There are several ways of treating varicose veins, but it should be noted that the only truly effective remedy with long lasting effects is the surgical intervention. An atraumatic method exists and can be adapted in each case. Operations are usually performed in the area of the ambulatory system. Postoperatively the patient leaves the clinic immediately and can walk around 30 minutes after surgery, without requiring immobilization.
The main advantages of this medical intervention are as follows:
* there is no bleeding during surgery or after the operation is completed;
* the operation is performed under local anesthesia;
* aesthetic surgery includes an incision of 1-3 mm in the skin, causing less pain than other interventions;
* immediate mobilization of the patient is not required after surgery and the patient can even drive his own car when leaving the clinic.
Any case of varicose veins can now be fixed by the latest medical technologies, no matter how difficult they seem like. Patients in complicated stages of varicose veins can also undergo this kind of surgery, such as those with superficial thrombophlebitis or trophic skin disorders, including venous leg ulcers. In addition to this, patients suffering from venous ulcers of the leg will heal after approximately 2-6 weeks after surgery.
The varicose veins surgery is usually known as sclerotherapy and can be performed only for reticular varices (veins with a maximum diameter of 2-3 mm and a green-blue color) and telangiectasias (dilated blood vessels in the fine structure of the skin, with an appearance similar to a spider web).
The concentrations of the substances used are dependable on the vein diameter. Sclerotherapy techniques are also adapted to each type of lesion and each topographic zone, so the procedure is easy to support and eliminates the risk of spots or scars after the intervention. In some cases surgery is necessary to be combined with other procedures in order to cure varicose veins with sclerotherapy in the same session or in separate sessions.
A very important fact should be emphasized: any patient suffering from varicose veins in the area of the legs can be cured surgically. In order to achieve the best aesthetic results surgery should be performed as soon as possible. A particularly important role in guiding patients with varicose veins of the legs is the one of a GP or a trained dermatologist. Inadequate treatment can lead to extension of disease progression and severe complications.