The elimination of varicose veins is one of the greatest aesthetic and health concerns that we have in our vascular clinic in Marbella in the province of Malaga. Varicose diseases are considered one of the most frequent diseases in developed countries, and affect -only in Spain- more than 10 million people. Regardless of the importance that genetics plays in favoring the appearance of varicose veins, there are other factors that precipitate and / or worsen such as, for example, standing for many hours.
A few years ago, varicose veins were eliminated exclusively with surgery although, nowadays, advances in vascular treatments for aesthetic and pathological varicose veins make it possible to treat them in a less invasive manner, thus eliminating varicose veins without surgery. Below we show you the most outstanding treatments that at Clínica Vascular Marbella (Málaga) allow us to eliminate varicose veins successfully and in the least invasive way for patients.
Types of varicose veins
AESTHETIC VARICOSE VEINS:
The so-called spider veins or telangiectasias are the least aggressive, since they are superficial and usually do not pose any risk to health, in addition to the sensation of heaviness in the legs. Generally they do not carry more problem than the aesthetic one.
The reticular varicose veins are distributed in a grid pattern over the subdermal tissue, and do not imply a significant risk to health. In some cases, however, if they constitute a very extensive grid, they can cause more relevant symptoms and affect health, causing venous insufficiency in other segments such as the pelvis.
PATHOLOGICAL VARICOSE VEINS:
The truncal varicose veins are usually painful and large, and are those that are generated by the failure of saphenous trunks; requiring in this case the application of treatments for its definitive elimination.
Varicose ulcers are the most serious degree of venous disease, in which the superficial tissue is damaged. They are usually located in the ankle area and their cause is usually severe venous insufficiency in some of the major veins of the superficial tissues. They are very difficult to heal if they are not stopped in time, since they are large and usually quite painful.
Our Method to eliminate Varicose Veins
Sclerotherapy of varicose veins using microfoam is the technique that currently offers the most effectiveness in the treatment of varicose veins. It consists of a chemical sclerosis that is made by injecting into the vein to treat a microfoam, causing the vein to “burn” on the inside and remove the varix permanently.
The procedure has two strong points; on the one hand, the high density of the foam, which increases the direct contact between the microfoam and the venous endothelial tissue, which improves the effects of the treatment, and on the other hand the minimum concentration of applied substance, which means that the post-treatment results are not so uncomfortable for the patient and improves the aesthetic results.
What is Microfoam treatment and how does it work?
Large branched telangiectasias (Treatment of choice).
Reticular varicose or varicose veins (Treatment of choice).
Trunk varicose veins (Treatment of choice).
Long-stroke perforating veins. (Therapeutic option).
Transcutaneous lasertherapy is a treatment that specifically attacks cosmetic or superficial varicose veins. The advantage it offers is that it is a cutaneous treatment, which does not require punctures, but is applied by means of laser impulses in a selective manner in the varicose veins that are found on the surface of the skin, achieving its disappearance.
In Clínica Vascular Marbella, we go a step further and apply the technique based on the Blue Laser of K-Laser, which combines red light to prepare the cutaneous tissues and reduce pain, with blue light, which works more selectively on superficial varicose veins , less damaging the skin.
Small telangiectasias in any location: legs, nose, cheekbones, sternal area. (Treatment of choice).
Ruby points. (Treatment of choice).
Large teleangiectasias (Complementary treatment to sclerotherapy).
Stellate angiomas. (Treatment of choice).
Safeno trunks. Safena Vein Internal and / or external. (Treatment of choice).
Long-stroke perforating veins. (Therapeutic option).
Flebogrif® is a new minimally invasive, safe and effective method to treat varicose veins without surgery and without pain.
Mechanical-chemical endovenous ablation (Flebogrif®) is a novel treatment system for saphenous trunks which advantage is that does not require heat emission. With the help of an ultrasound scanner, an access system is inserted to put the catheter into the vein to be treated.
This technique, ambulatory and painless, completely eliminates the risk of damaging the nerves and pain caused by heat beacuse it lacks of thermal action, such as when using the technique with Laser or Radio Frequency, allowing a quick recovery with an excellent cosmetic result that lasts.
Flebogrif® is a minimally invasive method to treat varicose veins in less than 30 minutes, without surgery and without pain, with which in most cases you can restart your daily activities without problem after treatment.
In Clínica Vascular Marbella – IVEI we have extensive experience with the MOCA Flebogrif® system with a very high level of satisfaction of our patients who have been treated using this technique.
Thermal endovenous ablation is nowadays the treatment of choice for the insufficiency of incompetent saphenous axes, these are the Saphenous Vein Internal and the Saphenous Vein External, superficial long veins that run the leg on the inside and behind, and which are usually the main point of failure from which the larger and more superficial varicose veins originate. Its initial therapeutic approach is fundamental, since its correct treatment will attack “the cause” of varicose veins and therefore will facilitate and optimize their subsequent treatment.
The sealing of these veins by means of heat emission is the treatment that has more scientific evidence and better results up to 5 years. It is performed percutaneously and with ultrasound vision. Through a single puncture we can treat the entire dysfunctional vein.
In Clínica Vascular Marbella we have the latest technology in Endolaser to perform thermal ablation, with the Elves Radial® system, a laser emission device at a wavelength that specifically warms the water of the blood and emits the laser light circumferential, allowing us to obtain maximum efficiency with the minimum emission power. This aspect minimizes the possible complications of the treatment such as perforations of the treated vessel, burns of the surrounding tissue or postoperative pain, making them practically nonexistent.
The sealing of saphenous trunks with biological glues is currently the treatment with the most promising results, even compared with the good results obtained by means of heat ablations. It treats of a revolutionary treatment that supposes a minimum invasion on the patient, since it does not require of surgical intervention and only requires of local anesthesia. It consists in the definitive sealing of the saphenous vein from which varicose veins originate. And in our clinics it is already applied to patients who require it.