Endovascular Treatments

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

EVLA works on large truncal veins in the legs


Fotona’s Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) treatment works by targeting Nd:YAG laser energy to the interior of a vein. This causes the vein wall to shrink and seal shut. The healthy veins surrounding the closed vein can then restore the normal flow of blood from the treated area. EVLA works on large truncal veins in the legs that can cause discomfort and pain for many patients.

Surgical laser treatments are less invasive than traditional surgical methods of varicose vein removal. They also have a lower complication rate and are very well tolerated by patients. Recovery time is short and treatments produce excellent cosmetic results.

How Our Laser Endovascular Treatment works

Laser energy is delivered to the desired location inside the vein through an optical fibre and special catheter. Fotona’s QCW Nd:YAG laser is an ideal choice for endovenous laser treatments due to its particular affinity for absorption in hemoglobin.

The enhanced selectivity and precision of this laser also limit thermal effects to the target tissue, promoting minimal discomfort, exceptional success rates and shortened recovery times.

Our most advanced system for EVLA treatments


EVLA treatments are best performed on Fotona’s XP Line or SP Line of surgical lasers, both of which can generate peak powers beyond 5 kW ensuring greater speed and efficiency during surgical procedures. The multi-application XP Dynamis includes a high-performance QCW Nd:YAG surgical laser and a built-in, non-ablative, long-pulse Nd:YAG aesthetic laser. Having the two lasers at your fingertips enables an extremely wide treatment range. Note that EVLA can be performed with any Fotona QCW Nd:YAG laser system. Fotona additionally offers an EVLA Upgrade Kit, offering the necessary knowledge, accessories and tools to confidently and skillfully perform Endovenous Laser Ablation on your patients.


Key benefits to you and your customers

A minimally invasive treatment

Short recovery times

Excellent cosmetic results

45 minute outpatient procedure

Lower risk of complications

More than 98% initial success rate

EVLA Treatments: Clinical results

Scientific results from clinical studies show excellent improvement of large truncal veins and varicose veins in 98% of patients.

Further reading on the clinical results of Fotona EVLA treatments
For more reading on the clinical science behind EVLA treatments we recommend the key research papers linked below.

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