Varicose veins, often known as spider veins, are enlarged, twisted veins that most commonly manifest in the face & legs. Some individuals can report cramping, swelling feet and ankles, itching, and discomfort in the legs as a result. Getting rid of them may be a breeze if you use contemporary approaches. After the vein is removed, the patient should feel much better. Most patients report minimal to no discomfort, swelling, or scars as a result of today’s minimally invasive procedures.
WHERE DO VARICOSE VEINS COME FROM?
Weak vein valves are the root cause of varicose veins because they inhibit normal blood circulation. With a malfunctioning one-way valve, blood pools in veins close to the skin’s surface. This causes the vein to enlarge, twist, and become more visible. The increased strain on the blood arteries from prolonged standing, walking, or sitting makes the legs a common site for these conditions. Varicose veins are quite prevalent, and they are not limited to females. In reality, varicose veins affect up to 20% of the population.
Varicose veins are often misidentified as thread veins, spider veins, or reticular veins.
These veins, which manifest as thin lines of red or purple colour, are the product of the skin’s normal ageing process. Treatments for thread veins nowadays are as easy and successful as those for varicose veins.
WHO CAN GET VEIN LASER TREATMENT
There are several aspects to consider while determining the best therapy for you.
Visit a podiatrist in Boynton Beach for an accurate diagnosis of varicose veins and a customised treatment plan. Your options for possible treatment will be determined by:
- The age and state of your health.
- How bad your varicose veins really are.
- The speed at which you can heal post laser treatment
- What do you want to achieve with therapy (i.e., do you want to completely remove the appearance of varicose veins.)
During your first appointment, we will discuss all of your treatment options and address any questions or concerns you may have. Laser vein treatment in Edgware is a less intrusive solution for less severe situations.
Vein mapping is the first procedure. A Doppler ultrasound machine is used for this purpose. We can guarantee a fast and successful treatment by directing the laser precisely where it needs to go.
If you feel any discomfort throughout the process of having your veins mapped, don’t worry; we’ll use a local anaesthetic to numb the region. Then, we send a pulse of light via a tiny laser fibre that we’ve inserted into your vein, sealing off the vein and preventing blood flow.
Multiple sessions could be necessary if a significant number of varicose veins need to be treated. Typically, just a single session of less than an hour is required to treat the vast majority of patients. The majority of our patients who undergo laser vein therapy see an improvement in their symptoms right away (98% success rate).
In the days that follow the treatment, it is usual for patients to experience bruising and pain. We suggest using pain medicines that are available without a prescription and applying cold packs in intervals of no more than 15 minutes each to assist lessen some of the pain. Although you will be able to return to work immediately after the surgery, we suggest our patients take it easy on the days after the treatment. This includes avoiding intense activity, prolonged periods of standing or sitting, and elevating their legs whenever possible. Additionally, compression stockings are beneficial.
LASER THERAPY FOR VARICOSE VEINS HAS SEVERAL ADVANTAGES.
If laser therapy for your varicose veins is something you’re considering as an alternative to surgery:
- You’ll be able to reduce your visits to the clinic.
- After the procedure, you will have reduced bruising.
- More rapidly resume your regular routine.
A varicose vein can be permanently cured by cutting off its blood supply so that the vein cannot become varicose again. However, you should know that you will still be vulnerable to the same dangers that plagued you before your treatment. Even if you take preventative measures like losing weight and increasing your activity level, the chance of developing new varicose veins increases with age and heredity.
Get in touch with Touch & Glow in Edgware to find out more about EVLT and other minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins. You can obtain treatment for your varicose veins without a referral from your primary care physician; just give us a call now to set up an appointment with one of our vein experts.