Treatment of varicose veins by laser:
Varicose veins are permanent and tortuous dilations of the veins which are located most frequently in the legs. They are due to an alteration of the valves which disrupts the return of blood to the heart and causes reflux. This reflux increases the pressure in the veins and leads to the appearance of swelling and a feeling of heaviness or fatigue in the legs. Over time, skin lesions may manifest as a brownish discoloration of the skin or ulcers.
The laser is a treatment using to make small dilate vessels. Blue or red, and veinlets visible under the skin disappear. There are several types of lasers that are used depending on the problem to be treated. The YAG laser (Nd-yag 1064nm) is currently the most suitable for treating varicosities.
The laser produces an “energetic” pulse of light selectively captured by the varicosity to be treated without causing damage to the surrounding tissues and respecting the melanin. The laser specifically encounters the hemoglobin of the red blood cells contained in the varicosity. Which causes a release of energy resulting in an increase in temperature. An obstruction of the tissue is thus obtain, resulting in the selective destruction of the body of the vessel and its contents.
Laser treatment of varicose veins minimizes the risk of hematoma, and therefore post-operative pain. It allows the patient to quickly resume his professional or sporting activities. Depending on the severity of the disease and any associated treatments. The patient can return to work between 1 to 10 days after the procedure.