Varicose veins are veins that are dilated by the loss of its elastic capacity. Any treatment of varicose veins aims to annul those sick so that blood is diverted into healthy veins.
Varicose veins are common in both men and women of all ages. The treatment has to suit the type of varicose vein after studying all the venous system of the person being treated.
In aesthetic medicine there are two ways to treat varicose veins by laser: percutaneous endoluminal.
- Percutaneous: is the application of laser through the skin over the varicose veins, so that the heat off increase in the seal and the secondary seal causing the inflammation gradually disappear. This technique, which is most often used in aesthetic medicine, does not require anesthesia and recovery is immediate, although small scabs appear for a few days.
- Endoluminal: the application of laser into the vein of a higher caliber, depositing small amounts of energy doing the same process as in the above. This technique has to be done in an operating room under local anesthesia and then advised to rest at home for 24 hours.
Percutaneous laser treatment is indicated for all aesthetic varices, but the efficiency is much higher in surface. Like the other current treatments available, to end the surgery-varices-including the result of the laser is not definitive, as varicose veins are a symptom of chronic venous insufficiency.
Causes of varicose veins
There are different causes that lead to the loss of elasticity of the veins of the legs. For example, genetic tendency to have a weaker veins, maintained that stasis can be caused by overweight, the fact remain in the same position with little movement of the legs (standing or sitting), wearing tight clothing in the part high thigh or groin, ambient heat, and / or hormonal changes such as pregnancy or taking birth control, among others.
Risk of varicose veins
Varicose veins cause tiredness, heaviness and pain due to the kidnapping of blood is retained in these veins, causing low oxygen and sometimes, changes in skin color. They can also cause ulcers in the ankle and venous thrombosis. If this thrombus (clot) shows it can produce (very serious and urgent) pulmonary embolism. Pro is therefore very important treatment and prevention.