What you need to know about getting vein laser therapy (EVLT) in Leibnitz

The gold standard treatment for varicose veins
Who can varicose vein treatment help?

We do our best to understand your needs and goals so we can offer you the very best treatments

Why do people choose to have vein laser therapy (EVLT)?

To benefit from the amazing transformation that comes with fit and flawless legs…


After vein laser therapy (EVLT), your legs are clear and smooth. Better yet, you’re experiencing instant relief from those painful symptoms.


A renewed energy and freedom enables you to pursue your goals and make new plans for the future.

Everyone around you will notice how positive and empowered you have become.

Vein Laser Therapy has not only revitalised your legs, you’re feeling all round healthier, happier and more attractive than ever.

Waking up on a summer’s morning and having the confidence to wear exactly what you want is liberating.

Your veins are finally functioning as they’re
supposed to, and this enables you to fall back in love with your body.

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Vein laser therapy (EVLT) explained

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Vein laser therapy (EVLT) suitability criteria

The majority of patients are suitable for Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT). You may be unsuitable if you: have acute deep vein thrombosis are pregnant or breastfeeding have an obstructed deep venous system inadequate to support circulation have an allergy to lidocaine have severe uncorrectable coagulopathy or hypercoagulability have the inability to move around after the procedure have sciatic vein reflux

How vein laser therapy (EVLT) works

Prior to the EVLT procedure, we undertake coloured ultrasound duplex vein mapping to identify the faulty veins. We then insert a laser fiber directly into the faulty vein under local anaesthesia. The laser delivers a precise dose of energy into the vein wall, collapsing it. The blood then diverts blood flow to nearby functional veins. The resulting increased circulation significantly reduces the symptoms of varicose veins and improves their surface appearance. We inject local anaesthetic fluid around the vein using ultrasound guidance to ensure that it is in the right place. The local anaesthetic fluid numbs the vein and the surrounding tissue so that the whole procedure is pain-free. The volume of anaesthetic fluid disperses the laser energy and absorbs the excess heat, making sure the tissues around the vein are protected when the vein is destroyed by the heat of the laser. The EVLT treatment generally takes less than one hour and offers immediate relief with minimal-to-no scarring. Patients can usually resume normal activities immediately with minimal or no pain. Unlike crossectomy and stripping surgery, the veins do not grow back. EVLT closes the veins permanently. Further, there is no need for you to undergo a general anesthetic.

Advantages and disadvantages of vein laser therapy (EVLT)

Advantages According to NICE Guidelines 2019, EVLT is the gold standard treatment for varicose veins. The EVLT procedure is a painless, clinically proven and minimally-invasive alternative to traditional and painful vein crossectomy and stripping surgery. The key difference between EVLT and traditional surgery is that with it we treat veins from inside the vein itself and not from the outside as is with the case with traditional surgery. The benefits of this treatment include: A short postoperative period It can be done in the day clinic There is no hospital stay required You can quickly return to daily activities We can offer you a specific and tailor-made treatment We have the ability to treat many veins at once We can perform the treatment under local anesthetic, with or without oral sedation The procedure is minimally-invasive, resulting in a very small risk of infection, blood loss, noticeable scars, or other significant problems We can perform the treatment in less than 1 hour You will likely enjoy a rapid recovery It has a success rate of 93%

Vein laser therapy (EVLT) risks

Only very minimal complications can occur with this procedure. However, there are potential risks with any medical procedure, which I will discuss thoroughly with you at the medical consultation.

Vein laser therapy (EVLT) options and alternatives

Ultrasound catheter based foam sclerotherapy is an alternative treatment to EVLT. However, the disadvantage of this treatment is that it can only treat one main vein at a time, compared to EVLT which can treat multiple veins in one treatment session.

Vein laser therapy (EVLT) results

EVLT achieves very high success rates. In 93 % to 100 % of patients, the treatment closes the diseased veins entirely after 1-2 Years follow up. After treatment, you are likely to experience lighter and smoother legs, with less discomfort and no more Venous reflux pain. Your circulation and general health will also have significantly improved.

Before and after vein treatment

We’ve helped hundreds of Austrians, Slovakians and Croatians get more joy and comfort from their legs without the disappointment of painful surgery and short-lasting results

There is no single treatment which is right and the Only to treat Varicose veins , the right treatment is always a mixture of different types of treatments which are tailor made to suit the patient needs.


How do the different vein treatment options compare?

The simplest and and most efficient way to compare vein treatments
Shorter operation time
Less needle sticks
Less pain during post-op
Can be combined with
Phlebectomy (a supplemental procedure to treat small visible veins once the root cause has been addressed)
Can be used on large veins (more than 2 cm in diameter)
Can treat an unlimited number of veins
Can treat incompetent perforator veins (the most common cause of recurrent varicose veins)
Low chance of recurrent vein condition
Minimally invasive

Suffering from troublesome veins? You’re not alone

Take a look at these surprising statistics…

percent of the adult European population suffer from chronic venous disease 1
percent of venous ulcers are a consequence of untreated varicose veins 2
percent of varicose vein patients have a family history of the condition 3
percent of people with varicose veins have reduced quality of life 4

Take our online vein self-assessment to see if you can 
be free of troublesome veins

Get an answer in less than 3 minutes

A top varicose vein medical surgeon in Leibnitz specialising in minimally-invasive vein therapy

Bringing you the benefit of hundreds of successful cases

Mohamed Salama | FacharztMBBcH, Msc. MC Phleb Mohamed Salama is a passionate and dedicated specialist general and visceral surgeon who specialises in minimally invasive vein therapy.He is committed to the accurate diagnosis and treatment of patients and believes that an individualised approach achieves the best, long-lasting results. Dr Salama is the lead clinician at the LBCL Surgery and Vein Clinic.

Our Values , Our Promise

What You Get

Benefit from a  specialist.

Prominent veins are more than just a cosmetic issue, they indicate a medical condition of the circulatory system and must be treated by a healthcare professional, not an aesthetic practitioner.

Latest techniques, long-lasting results.

Dr Mohamed Salama has the skills to undertake a full clinical and duplex ultrasound vein mapping assessment and provide a full range of treatments to get you lasting results.

Devoted aftercare  recovery and beyond.

All of our treatments include 28-day follow-up, where we perform vein mapping to assess the outcome of your treatment and evaluate the results.

Individualized treatment plans

Individualized treatment plans allow you to recover in a way that is the best fit for you. The treatment plan should encompass the unique situation and needs of each person.

Broad Spectrum Treatments

Our different treatments options covers as well all other Vein diseases related conditions as Hamosiderin deposition and Brown Pigments. Skin Sagging and other condiitions.

Fast Appointment Scheduling

We're always committed to fastest possible, Efficient Appointment Scheduling. Each Patient usually will be offered an appointment within maximal 1 Week Time.