Higher Success Rates, Shorter Recovery
Fotona’s EndoVenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) treatment works by targeting Nd:YAG laser energy to the interior of a vein, causing the vein wall to shrink and seal shut. The healthy veins that surround the closed vein can then restore the normal flow of blood to the treated area.
Safe, Effective and Minimally Invasive
EVLA is principally effective on large truncal veins in the legs. Laser energy is delivered to the desired location inside the vein through an optical fiber and catheter. Laser treatments are less invasive than traditional surgical methods of varicose vein removal, have a lower complication rate, and are well tolerated by patients. Recovery time is short and the treatment produces good cosmetic results.
Faster Healing and Greater Patient Comfort
Fotona's QCW Nd:YAG laser has a particular affinity for absorption in hemoglobin, making it an ideal choice for endovenous laser treatments. Its high performance, selectivity and precision (limiting thermal effects to the target tissue), allow for minimal discomfort, exceptional success rates and shortened recovery times.
Endovenous Laser Ablation treatments can be best performed with the following Fotona laser systems:
Fotona's XP Line of laser systems offers a variety of ideal choices if you value speed and precision for high-quality surgical and aesthetic treatments without compromising efficacy. Multi-application systems such as the XP Dynamis and XP-2 Focus offer a high performance QCW Nd:YAG surgical laser as well as a built-in, non-ablative, long-pulse Nd:YAG aesthetic laser, which combine to offer an extremely wide treatment range.
All Fotona Nd:YAG lasers are equipped with VSP (Variable Square Pulse) technology to provide the widest range of selectable pulses and greater procedural safety. Compared to conventional Nd:YAG technologies, Fotona’s proprietary VSP pulses create virtually instantaneous temperature increases that are limited to the targeted structures only.
Square pulses of laser light reach peak powers faster, remain constant and return to zero immediately. This contributes to higher long-term success rates and shorter recovery times. The XP-2 Focus can generate peak powers beyond 5 kW, ensuring greater speed and efficiency in surgical procedures.
Handpieces & Accessories
Fotona's specially designed, innovative handpiece technology allows safe, precisely controlled and effective delivery of laser pulses to the treatment area. The following handpieces are designed for use with EVLA treatments.
R27 Handpiece: safely delivers Nd:YAG laser energy, transmitted via optical fiber to the treatment site. For use with Fotona laser systems that support QCW operation mode with 400Mm and 600Mm fibers.
R32 Nd:YAG Handpiece: intended to be used in pulse mode. The handpiece has a variable spotsize from 2 to 8 mm and is recommended for the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions, T3 skin rejuvenation treatments, as well as for permanent hair reduction.
Fotona also offers a Treatment Upgrade Kit for EVLA treatments, which provides Fotona laser users with the necessary knowledge, accessories and a complete set of tools to confidently and skillfully perform the procedure on their patients.
More information about handpieces and other accessories is available on the XP Line product page.