Varicose veins
Varicose veins
Many people around the world seeking the ideal treatment for varicose veins for several reasons, especially in aesthetic aspects. It is difficult, however, to establish a clear relationship between the patient’s complaint and the varicose vein itself. Venous reflux, caused by the failure of venous valves that prevent backflow of blood by the influential effect of gravity, is one of the most important aspects of the vascular system and may also be accompanied by obstruction of the deep veins, as well as incompetence of the perforating veins . If this venous insufficiency – shallow or deep – is not treated properly, it can become a chronic malfunction, causing quite severe clinical consequences. Recently, less invasive treatments and more modern, such as endovenous laser (or, in English, Endovenous LASER TREATMENT, of Acronym ELT), make the face of conventional surgery options, are a safe and effective option for patients. Treatment with intravenous LASER is rapidly becoming the gold standard in the treatment of varicose veins. The procedure is accomplished by introducing the fiber into the damaged vein through a puncture or small incision (cutting) in the leg. The laser beam is emitted through the fiber, which is drawn through the vein offering certain amount of energy. The target tissue reacts to the light energy, so that the vein is closed and blood will automatically routed to other healthy veins and fully capable of operating in driving then diverted volume. It is a high-tech procedure that avoids much of the pain and bruises that are often associated with more conventional method of ligation and removal of the saphenous vein. The procedure does not require general anesthesia and does not provide relative downtime, since patients are encouraged to walk longer immediately after recovery from anesthesia and resume their normal activities as much ahead as in conventional surgery.