Treatment of varicose veins

  1. How is the treatment?
  2. Advantages over other methods
  3. What cases can be treated?
  4. Side effects and contraindications
  5. How much does it cost?

Varicose veins of lower limbs and/or spider veins have a high incidence among the adult population. It is more frequent in women.

Although about 50% of patients present symptoms of venous insufficiency, the main reason these patients seek medical advice is none other than concern for their appearance.

You can remove red spots of birth, facial spider veins, varicose veins or vascular networks in the legs.

treatment of varicose veinsOver time, the veins of the legs start to become visible. The most common causes are heredity, pregnancy or standing up for many hours. With the Nd – YAG 1064 nm laser, which incorporates Vasculight platform, we can solve these problems.

1. How is the treatment?

The energy emitted produces coagulation of the blood in the vein and the irritation of the walls of the same. This causes the vein walls to collapse. This subsequently leads to atrophy of the vascular wall and the absorption of the blood vessel. The final disappearance of the injury may take several months, depending on the size and number of vessels to treat.

It will take several sessions to complete treatment.

During treatment there can be some discomfort or pain. It can be remedied by applying an anaesthetic cream one hour before the treatment.
After treatment some erythema or edema can appear on the skin on the treated lesions, but this is temporary.

2. Advantages over other methods

When treating the classical variceal sclerosis, it has the advantage that it is a non-invasive treatment, i.e. no need to punch the glass scleroses. Nor is it necessary to make a bandage on the treated leg. And you can treat the whole leg in the same session.

Another advantage is the low risk of hypopigmented, because of its low interference with the melanin.

3. What cases can be treated?

We can treat varicose veins of the legs as: high truncal veins, reticular veins, red-blue telangiectasias and spider veins.

We can also treat benign vascular lesions: surface and medium haemangioma, vascular malformations such as port wine stains, facial telangiectasias, ruby points, etc.

4. Side effects and contraindications

It can cause burns of 1º-2 º degree, which resolve without sequelae in a period of 2-3 weeks.

Hemosiderotic pigmentation (the hemoglobin in the blood stains the skin), take longer to disappear but are transient.

This treatment should not be performed in patients with:
phototype VI (black skin);
diabetic arteriopathy, arteriosclerosis ..;
deep venous insufficiency and failure of the arch of the saphenous (you can treat varicose veins that persist after surgery).

It is not indicated for patients on treatment with photosensitising agents or anticoagulants.

In the case of recent sun exposure, the patient must wait 3-4 weeks for treatment.

5. How much does it cost?

It depends on the extent of injuries to treat. We make a personalised quotation. If you would like a price estimate for the areas you want to treat, please contact us by phone or email.

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