VARICOSE VEINS LASER SURGERY
For the small and medium sized varicose veins less than 2 mm in size sclero therapy is the choice of treatment, which has been described under the heading Spider Vein Treatment. There are no scars and it is performed under local anaesthesia in the clinic after which the patient goes home wearing a compression bandage for 72 hours followed by the compression stocking for 1-2 months. During this period the patient is encouraged to perform all normal activities and to walk as an exercise.
For medium and large size varicose veins the ELVeS laser system is used. As described under the section on Lasers the laser fibre is passed into the vein through a needle and laser energy is used to immediately and permanently destroy the structure of the vein wall and thus exclude it from circulation, thereby curing all the symptoms that the patient may have. In this form of treatment also there are no external scars and the patient walks out of the clinic after a 1-2 hour procedure.
It is only in complex varicose veins which may have been operated earlier and where cosmesis is not the problem where the old method of surgery, which involves surgical removal of the entire diseased vein, may be advised. This is, however, only in rare cases where the patient has come late and has already developed several complications like severe varicose eczema or ulcers.
In 98% of the cases of varicose veins, the patient is treated with perfect cosmetic results – safely, effectively and quickly. The patient then walks back to his / her normal life immediately after the treatment.s
Laser Surgery in india
New technology in laser treatments can effectively treat spider veins in the legs. Laser surgery sends very strong bursts of light onto the vein. This can makes the vein slowly fade and disappear. Lasers are very direct and accurate. So the proper laser controlled by a skilled doctor will usually only damage the area being treated. Most skin types and colors can be safely treated with lasers.
Laser surgery is more appealing to some patients because it does not use needles or incisions. Still, when the laser hits the skin, the patient feels a heat sensation that can be quite painful. Cooling helps reduce the pain. Laser treatments last for 15 to 20 minutes. Depending on the severity of the veins, two to five treatments are generally needed to remove spider veins in the legs. Patients can return to normal activity right after treatment, just as with sclerotherapy. For spider veins larger than 3 mm, laser therapy is not very practical.
Possible side effects of laser surgery include : –
- Redness or swelling of the skin right after the treatment that disappears within a few days.
- Discolored skin that will disappear within one to two months.
- Rarely burns and scars result from poorly performed laser surgery.
- Endovenous Techniques (radiofrequency and laser) These methods for treating the deeper varicose veins of the legs (the saphenous veins) have been a huge breakthrough. They have replaced surgery for the vast majority of patients with severe varicose veins. This technique is not very invasive and can be done in a doctor’s office.
Laser Vein Removal Procedures Surgery in india
Laser spider vein removal and laser varicose vein removal allow individuals with unsightly and unwanted veins to have them removed safely, quickly, and effectively. Both laser vein removal procedures are minimally invasive and are performed while the patient is conscious. Because lasers are so precise, there is little to no risk of burns or blisters on the skin.
Laser Spider Vein Removal Surgery in india
In laser spider vein removal, light passes through the skin and sends pulses of energy to the targeted vein without harming the surrounding tissue. As the blood absorbs the light, it heats up and causes the targeted vein to shrink, eventually resulting in its disappearance. Laser spider vein removal requires no injections and no incisions. Generally, patients only experience a minimal amount of heat. Treatment time is about 20 minutes but may be longer or shorter depending on the severity of the veins and the size of the affected area. For optimal results, several laser spider vein removal sessions may be necessary.