General information regarding treatment with the 810nm varicosity laser system
Laser treatment for varicose veins is a successful addition to the traditional surgical methods. The 810nm varicosity laser system has been tested for many years and is characterised by a high degree of safety and clinical reliability.
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What are varicose veins?
In our bodies, veins transport blood back to the heart. Veins are fitted with valves that prevent the blood from flowing downwards due to gravity instead of flowing to the heart.
If these vein valves no longer close properly, blood accumulates in the veins. As time goes by, the pressure from the accumulated blood enlarges the vein. The enlarged veins become visible from the outside as varicose veins.
Who gets varicose veins?
Millions of people around the world suffer from varicose veins. The main factor in vein weakness is heredity. There are, however, some factors that promote the development of varicose veins:
- Pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy, birth control pill
- Professions that require long periods of standing or sitting
- Excess weight, lack of movement
- Old age
The 810 nm varicosity laser system:
- Fewer scars
- Least amount of pain
- Very short treatment time
- Compression hose can be removed sooner after the operation
- Shorter healing time
Venous diseases are very common. Around 50% of people above 40 years of age display more or less pronounced damage to their vein system. 25% suffer from varicose veins.
How is the diagnosis made?
Veins are painlessly examined by a specialist using modern ultrasound equipment or radiography.
What are the symptoms?
- Heavy and tired legs
- Pain and nightly cramps
- Veins in the leg are visible from outside
Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic problem. Vein insufficiency is a serious condition that can have serious consequences.
In the long term, varicose veins can lead to thromboses (obstruction of the vein with a non-moving blood clot) or to leg ulcers.
More serious consequences can be prevented if varicosities are diagnosed in time by a specialist and treated appropriately for their stage of development.
If you have the above symptoms you should contact a specialist.
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