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Thread and spider veins

Laser and sclerotherapy for leg veins, thread and spider veins

Unsightly leg veins can be a problem for millions of men and women, the world over. This problem affects a wide range of age groups, skin types and lifestyles. It is estimated that in many areas over 60 percent of the adult population suffers from varicose veins, thread veins or spider veins. Varicose veins are enlarged vessels that have widened as a result of weakness in the vein wall, which stretches and bulges. Thread veins and spider veins are the small superficial purple or red veins stretching like a web under the skin. These small spider veins and thread veins can also produce symptoms of aching legs, swelling and even pain.

Leg veins -treatment without surgery

EVLT- This procedure is used for treatment of varicose veins. A small laser fibre is passed into the vein and laser then heats and seals the vein walls from inside. This procedure is performed under ultrasound guidance.

We offer a variety of spider vein and thread vein treatments. Sclerotherapy and lasers complement each other and often a combination works best. Sclerotherapy and microsclerotherapy is performed using a very fine needle to inject a sclerosant solution into the veins which then destroys the vein lining. The needle is of such a small calibre that the discomfort is none or minimal. We import spcial extra fine needles for our sclerotherapy patients.

EVLT is performed with diode laser and non-invasive treatment of leg veins is performed with 1064 nm Nd-yag laser which is considered the gold standard laser for leg veins. We generally do not use IPL for leg veins. We may also use alexandrite laser for treatment of thread veins and spider veins.

Treatment approach will be discussed at your consultation. Dr Gheyi will examine your legs and may use an ultrasound to assess the venous system.

Treatment pictures

varicose veins on legs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varicose veins on legs

varicose veins after laser treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 weeks after 1 laser treatment

spider veins

 

 

Spider veins on leg

spider veins after laser

 

 

6 months after 2 treatments

spider veins before treatment

 

 

Spider veins before treatment

spider veins after sclerotherapy

 

 

6 months after 3 treatments

 

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