Treating varicose veins is a matter of aesthetics and health

The appearance of varicose veins is one of the most frequent pathologies -recent studies indicate that it affects between 10% and 15% of the population-, being more common among women after 30 years of age.

Varicose veins usually appear in the legs when the venous valves that allow blood to flow towards the heart stop working properly. As a result, blood accumulates in the veins hindering circulation and causing dilation of the veins, which are visibly manifested. Varicose veins not only affect aesthetically, but also pose a health problem as they produce symptoms of heaviness, tiredness, edema, itching, tingling and cramps in the legs.

If not properly treated by a General Surgeon, complications such as ulcers, thrombophlebitis, skin pigmentation and varicorrhagia may appear over the years.

Cause of varicose veins

There is usually a genetic factor that influences the appearance of varicose veins, as well as states in which circulation is affected, such as pregnancy, obesity, sedentary lifestyle or menopause, which can trigger the appearance of varicose veins.

How to eliminate varicose veins

The treatment of varicose veins has always been surgical, and has evolved from the removal of varicose veins to minimally invasive methods, such as the CHIVA technique, Endolaser and radiofrequency.

The best alternative to surgery is ultrasound-guided sclerosis with microfoam.

This technique consists of injecting microfoam into the vein, capable of making it disappear. The treatment begins with the localization of the varicose veins by means of a color Echo-Doppler study and with an ultrasound-guided puncture, the microfoam is applied only in the affected veins, without the need for anesthesia.

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Recovery from ultrasound-guided sclerosis with microfoam

After the treatment, the patient can lead a normal life wearing an elastic compression stocking for about two weeks.

Normally, ultrasound-guided microfoam sclerosis is a permanent solution. Although in cases of very large varicose veins, over the years they can recanalize, and if this happens they sclerosed again. The passage of time can cause other varicose veins to appear that have no relation to the already sclerosed and eliminated veins.

The effectiveness of the treatment is 94% and the degree of patient satisfaction is excellent.