Cosmetic Treatments for Varicose Veins
How are Cosmetic Interventions Applied?
Cosmetic interventions are performed on an outpatient basis. The patient is not hospitalized in any way. They can resume their normal life immediately after the treatment.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a method of treating small and sometimes medium-sized varicose veins. It involves injecting a sclerosing agent (a vasoconstrictor) into the vein with a fine insulin injector, which stops the blood flow in the vein and closes the vein. It is recommended that the treatment be performed outside of the summer months to ensure greater treatment success and minimize some side effects.
How is Cosmetic Treatment Performed with Laser and RF?
1. Superficial (transdermal) laser: using a pen-shaped probe, laser energy is transmitted through the skin to the capillary varicose veins. This is an effective method that has been used for years. However, because the laser beam must penetrate the skin to reach the vein, side effects such as color changes of the skin may occur. It is also necessary to avoid the sun for several weeks after the procedure. Therefore, it is not recommended to perform the procedure in summer.
2. Superficial RF: Capillary varicose veins are accessed through the skin with a hair-thin needle and RF energy is supplied. It is a new and effective method that has been widely used in recent years.
Since the RF energy is given directly to the capillary varicose veins after passing through the skin, the skin is protected. Therefore, side effects of the laser are less frequent with this method. Moreover, since it is not necessary to avoid the sun after the treatment, it can be used even on the hottest days of summer, and the patient can go to the sea the next day.
Are the procedures painful?
The procedures are not very painful, yet local anesthetic creams are applied to the skin 15 minutes before the interventions in order to minimize the possible pain.
Can Cosmetic Interventions Be Done by Anyone?
No. Since the procedures have a low risk of complications, they should be performed by doctors who are experts in this field. In our clinic all procedures are performed by our experienced and specialist doctors.
Cosmetic Treatment Options for Varicose Veins
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