VARICOSE VEINS TREATMENT.
Treatment by trusted experts for varicose veins.
Up to 40% of women and 20% of men suffer from symptoms of varicose veins, making the disease of the veins one of the most prevalent conditions today. Varicose veins are caused by weak vein walls and valves. Women are more likely to have varicose veins, particularly as being pregnant leads to an increased risk. Old age, being overweight and long periods of standing also increase your risk of developing varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution, often foam, directly into the affected vein. This solution reacts with the vein wall, causing the vein to inflame and scar, forcing blood away to healthier veins. This eventually closes off the vein and the collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades. After sclerotherapy, treated veins tend to shrink and disappear within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take a month or more to see the full results. Sclerotherapy is usually carried out under local anaesthetic, meaning you will be able to go home the day of the procedure.
Phlebectomy, which is also known as stab avulsion, microphlebectomy or ambulatory phlebectomy, is a technique used to remove varicose veins. In this procedure, 1 or 2 tiny cuts are made in the skin, the affected vein is identified, cut and removed through the incisions using a suction device. This treatment can either be carried out using local or general anaesthetic and you may experience some bleeding or bruising in the weeks following treatment.
The ELVeS Radial™ Laser procedure
he ELVeS Radial™ procedure is a gentle and extremely effective varicose vein treatment. This treatment works by a probe being inserted into the affected vein through a small puncture site. The probe is then used to direct a laser light into the vein using targeted radial emission and the laser seals the vein. This treatment is conducted using local anaesthesia, takes around 30 minutes to complete and causes very little or no pain during or after treatment. Patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment and there is little or no scarring or bruising, making it one of the most popular varicose vein treatments.
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