The most advanced treatment offered for vein diseases is the use of a laser beam. This is a quick method of treatment that cases only minimal trauma does not leave scars and enables immediate return to normal activities. Laser vein treatment is conducted under local anesthesia.
An optical fiber is inserted to the vein through a small incision and passed along the entire length of the vein. The thermal energy emitted by the fiber causes the entire length of the vein to seal. The treatment lasts one hour and requires the use of elastic stockings and continuous motion following each treatment session.
Rates of success and adverse reactions Laser surgery for vein disease is a safe and successful method of treatment with very high rates of success. However, the treatment is invasive and can rarely cause adverse effects and complications such as vein infections, burns, or failure of the treatment. In rare cases the treatment can cause deep vein or nervous damage.
It should be pointed out that no single method of treatment is appropriate for all patients. The method of treatment should be individually selected to suit the particular patient characteristics, disease severity, and other specific findings. The advantage of receiving treatment in a facility which offers the entire range of possibilities is in the ability to chose the most appropriate method for the patient, including: surgery, sclerotherapy, or laser. This advantage guarantees optimal results both therapeutically and esthetically.