Modern man, constantly faced with the need to maintain the fast pace of life, is negatively affected both by the environment and by the constant lack of time. As a result, insufficient health care leads to serious problems that must be surgically resolved. The same applies to varicose veins: a disease associated with damage to blood vessels, which is most often seen in the lower extremities. The laser treatment of varicose veins today has gained considerable popularity, which is explained by the low degree of trauma of the procedure, the fast healing period of the tissue and the many positive reviews from those who have already undergone such an operation.
Laser treatment of varicose veins confidently replaces conventional surgery, which is poorly tolerated by a large number of patients, requires a longer period for complete rehabilitation, and is more painful. The speed of this treatment, its many advantages over standard surgical removal of the damaged vein, is considered to be one of the most important advantages over other exposure methods in diagnosing varicose veins.
The essence of varicose veins laser treatment
Endovasal laser coagulation of varicose veins is now performed in most medical centers, the availability of this procedure and the high degree of effectiveness have made it especially popular. Its essence is to cauterize the damaged vein with a laser, while the blood flows into the cavity of a healthy blood vessel, which allows you to minimize blood loss during this type of intervention. This type of impact on a vein affected by varicose veins helps to minimize mechanical trauma to the skin and vessel walls, which speeds up the recovery process after surgery.
Laser treatment of varicose veins can be applied to any case of detection of this disease: both in childhood and adulthood, the patient perfectly tolerates this type of intervention, their pain is much less compared to standard surgical intervention. The thermal effect of laser coagulation of blood vessels eliminates the risk of infection that can be transmitted through the blood. Therefore, laser treatment of varicose veins is well tolerated by all patients, even in the presence of reduced immunity, increased sensitivity to pain, and a long period of healing of wounds and skin lesions.
With any type of intervention in detecting varicose veins, the least consequences will be seen at an early stage of the disease, so laser varicose vein removal will be more easily tolerated and healing will occur quickly when used to treat varicose veins. disease at an early stage of development. As with any other disease, varicose veins heal faster if they are caught as early as possible. For this reason, careful attention to the condition of the veins and blood vessels of the legs is a prerequisite for their speedy recovery and normalization of the blood circulation process.
Advantages and indications for use
Treatment of affected vessels in the form of laser clotting of the veins has several advantages over standard surgical intervention, which is accompanied by significant skin incisions to remove damaged veins, blood loss, and risk of infection entering the human body through the blood. . And the technique of laser treatment of veins of the lower extremities has the following advantages, which favorably distinguish it and provide high demand for the diagnosis of "varicose veins":
- the minimum amount of skin damage - the skin incision at the site of the damaged vessel has a very small area necessary for the penetration of the light guide into the vein, with the help of which the walls are cauterized and coagulated;
- due to the small size of the skin incision, there is little blood loss, which guarantees the well-being of the patient after the intervention with the aid of a laser;
- minimizing the risk of infection entering the bloodstream, which is important for maintaining the patient's health.
Reviews from those who have already recovered from varicose veins using laser treatment allow us to understand that this particular method should be considered the most progressive: a small loss of blood, a minimal risk of infection with a small cut in the skin, do the removal of veins on the legs using the most popular and safe laser exposure.
Compared to standard surgery and wearing compression underwear, endovenous laser coagulation has a higher percentage of complete cure for this disease. This is due to the use of modern technologies and techniques that allow you to maintain the health of veins and blood vessels while quickly restoring normal blood circulation. Laser obliteration does not require long-term patient preparation for its implementation, and the absence of the need for complete anesthesia does not place a significant load on the heart: the effect of the laser on the veins is carried out only with the use of local anesthesia.
An important feature of an operation such as vein obliteration is constant monitoring of the course of the intervention by the physician - this tracking is performed using ultrasound technology, which provides a complete picture of LED movement through the vessel with varicose changes. Such control ensures the complete elimination of the cause of the disease, the rapid restoration of the necessary blood flow in the limbs.
Purpose of laser treatment for varicose veins
There are several indications for the treatment of leg veins with laser, the most important of which should be considered the possibility of using this progressive method in the early stages of the development of the disease, in the absence of neglect of the pathological process. This is due to the advanced process of restratification of the vein walls, which will nullify the entire positive result of the treatment.
In addition, laser surgery can be performed under the following mandatory conditions:
- free lumen in the vessel, which should not be more than 1 cm in diameter;
- the absence of sharp curves of the affected vessel, which will ensure the free passage of the LED through it;
- the branches of the affected vessel must be completely healthy, there must be no pronounced changes and lesions in the veins adjacent to the affected vessel.
The treatment of veins performed with laser does not adversely affect adjacent healthy tissues, which guarantees the preservation of their integrity and speed of recovery after the intervention. The small area of laser exposure is also an advantage of this type of intervention, which makes this vein treatment less traumatic, leading to faster recovery.
You should be aware that surgical laser treatment of varicose veins may be unacceptable in a number of conditions, which include:
- tendency to form blood clots;
- serious damage to the walls of veins and blood vessels;
- the presence of a chronic inflammatory process in the tissues of the lower extremities;
- violation of blood circulation and outflow of lymph.
The elimination of varicose veins on the legs with a laser is carried out according to the doctor's prescription and taking into account the characteristics of the patient's body.
Before performing a laser operation, the patient must acquire compression underwear that adequately support the vessels during the rehabilitation period. The degree of compression is determined by the doctor.
The length of recovery time depends on the characteristics of the patient's body, as well as the additional measures taken to speed up the rehabilitation process. Such measures include non-intense sports such as walking, swimming, cycling. Regular examination by a doctor of the skin puncture site for the introduction of the LED and the limb on which the operation was performed will help to control the healing process. It will also be important to take vitamin preparations, which will stimulate the immune system and allow you to become stronger after the intervention.