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What are the complications of endovenous laser treatment (evlt)?
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Endovenous laser
Complication chances are minimal.
There a 1% risk of blood clot. There is a small chance of skin numbness as a results of thermal injury to nerves. Small chance of skin pigmentation / discoloration at treatment sites, but this usually resolves. Small chance of vein damage or bleeding. Have a board-certified vein specialist perform your procedure (preferrably a vascular surgeon).

In brief: Endovenous laser
Complication chances are minimal.
There a 1% risk of blood clot. There is a small chance of skin numbness as a results of thermal injury to nerves. Small chance of skin pigmentation / discoloration at treatment sites, but this usually resolves. Small chance of vein damage or bleeding. Have a board-certified vein specialist perform your procedure (preferrably a vascular surgeon).
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Dr. Douglas Joyce
There is also the very rare chance of a deep vein clot. This causes calf pain and leg swelling and is a medical emergency requiring treatment with blood thinners.
Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
In brief: Few and mild
The most common complications are mild, localized tenderness, discomfort and bruising for a few days over the treated vein.
Generally compression stockings and anti-inflammatory medicine keep this to a minimum. If the treated vein was very superficial, sometimes a slight skin discoloration over the vein can occur. Dvts are very uncommon and happen in <1% of cases. Skin burns even less.

In brief: Few and mild
The most common complications are mild, localized tenderness, discomfort and bruising for a few days over the treated vein.
Generally compression stockings and anti-inflammatory medicine keep this to a minimum. If the treated vein was very superficial, sometimes a slight skin discoloration over the vein can occur. Dvts are very uncommon and happen in <1% of cases. Skin burns even less.
Dr. Ted King
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