We use modern laser technique to treat varicose veins. Laser technique is endovenous, less invasive and do not requires general anesthesia in contrast to traditional surgical treatment. Our doctor inserts a thin fiber (catheter) into the enlarged vein through a tiny skin puncture. The catheter is guided into the vein to be treated using ultrasound imaging. Heat from the fiber´s tip destroys the vein by causing it to collapse and close. The body then naturally absorbs the vein. After treatment, the blood will flow through other veins. Injection of varicose veins with a foam solution is used when endovenous technique is not possible. Microsclerotherapy, using a liquid chemical injection is used to treat spider veins.
These methods are well documented in studies with excellent treatment results and do not cause severe pain, infections, or scarring. Side effects are very limited and rare.
Treatment is a sterile procedure performed in our operating room and does not require general anaesthesia as it is performed under local anesthesia. You can go home a few hours after treatment. Patients are encouraged to walk immediately after the procedure and can resume normal activities the next day.
Varicose veins are superficial veins on the leg that have become enlarged, dilated and twisted. The varicose veins occur when the valves in the veins are not functioning properly and do not prevent blood from flowing the wrong way backwards away from the heart. The blood accumulate in the veins which appear swollen and raised. Besides being a cosmetic problem, the most common trouble is a feeling of heaviness and leg swelling, but pain and cramping in the calf may occur. In the long run, you may get skin changes which may lead to itching, discoloration, skin thickening, eczema and/or wounds.
Spider veins are small, twisted blood vessels that are visible through the skin. They take their name from their striking spiderweb pattern.
The risk of developing varicose veins is increased if a family member has the condition. This suggests varicose veins may be partly caused by your genes. Also a number of environmental risk factors have been associated with the development of varicose veins, namely pregnancy, age, female sex, obesity, and prolonged periods of standing.