Steve Elias, MD, FACS, FACPh, is among the first in the United States to use the new minimally invasive technology, EVRF.
Somewhat similar to Veinwave, EVRF can be used on collateral, perforating and reticular veins, as well as spider veins and varicose veins.
Radiofrequency energy, similar to microwave, is transmitted into the abnormal veins with a microprobe through the skin. The energy helps to seal the abnormal veins that eventually dissolve and get absorbed. The procedure is done in office and takes about 15 minutes. Patients can resume all activities after treatment including exercise.
Elias said the advantages of the EVRF are that treatment can take place all year round; treatment can be used on all skin types; treatment has no side effects; the patient do not need to wear stockings after treatment; and there is no activity restrictions including exercise.
“This technology allows us to treat small veins and adds another tool to our existing techniques when treating these types of veins.” Dr. Elias explains, “As with all of our options, EVRF is complementary to others such as sclerotherapy and laser treatments.”
With EVRF and other treatments most patients see an improvement, not all veins disappear but the cosmetic results are significant. Our goal is to offer patients the newest and most effective minimally invasive procedures.” - VTN