. It is usually used to treat the superficial vein system in the leg known as the saphenous veins, which demonstrate reflux on ultrasound.

The methods of EVLA or RFA treatment are used to remove the Great Saphenous Veins (GSV) and Small Saphenous Veins (SSV) from the bloodstream without causing a cut or stripping the vein. Any of these procedures are done under local anesthesia.

Dr. Nellie is one of very few female vein experts using the techniques of ELVA or RFA treatment in Australia & New Zealand.

From the ankle or knee level, a catheter is moved up the vein. It is positioned with caution at the intersection of the GSV/SSV and the deeper veins. The catheter is accurately placed using an ultrasound scan. Heat or laser energy is passed through the vein wall as the catheter is brought in contact with it. This causes the proteins in the vein wall to change shape and contract down. This leaves the vein contracted down and stops blood flow through it.

Long-term follow-up has shown that the veins largely remain closed off and rarely open up again. Most patients experience minor discomfort maybe for a week or two. There might remain very little numbness in and around the treatment area.

Avoid crossing the legs or prolonged standing, heavy lifting, strenuous exercises, hot bath, or extreme sports activities. Try to rest the leg in an elevated position, walk for a minimum of 30 minutes per day is generally suggested.

Dr. Yazdani holds more than 17 years of experience in treating patients with ELVA or RFA treatment procedures. She is professionally trained by the world's renowned phlebologists, vascular surgeons, dermatologists, and many others.


Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) and Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) are minimally invasive procedures used to treat varicose veins. In EVLA, a laser fiber is inserted into the affected vein, while in RFA, radiofrequency energy is used. Both methods achieve similar results by closing off the problematic vein, but the choice between them depends on individual patient factors and the physician's preference.

During EVLA, a thin laser fiber is inserted into the varicose vein through a small incision. The laser produces heat, causing the vein to collapse and seal shut. This redirects blood flow to healthier veins. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis, requiring only local anesthesia, and patients can resume normal activities shortly afterward.

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a highly effective vein treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to close off diseased veins. The procedure is generally well-tolerated, as local anesthesia is administered to numb the treatment area. Patients may experience some discomfort, but pain is usually minimal, and any discomfort is temporary. RFA offers a quick recovery with minimal downtime.

The duration of a vein treatment procedure, whether it's Endovenous Laser Ablation or Radiofrequency Ablation, varies but typically takes around 30 to 60 minutes. Post-treatment, patients can resume normal activities, although strenuous exercise may be limited for a short period. Some patients may experience mild bruising or discomfort, but these side effects are temporary, and the overall recovery is relatively quick and well-tolerated.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Niloofar Yazdani regarding vein treatments, you can contact her office directly or visit the official website for more information. During the consultation, Dr. Yazdani will assess your condition, discuss treatment options, and address any concerns or questions you may have about Direct Vision Micro Sclerotherapy or other available procedures.

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