Transdermal laser treatment for varicose veins

Written by: Dr. Xavier Puncernau
Edited by: Top Doctors®

What is transdermal laser treatment?

The transdermal laser is a ray of light that we use to treat the unsightly small varices of the legs. It is a monochromatic ray of light that coagulates when it impinges on the varicose vein , converts it into a small thread, so that the body later reabsorbs it.

What advantages does this technique have?

First of all, it has the advantage that you can treat varicose veins much smaller than with other techniques that can not be treated. Secondly, it allows us a great rapidity of treatment , that is, it allows us in one session to eliminate many more varicose veins than with other techniques can be done. And, thirdly, it has a great advantage because the time of reabsorption of the treated varicose vein, which is the time our body needs to reabsorb a varicose vein from the moment you make it until the moment it disappears and you do not see it, is much shorter. Therefore, these three characteristics make treatments much faster, with many fewer sessions and with much less recovery time.


Can all types of varicose veins be treated with this technique?

Until about 20 years ago we could only treat varicose veins through what was called the technique of sclerosis , that is, by introducing a liquid or a foam, into varicose veins.. From these approximately twenty years, the transdermal laser is introduced that allows us to do all kinds of varicose veins, of all kinds of sizes, even the smallest varicose veins, with this advantage of being able to go very fast in a few sessions and be able to access everything type of varicose veins, even the smallest ones, with a very fast disappearance time.

Do you need some type of anesthesia?

Anesthesia is not necessarily necessary but as the incision of the laser light on the skin can cause a discreet annoyance what we do is advise that before the treatment the patient puts, a few hours before, an anesthetic cream to diminish this feeling of small heat that hits the skin.

Do you need some recovery time after treatment?

No, no recovery time is necessary after the treatment that is done in the consultation itself. You put a small bandage very finite for 24 hours or elastic stockings and, immediately, leaving the consultation the person can do absolutely normal life and does not require any kind of further treatment.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Xavier Puncernau

By Dr. Xavier Puncernau
Vascular Surgery

He is the cofounder of the company Angio Vascular Projects, dedicated to the study, research and treatment of vascular disease. He is also co-founder of the technique of laser surgery for varicose veins ELAV. He has a long career and more than 40 scientific publications in specialized journals.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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