Laser treatment for varicose veins:
- The laser method reaches better cosmetic results than traditional surgery
- You have fewer bruises and only very rarely are some parts of the skin numb
- Varicose veins hardly ever reoccur in the treated areas
Usually, patients come to us regarding visible, serpentine veins on the leg, so-called “varicose veins”. Those can be a cause to ailments such as swollen legs, a congested feeling, heavy legs or itching. Over time, those varicose veins lead to changes of the legs skin and even to an “open leg”. Those changes are called “chronic venous insufficiency”.
Sometimes patients also simply wish for a treatment for aesthetic reasons.
What is visible on the leg surface is merely “the tip of the iceberg”. The flow causing those damaged veins comes from veins that are deep under the skin and is only visible in very rare cases.
In this treatment, like the laser treatment, a tube is inserted into the veins, only that here the veins are sealed through a radio frequency.
The advantage of this process is a continuous flow of energy and thus a fast and good cosmetic result.
Spider veins are this but widened veins on the surface of the skin. They do not pose any health threat but are seen by most people as quite ugly and unaesthetic.
Small varicose veins (aka spider veins) are mostly treated either with foam desolation or with a direct current, and only very rarely with laser beams.
The important thing with spider veins too is to make sure they do not stem from an inner insufficiency (inner varicose veins). Those would have to be treated first, to make sure that the spider veins will not reoccur.
Using a very thin needle, Aethoxysklerol foam is injected into the veins. The foam spreads inside the vein. Then the patient must wear compressing stockings. The results are visible a few days later.