What are veins? Why do they appear?
Veins are tubes that transmit blood in one direction, from the feet back to the heart. The arteries carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
The blood that flows in the veins is omnidirectional. This process is enabled through one-way valves which are locked inside the tubes (veins).
During leg muscular contractions, under normal conditions, the blood in the veins flows up towards the heart and the valves shut down.
Under abnormal conditions the veins expand as a result of failure of valves, which causes a leak and blood to flow in the opposite direction. As a result a swollen enlarged and twisted (varicose) vein is formed.
Can veins be removed?
Varicose veins are a medical problem which must be treated in order to avoid any complications such as sore legs, swollenness, discomfort, and cramps.
In addition, varicose veins may aggregate into infections in which case blood clots may clog the veins.
Which treatments are offered today?
Today, most cases can be treated without invasive surgery.
The recommended treatment is laser treatment.
The capillaries are visible and swollen as a result of the enlarged small vessels (under normal conditions their diameter is less than 0.1 mm and are therefore not visible).
The capillaries form red or blue parallel lines or a star shaped web (spider). In most cases it is strictly an aesthetic problem.
What does the laser do to the veins?
At my medical center, I use the most advanced laser equipment with which I make the small capillaries disappear in an efficient and safe way. The laser device injects a laser beam without harming the tissues around the vessels. As a result, the sides of the capillaries stick together and the capillaries shrink and vanish. This treatment is suitable for vessels that are up to 4mm wide.
What are the advantages of this treatment?
It is a fast and safe treatment that accomplishes the goal of making the capillaries disappear.
How long does it last?
It takes place as a series of sessions with each session lasting about 20 minutes.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment is almost pain free… you might sense slight heat and a small tingling at the site.
Is it a single treatment or a series of treatments?
The patient should usually expect between 1 to 3 sessions.
There are almost no side effects since there are no substances being injected into the body. This allows us to treat larger areas and thus reducing the number of sessions.
How long should I wait between sessions?
Are there any risks or side effects for this treatment?
It’s safe to say that there are almost no side effects.
There are limitations that are examined before the treatment.
The treatment is not offered to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. The treatment is not permited in the case of skin diseases or wp themes infections.
In addition, we will not perform the treatment on bruises, burns, and skin pigmentation.
There will be almost no side effects if all these aforementioned restrictions are carefully adhered to.
The recovery is very rapid and you may go back to your daily routine already the day of the treatment.
Slight redness may appear during the first day after the treatment.
What am I allowed and not allowed to do?
Avoid any physical activity until the next day.
The legs must not be exposed to direct sunlight for one month following the treatment.
Could the capillaris (spider veins) return?
The causes for the reappearance of the capillaries (spiders veins) is usually the hereditary , but a number of other causes such as multiple pregnancies, overweight, long sun exposure, standing on your legs for a long time, etc. can be added to the list.
Who usually receives the treatment? What age group receives this treatment?
Most of my patients are women ages 25+ that value their aesthetic appearance highly.
Is it suitable for anyone at any age?
The treatment is suitable for any age.
Who is particularly more suitable for this treatment?
The treatment is suitable for anyone who is bothered by their varicose veins while highlighting the significant aesthetic improvement.
Does the result look natural?
Yes. After the recovery period, the skin will appear without any markings and capillaries (spider veins).
What is allowed and what is forbidden before/after the treatment?
Avoid any physical activity until the next day.
It is forbidden to expose the legs to the sun for one month following the treatment.
Otherwise – back to normal on the same day.
Generally – what should/shouldn’t we do to avoid the varicose veins from returning!? Is there anything we can do about it:
Not to do’s
Drag your feet
Wear pressure socks
Elevate your legs
Apply heat on your legs
Adjust your chair
Wear tight clothes
Keep your legs cold
Violent physical activity
Frequently alternate between sitting and standing positions