To be able to ideally treat the respective case, it is recommended to combine several procedures on an individual basis.
Laser treatment is a modern procedure for the treatment of spider veins. A neodymium YAG laser is used (wavelength: 1064nm).
Benefits of laser treatment
Like every other treatment method for spider veins, laser treatment can be used at any time of year. Furthermore, the benefit of the laser removal of the spider vein is that it is not necessary to wear a bandage or compression stockings. The patient can perform any activities – including sport – directly after the spider veins have been treated.
Atrophy (sclerotherapy) is an effective method for the outpatient treatment of visible spider veins. In sclerotherapy a medicine is injected into the spider vein. This medicine causes the vein walls to stick together. The treated spider veins then dissolve after a while and are reabsorbed by the surrounding tissue.
A session lasts just 10-15 minutes. After treatment an adhesive dressing is required for 24 hours.
Although the atrophy treatment achieves very good results in the treatment of spider veins, depending on the individual cases several atrophy sessions may be necessary to effectively treat all spider veins.
This method is a new procedure for treating vein weaknesses. A small cannula is used to administer a special microfoam into the vein, during an ultrasound check. This causes the precise atrophy of the desired part of the vein. In the event of larger varicose veins, the foam atrophy occurs via a catheter applied to the vein.
The treatment of varicose veins is done using local anaesthetic and the patient can go back home after treatment. Compression stockings have to be worn after the treatment.