Varicose veins treatment methods
Sclerotherapy is an injection method used to remove reticular varicose veins or as a supplement to surgical treatment, when serves the purpose of correcting the varicose vein remains. A sclerosing agent is injected into the superficial veins, which produces a noninfectious inflammation in them, causing the collapse of the vein and its subsequent demise. This method is painless, however, it is necessary to bandage the leg with an elastic bandage or a compression stocking after the procedure.
This method consists in the laser beam's targeted reaction with haemoglobin, which produces heat and causes the death of unwanted blood vessels. In this way it is possible to remove up to 2 mm thick blood vessels. An essential part of the procedure is the subsequent treatment of the skin as advised by the doctor and consistent protection from sunlight.
- a device for sequential gradual pressure massage of the lower extremities from the ankles to the groin
- by gradual air pressure the massage supports venous and lymphatic circulation
- also suitable for the treatment of cellulite
Pharmacotherapy - the so-called venotonics
Drugs which help increase the tension of the vascular wall and improve blood circulation.
- Furthermore, they are effective against swelling, reduce both swelling and inflammation and eliminate the heavy legs feeling.
- Most drugs are based on substances which inhibit blood clotting.
This method of reducing the load on the venous system is based on supporting compression - by pressing.
- It consists in the use of tie bandages or compression stockings.
- Regular wearing of these aids alleviates pain and prevents further expansion of the veins; however, it will not remove the existing varicose veins.
Today, new,gentler methods are used even in surgical removal of varicose veins.