Removal of varicose veins with laser treatment
Over time, there is an increase in broken capillaries in the legs rise and these capillaries darken and become more visible.
In the most severe cases, varicose veins that require surgery are formed. Others can be treated with sclerotherapy (by injecting a chemical into the glass causing the collapse of the vascular wall). The finest and most superficial vessels (known as telangiectasias, or varicose veins of the legs) are treated with laser.
How does the Ellipse procedure work?
Your doctor will determine which areas will be treated and put parameters in place, depending on the vessel. A fine layer of gel will then be applied and the patient will feel a slightly cold sensation from the tip of Ellipse. The doctor will then treat the varicose veins with the Ellipse Nd:YAG laser, collapsing the vascular wall with a long shot, calculated with precision and carefully controlled. This heats up the blood in the vessel and causes the vascular wall to collapse, destroying it and, as a result, eliminating it. The vessel destroyed is naturally reabsorbed.
Who can be treated?
All patients with unsightly varicose veins but which do not pose medical problems. If they pose a medical problem, the treatment will be postponed or cancelled.
What results can I expect?
Sometimes the vessel disappears immediately after treatment. At other times, it disappears gradually over the following weeks. Usually, patients experience a minor edema or swelling in the area treated, which tends to last around 2 days. The actual duration will depend on the varicose vein treated.
Is it painful?
Tolerance to pain can vary greatly from one person to another. You will feel minor punctures, followed by a hot sensation during treatment.
The Ellipse ND: YAG laser uses the latest refrigeration technology (SoftCoolTM) to minimise pain and protect the skin by avoiding overheating. Topical anesthetic is not necessary.
Most patients believe that the treatment is very tolerable on fine vessels and warrants praise for its good results.
How long does a treatment take?
It depends on the size and number of vessels and, by extension, the area to be treated. Your doctor will make a more precise diagnosis after consultation.
Real-life cases - Dr. Perez de la Romana
Real-life before-and-after photographs of the elimination of varicose veins with laser
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