Endovenous laser for varicose vein removal, was for many years the "gold" standard in the treatment of varicose veins. This treatment uses energy based on laser technology, which is simply a concentrated beam of light. Medical lasers work by delivering precise this beam of light directly on the desired tissue, so it doesn't affect the rest of the surrounding tissue. Laserii have proven safety and effectiveness over the years for use in all types of medical procedures, from refractive surgery (eye surgery) to dermatology. In the hands of a consultant, lasers offer a much lower risk than conventional surgery.
Endovenous laser treatment, a thin fiber is inserted into the damaged vein through a small entry point into the skin. A beam of laser light is delivered through fiber, and while fiber is drawn through the inpoi off, it distributes only the necessary amount of energy. The targeted tissue reacts with light energy, causing the closure and sealing the vein. Veins that are closed are superficial veins which deals with less than 5% of the body's blood flow. Blood is automatically redirected to healthy veins.
Some doctors now use a fiber with sheath (jacketed fiber), which prevents any contact between the fiber and the wall of blood vessels. This prevents a great deal of pain and bruising which are often associated with more conventional methods of ligation and stripping. Some patients may experience temporary pain or a slight bulge, which can be effectively treated with painkillers and anti-inflammatories and usually disappears within 5 days.
The procedure is minimally invasive and does not require general anesthesia. It can be used under analgosedation-sedation for a comfort absolute total patient. Patients are encouraged to walk immediately after the procedure and can resume normal activities the same day.