Microsclerotherapy – sclerotherapy

How it’s done

Microsclerotherapy is an excellent technique used for the removal of varicose veins and surface and spider veins. It involves injections of a sclerosing drug which irritates the lining of the veins causing the walls to stick together. Thanks to very thin needles, the injections are almost painless. Blood stops flowing through the veins, which are then absorbed by the body over a period of a few weeks. It is a safe and effective treatment that is increasingly popular and used to treat thousands of patients worldwide.
Women who are intent on maintaining beautiful legs undergo the procedure periodically, thus avoiding the formation of large areas of unaesthetic varicose veins.

The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and lasts 20-30 minutes. After that, the patient returns to daily activities. Sometimes, your doctor will instruct you to wear a flexible band. Achieving good results often requires several procedures, as well as the use of anticoagulants, an active lifestyle, careful use of sunbathing, attention to normal weight and avoidance of long standing or sitting positions.

An important element preceding sclerotherapy is the Doppler ultrasonography performed to evaluate the valvular function of the veins.

Doppler ultrasound test

How it’s done

Doppler ultrasound is a non-invasive, painless test of the vascular system, both arterial and venous. It facilitates imaging disorders of the vascular anatomy of blood vessels and blood flow, such as:

– carotid and vertebral arteries – diagnosis of diseases of the central nervous system such as cerebral ischemia (stroke, short-term consciousness, dizziness, blurred vision);
– arteries of the lower limb – diagnosis of ischemia of the lower limbs (i.e. critical limb ischemia, lower limb pain during walking);
– veins of the lower limbs – diagnosis of chronic venous insufficiency (lower limb varicose veins, oedema of the lower limbs, skin lesions of the lower limbs such as telangiectasia and varicose veins reticulate, the so-called ‘skin spiders’) and deep vein thrombosis, i.e. superficial vein thrombosis and deep vein thromboembolism;
– abdominal aorta and iliac arteries – diagnosis of ischemia of the lower limbs and the prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysms (the disease is asymptomatic in most cases – the Doppler ultrasound examination is, therefore, the best screening test in the diagnosis of this potentially fatal disease).

Varicose veins, CTEV endovenous laser therapy

How it’s done

CoulTouch is currently the least invasive but also the most effective method of removing varicose veins. It uses the laser beam whose bundle is precisely matched so that it does not cause pain or swelling. The action consists in closing the damaged, diseased veins, so that the body spontaneously transfuses blood with other healthy veins. As a result, patients are not condemned to a scalpel and long-term recovery.

The procedure is performed under anaesthesia and it does not exceed 90 minutes. See the BEFORE/AFTER photo gallery.
After the procedure the patient is not immobilized – movement is allowed within personal limits and the patient can return home on the same day. Special bandages and pressure dressings are applied on the legs. Full recovery of physical fitness depends on the patient’s predisposition, but usually occurs after a dozen or so days.

However, it must be borne in mind that not every patient can be treated by this method – this is decided by the specialist during an individual consultation.