Varicose Veins Laser
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins occurs when the valves that pump blood to the heart become weak or damaged, causing blood to build up in the arteries. This condition usually affects the legs and is a painful condition characterized by red or purple and swollen veins.
In the past, the only ways for patients with varicose veins and foot swelling were the constant use of stocks for varicose or surgery. Varicose vein surgery was one of the most difficult treatments with a long recovery period and the results of this traditional method generally did not have patient’s satisfaction.
But today, doctors do not advise patients to tolerate varicose veins pain. Therefore, both to treat pain and to improve the appearance of blood vessels, many people use laser therapy to treat varicose veins because laser treatment is a minimally invasive and very effective method.
Complications of varicose veins, can include:
With the appearance of rope veins, the beauty of the legs disappears and over time, complications such as varicose vein pain and fatigue in the legs disrupt the daily routine of life.
A person with varicose veins is no longer able to stand for long time and keep working, and constantly complains of leg pain, feel burning in the legs, and in advanced cases, swelling, especially ankle swelling.
Varicose veins can sometimes lead to more serious problems. Because varicose veins may cause a greater risk for other circulatory problems.
Treatment of varicose veins is necessary to prevent the above complications. Due to new, less invasive methods and devices for treating varicose veins, they can generally be treated on an outpatient basis.
To find out what factors increase the risk of varicose veins and ways to prevent it, do not miss to read the following article.
Symptoms of varicose veins
Having varicose veins may be asymptomatic and may not be a health problem. Treatment in these cases is often done for cosmetic reasons. However, common symptoms of varicose veins are as follow:
- Pain or sensation of heaviness in the legs
- Itching or burning of the skin on the veins
- Restless legs
- Swelling of the feet and ankles, especially after extended periods of standing
- Leg cramps, which usually occur at night
- Protrusion of the veins
- Discoloration and the skin scarring
- The size of the dilated veins is not always directly related to the severity of the symptoms.
Many patients’ symptoms are relieved by raising their feet. Symptoms of varicose veins worsen foe women during menstruation or during pregnancy. These symptoms are sometimes rooted in problems other than varicose veins. Therefore, if you experience any symptoms, you should see a doctor.
It should be noted that symptomatic varicose veins occur more in women than men. Itching may also be a sign of varicose veins in men. Women with varicose veins complain more of heaviness, tension and pain in the legs.
Laser treatment of varicose veins
The use of modern technology in medicine has introduced new methods of high-performance treatment to the community. Varicose veins laser or radiofrequency method in the last decades is able to relieve and improve leg pain caused by venous insufficiency for patients with rope varicose veins.
The matter that which method is the best option for the treatment of rope varicose veins largely depends on the skill of the physician in the choosing the best method according to the condition and severity of varicose veins in each person.
What is certain is that the only clear difference between the two methods is the use of thermal energy from two different sources to remove the vessel. The source of energy in lasers is highly concentrated light rays and in RF radio waves, both of which are harmless and approved.
The benefits of laser treatment for varicose veins
There are usually several advantages in laser treatment for varicose veins, which we will discuss briefly.
1- Laser treatment is performed without anesthesia, no need for hospitalization and on an outpatient basis in the clinic.
2- This method is painless, without bleeding and ect.
3- Without incisions and stitches in the legs
4- it has a very short recovery period with no need to rest and leave work
5- You can return to your work from the day after varicose vein laser treatment
6- Varicose vein laser is low-cost treatment
7- You will get the satisfactory treatment results (reduction of pain and sensation of heaviness in the legs) in a short time after varicose vein laser treatment.
8- Simple and painless postoperative care for busy people
9- No need for multiple sessions to visit and see a doctor
10- The high success rate of laser treatment and the rare possibility of side effects
To whom the laser treatment for varicose vein is recommended?
The laser treatment method is a suitable for patients with varicose veins problems. Also, laser treatment for varicose veins is used for people whose varicose veins problems are not yet fully manifested and they see the doctor due to the varicose vein’s symptoms. In general, the laser varicose vein method can be used in most varicose vein cases.
Who is not recommended for varicose vein laser?
- It is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women.
- This procedure should be performed in patients with liver diseases or other chronic problems at the discretion of the physician.
- If the patient with venous insufficiency is not able to wear socks in the recovery period, it is better to use other methods to treat varicose veins.
- Also, if the doctor notices the inability of the supporting vessels to supply blood indirectly, it is better not to use this treatment.
If you suffer from varicose veins and spider veins and you are looking for a non-invasive and effective way to treat this problem, you can have laser treatment. Our specialists at Irsa Dermatology clinic, firstly evaluate the type of varicose veins and the severity of your disease and then suggest the most appropriate treatment method to solve your problem.
You can also find the answers to your questions by referring to the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.
You can call us on WhatsApp 00989170626693 to ask your questions and receive a free consultation about laser varicose vein treatment or to book an appointment at Irsa Dermatology Clinic.