Varicose veins treatment
Varicose veins occur when blood does not return properly from the legs to the heart. All vessels have valves that are opened to allow theblood flow to the heart, and close to prevent the return flow (called „reflux”) of blood to the feet. When the valve does not work properly, blood leaks through and flows along the legs in the incorrect direction. Blood vessel overfill and bursting under the skin surface, what makes the visible bulges. Vessel walls and valves are thin and flexible and can stretch due to many different conditions, including pregnancy, heredity and age.
Serious cases of varicose veins are called venous chronic insuffitiency. Symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency include pain, quick legs tired sensation and heaviness of legs; symptoms worsen during the day. If left untreated, chronic venous insufficiency can cause ulcers, which can be very difficult to treat. About half of the population has some form of venous disease, varicose veins affect more or less one of two PERSON at the age of 50 years and about 15 to 25% of all adults.
How does the infraveins laser treatment work?
Infraveins laser treatment works by thermal destruction of venous tissue. Energy of Laser Nd: YAG 1064 nm is delivered to the desired location inside the vein by naked laser fiber. When the laser is activated, deliver some heat power to the blood vessels and veins tissues, causing irreversible localized venous tissue damage. Laser is actioned several times when the fiber laser is getting out along the course of veins until the entire vessel is submit to the surgery. Permanent vein occlusion is caused by thermal injury to the entire circumference of the vessel. Infraveins laser treatment is used in the treatment of varicose of vertical veins (eg. greater the saphenous vein) in patients with sapheno – femoral or sapheno – popliteal venous valve terminal insufficiency or without her.
The procedure is also effective in the treatment of large branches and large vessels entrances. Laser catheter which introduces the laser can pass even through the small vessels but does not pass easily along the extremely intricate veins. Infraveins Laser treatment is less invasive than traditional surgical methods of removing the veins. It has a lower rate of complications and is well tolerated by patients. In addition, healing time is short and the treatment provides good cosmetic results.
Infraveins laser treatment contraindications
In addition to general contraindications, also the following specific contraindications for infraveins Laser Treatment:
- Active thrombophlebitis or DVT veins (deep venous thrombosis)
- Clotting disorders or anticoagulant therapy
- Serious heart or lung disease
- Vascular problems (including common cardiovascular problems and PAOD – occlusive artery atherosclerosis)
- It is recommended to walk for 15 to 20 minutes immediately after the procedure
- If the way back to the patient’s home lasts longer than one hour, the patient should stop every hour and walk for 10-minutes. This exercise improves blood circulation in the leg, which can be difficulted by long car journeys
- Mild pain can occur after the effects of tumescence anesthesia disappears (approx. 1 hour after the procedure). The patient should take analgesic, preferably one to which accustomed
- Compression stockings should be worn during the day and night for the first three days. After the first three days of compression stockings are not necessary during the night.
- The telephone interview with the patient in the first week after treatment is recomended
- Patches should be dry for at least 7 days. If necessary, the patches can be removed and replace after 3 days. Both patches and sterile strips can be removed after 7 days – it can be done in a doctor’s office.
- Regular walks, cycling and other exercises are recomended.
Symptoms after treatment
- Swelling along the treated leg is usually a side effect and should disappear after a few weeks
- Edema and stiffness on the inside of the thighs are normal side effects of the operation. For up to 10 days there will be a little stronger pain and feeling of drawing
- The pain that patients is feeling 5-8 days after the procedure, maintain the inflammation under successful infravenous ablation (as thickening of the walls). It is not must maintain with the presence or degree of bruising or the result of damage to the laser side paravenous tissue. During this period, analgesics and cooling contact with ice wraps can help control pain
- 10 days till two weeks after the procedure the pain should ease up and the healing will last. Continuations are recommended after 1, 3 (if it is possible), and 6 months.