How long will I have scar tissue after Endovenous Laser Ablation?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 7 answers . 2 years ago

I've read that after EVLT, the vein turns into fibrous scar tissue. How bad will it look and how long until my body absorbs it?

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2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Discuss with treating physician. Not any significant external scar.

2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Discuss with treating physician. Not any significant external scar.


2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

You may have some temporary inflammation in the thigh area and later a"threadlike" feeling. We recommend firm but gentle massage with Arnica cream during this time. At the access site there maybe a "knot" as the area heals. Again firm massage with the finger tip will help break it up. Don't be aggressive. Avoid sun as it can cause pigmentation during healing. None of these things should be permanent.

2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

You may have some temporary inflammation in the thigh area and later a"threadlike" feeling. We recommend firm but gentle massage with Arnica cream during this time. At the access site there maybe a "knot" as the area heals. Again firm massage with the finger tip will help break it up. Don't be aggressive. Avoid sun as it can cause pigmentation during healing. None of these things should be permanent.


2 years ago by The Sheen Vein Institute

The fibrous scar tissue can take 6-8 months before you quit feeling it on the outside. Internally, it may take 1-2 year for all the veins to go away. It is also dependent on how active you are. The more active, the faster it goes away. Now if the vein does not go away even after this time, you should have it looked at again. The vein may have reopened.

2 years ago by The Sheen Vein Institute (View Profile)

The fibrous scar tissue can take 6-8 months before you quit feeling it on the outside. Internally, it may take 1-2 year for all the veins to go away. It is also dependent on how active you are. The more active, the faster it goes away. Now if the vein does not go away even after this time, you should have it looked at again. The vein may have reopened.


2 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

The scar tissue is not visible when looking at the leg.

2 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

The scar tissue is not visible when looking at the leg.


2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center

The "scar" tissue is inside your leg, therefore you do not see it with your naked eye. Usually the process takes 6-12 months.

2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

The "scar" tissue is inside your leg, therefore you do not see it with your naked eye. Usually the process takes 6-12 months.


2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

The vein is usually not noticeable and your body should absorb it within 2 to 3 months. You may feel hardness over the lazered vein for 4 to 6 weeks.

2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

The vein is usually not noticeable and your body should absorb it within 2 to 3 months. You may feel hardness over the lazered vein for 4 to 6 weeks.


2 years ago by North Shore Vein Center

You will not be able to see the vein at all. It is only visible by ultrasound.In thinner patients, with the vein close to the skin, you may be able to feel it for a few months, but this too will disappear by the first year.

2 years ago by North Shore Vein Center (View Profile)

You will not be able to see the vein at all. It is only visible by ultrasound.In thinner patients, with the vein close to the skin, you may be able to feel it for a few months, but this too will disappear by the first year.


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