After the procedure bandages will be used to dress the area. After a couple of days, these can be removed and you should then wear surgical support/compression stockings for a week.

Common side effects include initial discomfort for 1-2 days and swelling and bruising that can last for a week or two. There might be some pigmentation changes to the skin which should settle in 1-2 months.

Results are permanent in over 95% of cases.

Most patients see a good instant result but for some patients the best results are at 6 weeks after the procedure.

EVLA laser vein removal takes between 1-2 hours

EVLA procedures are carried out under local anaesthetic so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. Some patients experience a little discomfort afterwards for which simple paracetamol may be all that is required in the first 24 hours.

The dressings/stockings might itch a bit but that is relatively minor.