In this article, The current varicose vein treatment techniques will be discussed.
Varicose veins are initially removed from the body by surgical techniques. There are various surgeries developed for this purpose. Nowadays, with the development of non-surgical techniques, the application of surgical techniques has decreased considerably. However, there are still surgeons performing surgical techniques.
The treatments applied are divided into two groups as surgical and non-surgical treatments.
Varicose Veins Treatment
Surgical treatments are outdated. However, stripping is still used by some surgeons.
In stripping method, the problematic vessel is detected by doppler. The vessels are ligated by making an incision through the groin and wrist or knee. Then the wire is sent through the vein and the problematic vessel is removed from the body by making a 1-2 cm incision.
Microflebectomy is performed under local anesthesia. Small holes in the legs are drilled out of the skin varicose veins with a crochet-like tool is removed from the hole outside the body.
Due to the small holes, no sutures are needed after treatment. Bandage is applied by covering with bands. In this way, varicose veins are treated permanently.
This technique is used only for varices over 2 or 3 cm. It can be applied in combination with non-surgical techniques for smaller varices.
Un-Surgical Varicose Veins Treatments
Thanks to the developing medicine and technology, it is possible to treat the varicose veins without any surgical incision. Laser, bonding, radio frequency, sclerotherapy and foam treatments are applied.
Varicose Veins Treatment by Laser
It is the first developed laser treatment among non-surgical treatments. Laser technique is applied in 2 different ways, intravenous and from the skin surface.
Varicose Veins Treatment by Laser Through Skin Surface
It is effective only for the treatment of capillaries applied through the skin. There are many different devices on the market as laser devices. Exotherme laser is used in our clinics. It has advantages over other devices. Moreover, even the smallest capillaries can be treated easily, thanks to the zoom feature. In addition, thanks to the cooling effect of the head of the device can be treated without any pain.
Laser treatment is preferred especially for the treatment of capillaries in the face area.
EVLA (EndoVenosis Laser Ablation) Intravenous Laser Treatment
Intravenous EVLA (EndoVenosis Laser Ablation) is used for the treatment of reticular (middle) and varicose veins (thick varices).
This treatment is performed under ultrasound guidance. Therefore, a hospital environment is needed for its implementation. The problem vessels are detected by ultrasound. Then a small hole is made in the skin and the end of the laser called catheter is sent into the vessel. Laser beam is applied to the vessel with the catheter sent. In this way, the vessel is destroyed and closed.
Varicose Veins Treatment by Radio Frequency
Application logic is the same. However, it is a more advanced form of laser technique. Just like the laser technique, it is applied on the skin surface and intravenously.
The radio frequency device converts radio waves into heat energy. In this way, it touches the damaged vessel and closes it. The device has a very thin tip. In the treatment of the skin surface, this tip is touched to the capillary varices at 1 cm intervals. This will permanently destroy the capillaries.
Intravenous radio-frequency treatment, like laser, is applied in the presence of ultrasound. However, the area of action is wider than the laser. The laser affects an area of 1 cm at a time, with a radiofrequency effect at a time of 7 cm wide vein.
Bonding Method (Gum)
Today, the practitioner is a rapidly increasing treatment technique. Drug injection into the vein is based on the logic of gluing instead of heat destruction of the vein.
Problematic vessel is detected. Then a very small needle is inserted into the vein and the adhesive is injected. EVLA and EVRF are less easy to apply, less side effects.
Sclerotherapy is the closure of the vessel by injecting the drug into the problemetic vessel. It is as easy as having a needle or vaccination. Thanks to the drug injected into the vein, the vessel closes and the problems associated with vessel dilation disappear.
The type applied to capillaries is called micro sclerotherapy. In this way, all varicose veins, including capillaries, can be permanently closed.
You can watch the application of the treatment from the shared video below.
The same active substance is used in sclerotherapy for foam treatment. However, in order to effect more area in large varices, the active substance is used after it is reacted with air and formed into foam form. In this way, more areas can be effected with less drugs.
Advantages of Non-Surgical Treatments
Patient comfort is high due to non-surgical incisions.
No incision, no trace. In this way, aesthetically undesirable situations are not encountered.
The healing process is short. Even after a few minutes of rest, the patient may return to normal life.
There is no need for hospitalization. In this way, non-surgical treatments are economical.
No special care is required after treatment.
Side effects such as anesthesia etc. are not needed.
Patients with fear of surgery can be treated easily.
It can be applied to all varicose veins, from large heirs to capillaries.
Non-Surgical Treatment of Varicose Veins in Turkey
Idea Clinic, which has 6 branches, offers non-surgical varicose treatments in Ankara, Izmir, Bursa and Istanbul (Kadikoy, Bakirkoy, Sisli). You can come to your nearest branch and have a free varicose examination and have a doppler. If you wish, you can be treated with the most appropriate varicose vein treatment technique at the same day after the examination. You can contact us on 0542 621 08 88 for a free examination and to make an appointment.