Varicose veins: laser treatment

What are veins?

Veins are blood vessels of varying sizes, composed of a thin wall that contains blood, that flows from the periphery to the heart due to the contraction of the surrounding muscle.

What are varices?

Varices or varicose veins are dilated veins that tend to take a tortuous course. The phenomenon appears due to circulatory venous insufficiency: this disease is very prevalent when you think that in Italy alone, 25% of the population suffer from it (the majority being women).

Varicose veins: what are the main causes of this pathology?

To return to the heart, the blood has to overcome the force of gravity, the majority of the effort being borne by the calf muscles and the inner valves of the lower limb veins. Poor valve function causes varicose veins; in fact, valvular incontinence causes an accumulation of blood that in turn wears out the vein walls, especially if there is already a familiar weakness in the wall’s elasticity. Venous disease is more common in obese patients and individuals with a family predisposition to the pathology, or may appear during pregnancy. Women usually experience a worsening of the pathology alongside their menstrual cycle.

Varicose veins: what are the symptoms?

Initially, the varices are thin, bluish marks that swell over time until they become knotty cords. Pain, leg heaviness, cramps and formications during the night, itching and swollen ankles are the main symptoms of venous disease.

What is the endovenous laser?

It is an innovative, delicate, fast and minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of venous insufficiency through the use of an endovascular laser fiber. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and enables rapid post-operative course and a prompt return home. The Endovenous Laser offers, among the many advantages:
  • The resolution of leg heaviness problems.
  • Maximum aesthetic comfort.
  • Rapid treatment.
  • Prompt return to normal activities of daily living.
  • Excellent clinical and aesthetic results.
The Endovenous Laser treatment is very well-tolerated by patients and shows excellent, convincing clinical and aesthetic results. It is a minimally invasive, safe procedure without any particular contraindications. The endovenous technique with laser treats the main pathologies that involve the lower limb veins:
  • Great and small saphenous veins.
  • Collateral and reticular veins.
  • Vascular and haemorrhoidal malformations.
  • Venous ulcers.
  • Telangectasias.

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