Laser for Leg Veins (Varicose)

The varicose vein is a medical condition caused by unusually enlarged blood veins on the legs. This condition is prominent in women than men and more rampant with age. They appear as blue, purple or in skin-color and they come into sight as dilated and bulging veins visible on the surface of the skin.

What causes Varicose Veins?

A varicose vein is caused by the structural anomaly of veins. Blood is transported from the legs to the heart through veins. They operate through one-way valves to shun backflow of blood. Due to some reasons, the valves malfunction and cause backflow of blood within veins. This causes increased pressure in the veins and weakens the walls of the blood vessel resulting in dilation of the affected blood vessels.

Varicose veins are more frequent in women than men. Various factors that increase the risk of developing varicose vein include:

  • age
  • long-drawn-out sitting/standing
  • overweight/obesity
  • pregnancy
  • hormone therapy (HT)
  • birth control pills
  • previous vein surgery
  • blood clots disorders
  • Family history

Symptoms of varicose veins

  • Unattractive cosmetic appearance showing off enlarged vein swelling in blue or purple color
  • swelling of veins
  • Aching and burning sensation
  • Heaviness
  • Cramping in the legs
  • Difficulty in movements

Treatments for varicose veins

Laser therapy for varicose vein is a medical procedure that utilizes a focused beam of light that heats and damages the affected blood veins from the targeted are and in time fades off. Simple laser treatment is performed for small varicose affected veins. For larger veins, Endovenous laser treatment is performed.

At Anew advanced aesthetic day care centre, we rely on FDA approved Lumenis IPL with Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT™) to treat tiny structural abnormalities in veins up to 1.5 mm deep and up to 1 mm in diameter. The Multi-Spot Nd: YAG with Multiple Sequential Pulsing successfully treats large varicose veins up to 4.5 mm deep and with a diameter of up to 4 mm.

Endovenous laser treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes the lumenis laser machine to emit a laser beam through a thin fiber inserted into the affected vein. The laser beams contract the affected vein. The contracted vein loses blood and disappears over time. After a week of treatment, the Aesthetic surgeon performs an ultrasound scan to ensure that the vein is closed.

Advantage of laser treatment for varicose veins

  • Laser treatment eliminates the need for surgery and anesthetic
  • Renovate the aesthetic appearance with no pain and stress
  • Guarantee no damage to adjacent tissues and structures
  • Safe and effective methods to eliminate the visibility of varicose veins
  • Minimal invasive and patients feels no pain
  • Zero downtime

At Anew advanced aesthetic day care centre, we offer the best and latest techniques of laser treatment for varicose veins from well qualified and experienced aesthetic specialists to evaluate and select the best treatment choice based on the individual patient’s condition. To know more about laser treatment for varicose veins treatment and treatment cost book an appointment now.

Authored By Dr. K Prem Anand - Facio Maxillary & Aesthetic Surgeon, Bangalore