Treatment of varicose veins
MEDICO-AESTHETIC OF THE BODY
Treatment of varicose veins
The clinic offers a comprehensive service for the evaluation and treatment of varicose veins… Whether for small varicose veins or small unsightly telangiectasies or for more severe venous disease-causing symptoms.
How your visit unfolded.
The necessary assessment will be slightly different if the problem is only aesthetically pleasing or if you have symptoms of venous disease (heaviness, pain, night cramps, itching, swelling, veins bulging)
After filling out the forms on your medical history, you will be examined in an elevated standing position. Following the clinical examination, a color screening echodoppler will be performed to eliminate a larger venous disease and check the condition of your saphenous veins.
If abnormalities are found, Dr. Merizzi will then make a complete ultrasound evaluation to plan future treatment.
If your examination is normal, then the sclerotic injections of small varicose veins and varicose veins will take place.
Frequently Asked Questions
The number of treatments required varies from person to person because the extension of the venous disease varies greatly. Sometimes, only one session is adequate but in other cases it takes several sessions. Once the goal is reached, follow-up visits will be required to maintain the gains. These visits vary greatly at times to 6-12 months but in other cases several years
These are fine reddish or bluish blood vessels that give an unsightly appearance at the level of the affected region. They are usually treated with conventional sclerotherapy and sometimes with laser therapy.
Varicose veins are veins that, by dilation, lose their ability to trace blood back to the heart. These varicose veins no longer play their role in the bloodstream, the blood stagnates inside and causes some pressure through swelling which damages the surrounding tissues. Symptoms such as heaviness, pain, night cramps, itching are frequently associated. In the absence of treatment, and depending on the course of the disease, complications are possible such as the appearance of pigmentation in the lower legs, a weakening of the skin that can go as far as the ulcer, and more rarely, a varicose hemorrhage or phlebitis (venous thrombosis).
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a sclerosing agent into an abnormal vein to remove it. Under the effect of this product, a scar forms inside the treated vein and prevents the blood from passing through this vein. In a fewweeks, the small reddish varicose veins will disappear, the small veins of larger caliber can sometimes reveal small greenish cords that will then disappear in a few months.
Sometimes when the processing requires it, we will use foam sclerotherapy. This process uses a sclerotic detergent (like a soap) which is then mixed with air to create foam. It can treat larger veins. With this technique, we can also treat under ultrasound guidance veins that previously need to be operated.
This type of treatment aims to treat larger veins that are deeper. This technique uses ultrasound to guide the injecting needle inside the vein and can then safely inject the foam and check its progression inside the diseased vein.
As with any effective treatment, sclerotherapy can cause side effects or complications. Bruises is normal after treatment view the number of punctures. Sometimes localized hyperpigmentation, induration or inflammation of the treated vein can happen.
Extremely rare complications can sometimes be severe (phlebitis, pulmonary embolism, skin necrosis, neurological accident).).
During the first consultation, before treatment, the phlebologist will keep you informed of all the pros, cons and risks of sclerotherapy and will tell you, depending on the case, the various possible alternatives.