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Varicose Veins : Beyond cosmetic

Posted on February 23, 2015 · Posted in Blog

Varicose veins are normal veins that have become much more dilated and tortured and twisted. They become very unsightly at the beginning. Then they develop their complications. This starts as swelling in the legs and then progresses into phlebitis, which is formation of clots in the legs, which a few hundred thousand patients a year develop. When advanced, varicose veins can cause eczema, skin inflammation and venous ulcers, which are serious non-healing sores of the lower leg. Another result is a change in the color of the skin, which is called dermatitis. This can be of great concern cosmetically. But it is not only cosmetics; it can cause life-threatening complications.

Multiple studies have found important reductions in quality of life in relation to pain, physical function, and mobility in patients with vein disease.

No singular cause has been determined for varicose veins, but several factors can increase the chance of developing them:

  • Heredity
  • Being female
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Standing occupation
  • Age
  • Leg injury

An astonishing 80 million Americans suffer from venous disease. For years, many patients with venous disease were neglected by the medical community or presented with limited or undesirable treatment options. Now you can free yourself from varicose vein disease with the help of advanced technology, and achieve immediate, painless and permanent results in one or two visits.

Treatment Options

ENDOVENOUS LASER ABLATION (EVLA)

EVLT is an innovative, minimally invasive procedure that effectively cures venous insufficiency and its consequences. By treating the source – venous insufficiency – the symptoms of venous disease, including varicose veins, will disappear.

CLARIVEIN® MECHANOCHEMICAL ENDOVENOUS ABLATION (MOCA)

Mechanochemical ablation is another new, revolutionary, safe, and effective treatment option for diseased veins. It is a good alternative or addition to EVLA or RFA (radiofrequency ablation), particularly in patients who are averse to local anesthetic, or when the diseased vein is in close anatomical proximity to nerves, arteries or other important structures

RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA)

Another minimally invasive procedure that effectively cures varicose vein disease. Unlike EVLA, RFA is suitable for both main veins as well as so called perforator – smaller but very important veins that connect main veins (deep and superficial systems)

MICROPHLEBECTOMY

For optimal cosmetic and medical outcome, ablation (EVLA, RFA, MOCA) can be complemented with microphlebectomy. This is a technique in which very superficial bulging veins are removed using tiny punctures

SCLEROTHERAPY

Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a medication, or sclerosant, into the diseased vein. The tissues of the vein will be damaged by the sclerosant, and will completely disappear after some time.