Treatment of varicose veins laser

Treatment of varicose veins traditional surgery or laser is the ineffectiveness of other therapies. The laser beam is selective effect, so the integrity of the tissue adjacent to the site is not disturbed.

What is laser photocoagulation

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Previously, in the absence of a strong effect of conservative treatment of the disease the operation was started. In this case, the affected vein is completely removed. After the surgery on the patient's body was covered in scars.

Modern laser treatment of the different stages of varicose veins is not accompanied by painful feelings. With the rehabilitation process of the patient.

Laser photocoagulation of the affected varicose veins includes the use of a laser beam, which has a certain wavelength. Through the blood cells of converts coming into the body of the momentum into heat energy. Eventually, the diseased vein is treated, it improves the flow of blood.

Indications and contra-indications

The treatment is carried out, if the extension of the vein in the mouth of not more than 10 mm. otherwise get rid of the problems with laser photocoagulation is not. Also the recoil of the vein must be smooth, then ice with ease passes is unobstructed.

Important! For a medical procedure, is not applied in case, when it is affected by varicose veins too.

Laser treatment of different stages of varicose veins is contraindicated in the presence of the following diseases in patients who

  • predisposition to thrombophlebitis;
  • severe diseases of the hematopoietic system;
  • inflammatory changes in the affected area;
  • the low mobility of the patient due to the presence of health problems;
  • the presence of a cancer in a patient;
  • infectious diseases, which are accompanied by a fever.

Important! While ignoring the relevant contra-indications may experience negative complications that are difficult to heal.

For laser treatment of varicose veins is not recommended to use in the period of waiting for a baby and during breast-feeding. The Specialist must be very attentive to the patient who has been diagnosed with the following abnormalities: severe pulmonary disease, ulcerative lesions of the stomach, increased blood sugar, the patient has kidney stones, prolonged bleeding from the uterus in women, anaemia, adenoma of the prostate, occurring in severe form.

Types of laser treatment

If the patient has varicose veins is performed with a special laser coagulation (ablation) of the affected vessels. This procedure is extremely popular in European countries. Treatment of varicose veins allows you to refuse surgical intervention.

When carrying out laser coagulation of varicose veins on the body is a microscopic cut. Through this into the affected vein are fiber. This helps "glue" the damaged vein, a diameter not exceeding 10 mm. Procedure carried out under the supervision of the ultrasound equipment. The likelihood of medical errors is reduced.

In some cases, conduct percutaneous laser correction. Medical manipulation allows elimination of the venous network, which occurs in the initial stage of varicose veins. Complications of percutaneous laser correction there is no direct contact with the skin. The procedure, which helps achieve stable results. The diameter of the affected veins should not be more than 3 mm.

How is the procedure

A qualified technician, who is a patient who has laser treatment of varicose veins to which it relates, the appropriate exam. In particular, before the procedure, the patient is recommended, that tests, which allows the identification of the following parameters: concentration of glucose in the body, the time of coagulation of blood, rhesus factor of the patient, the prothrombin index.

Important! Before carrying out the laser coagulation would give the doctor informed about the presence of Allergy to certain medications. This will help the specialist to choose a safe medication for anesthesia.

Before starting the procedure, the extent of the impact, which is treated with a razor, removing the unwanted hair. Then the specialist of ultrasound gives the corresponding marking on the patient's body, determining areas of blood vessels, which should be removed.

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After that extensive labelling is carried out under local anesthesia. The technician then makes a small puncture in the skin. Formed in the microscopic hole is introduced into the optical waveguide. Is located in the vicinity of the affected vascular valve.

Then a space before the impact of the container, which is filled with a solution, endowed with the produce anasthetic properties. The aim is to eliminate the pain and protect the tissues against the heat. After this, the optical fiber receives energy, which is required for coagulation of the affected vessels.

Duration of the procedure ranges from 30 to 60 minutes. After performing laser photocoagulation on the treated area of the body imposed a special bandage. 24 hours after the procedure, it is recommended to use for scanning.

The consequences and possible complications of treatment

Laser photocoagulation of the affected varicose veins can cause serious complications:

  • temporarily reduce sensitivity of the lower limbs, occurs in approximately 40% of patients who underwent laser coagulation;
  • the formation of blood clots;
  • bleeding;
  • development of superficial thrombophlebitis;
  • formation of hematomas in the lower extremities;
  • the occurrence of pigment spots on the body;
  • the design of the seal in the laser beam;
  • severe pain; it occurs in approximately 6% of patients.

Important! If the use of a laser in cases of severe varicose veins has led to the emergence of the pain you can take painkillers.

The cost of laser treatment of varicose veins

Removal of varicose veins with modern laser quite expensive. Its value ranges from 4 to 6 thousand dollars. The price of the procedure depends on many factors: the severity of the disease, price policy, health care facilities, the convenient location of the clinic, in the area where the patient lives, the qualifications of the doctor, the quality used in the process equipment.

The advantages and disadvantages of methods

Before opting for the procedure, known as laser photocoagulation of the affected veins in the legs, you will need to carefully weigh the pros and cons of this technology.

The main advantages of the removal of the diseased veins laser include:

  • the procedure is performed in an outpatient setting is not to be a patient in the hospital;
  • when using laser coagulation is used for local anesthesia;
  • the likelihood of swelling and bruising after the procedure, is quite low;
  • the process involves a quick rehab.

Laser treatment there are negative points:

  • medical manipulation is not effective enough at an advanced stage of varicose veins;
  • with the relatively large diameter of the affected vein is to combine laser treatment with the performance of surgical operations involving the deep incision on the skin;
  • the cost of the procedure is quite high.

The rehabilitation period

Laser photocoagulation of the affected varicose vein rarely leads to undesirable complications. In order to reduce the likelihood of recurrence of the disease, should adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. The patient is recommended to wear a compression garment. The rate of compression should be discussed with the doctor.
  2. For 14 days, the patient should abandon heavy load on the lower extremities. Physical activity increases gradually.
  3. Do not forget that a proper diet. This can improve the strength of veins. The diet of the patient must be present seafood, contribute to the resorption of atherosclerotic plates. Varicose veins useful and algae. This product contains minerals that strengthen the blood vessels. In a container add natural herbs (thyme, turmeric). These spices have a beneficial effect on the blood composition.
  4. In the preventive purposes it is recommended that you visit a phlebologist every 3-6 months.
  5. After the treatment of varicose veins by laser is recommended to give up Smoking, alcoholic drinks.
  6. After the procedure, useful walk in the fresh air. Physical activity helps to saturate the blood with oxygen.
  7. If necessary, the patient must take medications, which increase the elasticity of the venous walls.
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In some cases the patient complains of discomfort in the first days after exposure, the blood vessels with a laser. The emergence of unpleasant sensations in most cases is a normal occurrence. So the discomfort, not to cause anxiety in the patient.