EVRF – The Complete Solution

The new EVRF™ is supplied with ultra fine insulated needles for the transcutaneous treatment of the spider veins; specially designed hand-held patented catheters for the treatment of the reticular veins and a highly developed endovenous catheter for the Greater Saphenous – the user simply decides upon the veins to be treated, selects the appropriate attachment and the EVRF™ is pre-programmed to apply the necessary energy for the chosen application. There is no other device or treatment required.

  • Sleek, compact design
  • Intuitive touch screen graphics
  • Multi-pulse foot pedal
  • Proprietary catheters
  • Treats veins from 0.1mm to 18mm
  • Precise Control – The duration of the pulse can be set from 0.1 to 1 seconds in 0.1 second steps. The pulse power can be selected in of 5 % steps, with the capsense touch screen (no touch pen needed).

We provide two options by which to acquire the system:

  • OUTRIGHT PURCHASE: Customers have the option of buying the device outright on the basis that consumables/catheters can be purchased on line as and when required
  • DEVICE LOAN AGREEMENT: Alternatively, we can install the EVRF device without any capital outlay, subject to a monthly loan agreement and a commitment to minimum monthly order quantities of consumables.

Full details are available upon request.

Needles and Catheters

resizedFor the fine spider veins on the legs and for all veins on the face, the EVRF utilises a needle-holder, as shown below, in conjunction with ultra-fine insulated nickel needles. This treatment is applied transcutaneously with minimum trauma caused to the skin or surrounding tissue. This technology will treat all veins up to 0.3mm although more advanced practitioners are able to achieve clearance, with this technique alone, on veins up to 1mm in diameter.

Below are the specially designed and patented handsets with built-in catheters for the treatment of the larger veins between 1 to 5 mm, referred to as the CR12i and the CR30i. These handsets are easy to hold and control, are very flexible and their perfectly designed insulated casing makes it possible to slide the catheter into the vein and coagulate the vein from the inside. The energy emitted through the EVRF generator for this endovenous application creates the thermo-coagulation effect similar to treatments of the greater saphenous vein. These are being used to remove unwanted hand veins, safely and effectively.

The following diagram illustrates the application of the CR12i and CR30i catheters

The diagram above illustrates the application of the CR12i and CR30i catheters

Saphenous veins

cr45iRecently, F Care Systems extended its product range with a specially designed catheter for efficient removal of the incompetent saphenous veins. This catheter (CR45i) utilises the same RF energy from the EVRF generator through its robust yet totally flexible length, at the end of which is a 0.5cm tip from which the energy is emitted.  The catheter is inserted along the length of the vein and is withdrawn in increments producing occlusion of the entire vein. Other similar systems have larger treatment tips but the CR45i is specifically designed to enable passage through the most tortuous of veins and requires a shorter tip in order to do so. Procedure times are comparable to similar treatments since, whilst withdrawal is in smaller increments, there is no waiting time for the tip to heat up.

As with all features of the EVRF device, this treatment is minimally invasive, preventing unpleasant and possibly unsafe side effects such as pigmentation defects, superficial Thrombophlebitis or deep venous thrombosis. Patients experience minimal discomfort and normal activity can be resumed within one day.

Brief Introductory Guide to using the CR45i

Insert a 6F introduction needle into the saphenous vein;

Insert a guide wire through the needle into the vein. Open the vein by sliding a dilatator over the guide wire.
Replace the guide wire with a CR45i catheter and move the catheter up the vein. Position the catheter correctly with echo Doppler guidance.

Depress the foot pedal to send a radio frequency signal into the vein. The warning tones and lights on the EVRF tell when the catheter needs to be retracted. Repeat the procedure until the end of the vein.

Video showing the treatment being conducted in a live situation – Presented by Dr S. Thomis