All varicose veins have a solution and can be eliminated forever. At AHS we are specialists in varicose veins; we have the latest technology and offer the most advanced techniques for the removal of varicose veins of all kinds, from the most superficial spider veins to the thickest and deepest.
Although there are different techniques for each type of varicose vein, in our clinic varicose veins and varicose veins receive the most effective treatment for each case. And in the vast majority of cases, these are non-invasive varicose vein removal treatments.
Varicose veins are a disorder of the cardiovascular system that manifests itself mainly in the legs and has as a consequence a degeneration of some varicose veins that were initially healthy, but which over time have been dilating, the valves are no longer competent to make a good return, and all they do is accumulate blood.
The most aesthetic or superficial varicose veins have a strong component of hormonal alterations, that is why they are closely related to contraceptive treatments and to pregnancies; Likewise, the continued use of very tight clothes or heels, for example, can be the cause of the appearance of varicose veins.
The other type of varicose veins of more pathological origin, and which are usually larger, the genetic load is very important.
On the other hand, based on the patient’s tendency to form varicose veins, there are a number of factors that can aggravate the condition of varicose veins, such as standing for many hours or exposure to high temperatures (especially in summer).
Before removing varicose veins: what are the symptoms of varicose legs?
When varicose formations are present, patients usually have a feeling of tired legs; more than pain itself, it is a feeling of heaviness and of needing to put the legs at rest.
It can also cause swelling in the legs, itchy skin, some feeling of cramp…
Varicose veins cannot be prevented, although the progression of their appearance can be controlled. The practice of low impact sports activities is recommended, such as walking, cycling; It is also advisable not to spend too many hours standing, or to be exposed for too long to sources of intense heat such as saunas, braziers or direct heating. As tight clothes and the use of heels (due to the impact on the feet) do not favor the symptoms of varicose veins, eliminating these habits is essential for prevention.
Among the complications (infrequent) that can occur as a result of the existence of varicose veins is varicorrhagia, that is, a vein ruptures. The rupture of a vein normally occurs in very fat veins or in people with very little fat, as well as in veins that are very close to the skin and due to some blow or friction it is possible for the vein to open. Discover how to remove varicose veins without surgery with the following treatments.
Types of varicose veins
How to cure varicose veins? Types of varicose vein treatments
To know how to cure varicose veins there are different techniques depending on the type of varicose vein and the diagnosis that the doctor makes after evaluating the patient.
For the different types of varicose veins in the legs, there are also different kinds of treatment. On the one hand, there are telangiectasia, which are those little veins on the legs or on the face and which are known as “aesthetic varicose veins”; these are more superficial and with less cardiovascular involvement. In this case, varicose veins can be treated with laser or eclerotherapy treatment.
On the other hand, even larger varicose veins that pose a real health problem, due to the pain they cause in people who suffer them, especially in the hottest months, and also have more severe implications at the cardiovascular level. To combat varicose veins of this kind, we resort to sclerotherapy treatment with Micro foam or surgical intervention for the most extreme cases.
Sclerotherapy, another treatment for varicose veins or veins on the legs
It is the ideal treatment to eliminate small and small varicose veins or spider veins. It is an alternative to the laser for varicose veins and consists of the infiltration of a sclerosing substance into the vein, which will travel through the vein causing its degeneration and finally its definitive disappearance.
Micro-foam to combat varicose veins
For the elimination of annoying varicose veins and at risk of degenerating into major problems, the best treatment is Sclerotherapy with micro foam. It is valid for removing small varicose veins as well as for large varicose veins (trunk).
With this treatment, a sclerosing substance that is harmful to the vein wall is introduced into the vein, initiating a process that leads to the degeneration of the vein until its disappearance.
At first, with the infiltration of the product we achieve a visual and aesthetic improvement since the varicose vein disappears in appearance. This effect is due to the fact that the substance introduced pushes the pool of stagnant and deoxygenated blood, which appears red, green or purple, and is replaced by another colorless substance, giving the feeling that the vein has disappeared.
Previously, the treatment for varicose veins with Sclerotherapy introduced the product in a liquid state, and as it passed through the veins it managed to be reabsorbed by the venous walls. With the Microfoam what is achieved is that the product adheres to the walls of the glass, thanks to its foamed state, and while this microfoam dissolves it is having an effect on the inner surface of the vein.
The effect of the Microfoam on the vein at first is one of inflammation; Later, a kind of fibrosis or scarring of the vein tissue is generated, and finally, as it is already degraded or inert tissue, it is reabsorbed by the body.
Hence, the result of the treatment is definitive, since the veins on which we apply the Microfoam disappear definitively: the result is legs without varicose veins.
Varicose vein surgery technique to achieve varicose-free thighs and legs
It is a totally effective technique if practiced properly. The operations of varies consist of disconnecting the vein of its origin and its end, finishing extraction completely.
The disadvantage of this varicose vein surgery is that it is more traumatic for the patient compared to the other techniques; It generates a lot of bruising, the postoperative period is more complex, you have to wear a compression bandage for a while, it costs more to recover. In addition, for this varicose vein operation, an epidural anesthesia is needed.
Diagnosis before the treatment of varicose veins; the importance of prior assessment in varicose vein clinics
As in all aesthetic medicine treatment, the assessment that the doctor makes of each patient in varicose veins clinics is key to being able to diagnose the most appropriate treatment to treat varicose veins and to guarantee the best results.
At AHS Menorca our doctors are governed by a strict medical examination protocol that they always carry out in the first informative consultation (at no cost to the patient), prior to choosing between varicose lasers vein removal Manhasset treatments.
First, the physical examination is carried out, which is what they do by palpating and observing the area or areas to be treated. These clinical examinations are performed with the patient standing to see the varicose legs in overload.
Second, the doctor performs a more in-depth study, the Doppler ultrasound of varicose veins. The Eco venous Doppler is an ultrasound scanning technique the operation and structure of blood vessels with measuring blood flow and vascular resistance of said flow passage. The doctor also relies on the Echo Doppler to rule out phlebitis or possible problems related to the circulation.
Thanks to this technique the doctor can map both the superficial and deep venous systems, see which veins are affected and in what way.
It is with this exhaustive preliminary analysis our doctors can diagnose the most appropriate varicose removal technique for the patient and adjust the treatment to their needs, for example to determine the concentration of the product to use according to the type of vein or establishing the number of sessions. That will be necessary. There will be times when a single session will be enough to eliminate varicose veins, and other cases that require 3 and even 4 sessions.
Depending on the type of varicose veins, treatment and session can range from 20 minutes to 1 hour depending on the type of varicose veins and the amount. In addition, if it is a question of large varicose veins, it should be done ultrasound, to see in the vein that is infiltrating at that moment how the foam enters. And finally, the patient should be allowed a moment of rest with the legs rose.
With superficial veins, it is possible to perform the treatment with greater agility,
After the treatment to eliminate varicose veins, the patient must wear special compression stockings, and depending on the type of vein, they must be worn for more or less time. The function of the stocking is to exert a decreasing compression, from the bottom up, which is roughly the work carried out by the veins.