SPIDER VEINS SURGERY
Spider Vein treatment is accomplished by removing the abnormal veins with the same new 940 nm ELVeS system. This modern technology can be used with a hand piece by which the laser energy is passed transdermally through the skin without actually entering the vein causingthe Spider Veins to disappear instantly. The procedure is quick, safe and effective.
Larger Spider Veins can be treated by the local injection of scelerosing agent. The most effective agent available is STD (Sodium Tetra Decyl sulphate) 3% which is injected by a very fine needle directly into the vein under magnification. This solution in the vein immediately causes the vein to get completely obliterated. To cause this sort of endothelial damage the 3% solution acts only on the superficial vein after which it gets diluted in the blood stream and has no deleterious effect on the deep veins. Hence it is a very quick and safe method of treating the larger Spider Veins and Telangiectasia.
What are veins and what is their function?
Veins are blood vessels that return blood from all the organs in the body toward the heart. When the different organs use oxygen from the blood to perform their functions, they release the used blood containing waste products (such as carbon dioxide) into the veins. Blood in the veins is then transported to the heart and returned to the lungs, where the waste carbon dioxide is released and more oxygen is loaded by the blood and taken back to the rest of the body by the arteries.
Veins also act as a storage for unused blood. When the body is at rest, only a portion of the available blood in the body circulates. The rest of the blood remains inactive in the veins and enters the active circulation when the body becomes more active and needs the additional blood to carry oxygen to entire body. This storing capacity is due to the elasticity (flexibility to expand) of the walls of the veins.
What Are the Causes for Spider Veins?
The cause of spider veins is unclear, for some patients it is familial whilst for others, it develops due to certain risk factors like occupation with prolonged standing, hormonal changes and pregnancy. Treatment involves a combination of laser and sclerotherapy. Some spider veins may reappear but can still be effectively treated. Success rates can vary from 50-90% and depends on numerous individual patient factors.
Can spider veins be prevented?
Spider veins cannot always be prevented. Wearing support hose may minimize unwanted blood vessels from developing. Keeping one’s weight at a normal level and exercising regularly may be helpful, as well as eating a high-fiber diet and wearing low-heeled shoes. Sun protection is important to limit the number of unwanted vessels on the face.
Symptoms of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins Surgery in india
Many patients with varicose veins complain of pain, described as an aching or cramping in the legs. Other common symptoms include tiredness, restlessness, burning, throbbing, tingling, or heaviness in the legs. Pain caused by varicose veins is usually relieved by elevating the legs or by wearing support hose.
In women, symptoms may be worse during certain parts of the menstrual cycle or during pregnancy. Patients also may develop swelling, ulcers (large sores), and an increase in the pigmentation or darkening of the color of their skin, especially in the ankle region. Occasionally, varicose veins and spider veins can form a painful blood clot with inflammation of the vein called thrombophlebitis.