Considering Laser Surgery to Correct Varicose Veins?

Surgical Team Working In Operating Theatre With Protective Clothing OnYour grandmother probably had them, and there was nothing she could do about it. Varicose veins, the bane of pretty evening dresses the world over, however, have finally met their match. Laser cosmetic surgery has reached the point where it is possible to have the young, healthy looking legs you want without the embarrassing varicose veins to take away from the clothes you want to wear, and Laser surgery for varicose veins is considered the preferential treatment, being more likely to give the expected results with less pain and risk to the patient than Ligation or stripping can. In addition, laser surgery to correct varicose veins requires less recovery time.

Ligation and stripping of varicose veins gives one the impression of deveining a shrimp. The skin is cut open, the vein cut, and then tied off and removed. Obviously this is a highly invasive procedure, which requires the longest healing time of the three options available to those suffering from varicose veins. Another treatment option, Sclerotherapy, requires the injection of sclerosant, a chemical into the varicose vein, damaging the vein, and causing scarring of the inside lining. This will cause the vein to close on its own and disappear. Doctors tend to recommend this treatment for particularly small varicose veins. Laser treatment of varicose veins, on the other hand, laser energy to destroy the varicose veins. An Endovenous laser fiber is inserted into the vein and the process of ablation scars and closes the vein. Another treatment option, radiofrequency treatment, uses radiofrequency energy to close up the vein. This is generally recommended for large varicose veins in the leg. While still relatively new, most major cities will have the equipment to perform this ablative surgery.

While simply treating the varicose veins will make your legs look better for now, you need to see your doctor concerning correcting the underlying problem behind your varicose veins. Take into consideration that your treatment may require several combinations of therapy in order to work well. Sclerotherapy, laser, and radiofrequency treatment are not known at this time to cause any adverse health reactions as they are generally minimally invasive, and may be appropriate for all your vein concerns including varicose veins and spider veins. Trying home treatment first is the best way to go, however, including the use of compression stockings, elevating the legs, and increasing the level of daily exercise, and is the first thing any doctor worth their salt is going to suggest. Be wary of any physician who jumps immediately to surgical answers before attempting non-surgical treatment. After all, varicose veins can largely be prevented by simply taking a good long walk every day. Just like what is a non-surgical nose job, laser surgery is a sensitive operation. So make sure you are dealing with a licensed, professional and experienced surgeon. It is not advisable to undergo surgery to a not certified clinic as your health and safety might be at risk.


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