Varicose Veins is an abnormality of the veins in which they become large, raised, dilated, twisted and turned. Mostly developing in the legs, thighs and face, they can be seen through the skin. Spider veins are similar to varicose veins but are very tiny in size and are nearer to the dermis of the skin as compared to varicose veins. They have a very haunting appearance being red, blue or green in size and appear similar to a tree branch.
What causes varicose veins and spider veins?
Causes of varicose and spider veins are hereditary, obesity and jobs that involve long hours standing or continuous sitting such as nursing and teaching. Other factors that may cause varicose veins include hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy, puberty or menopause. Use of Oral Contraceptives (birth control pills), a history of blood clotting, conditions that cause pressure in the abdomen such as abdominal tumors or wearing tight outfits such as corsets.
Spider Veins and Varicose Veins Treatment:
If varicose and spider veins are not treated timely they may continue to grow and over the time may develop complications such as ulcers or become unbearably painful. Therefore it is recommended to seek Varicose Veins Treatment as soon as you spot a swollen vein. A treatment is necessary for functional, physical and psychological purposes. Fortunately, today a number of Spider and Varicose Veins Treatments in Dubai are available to choose from. These include:
A small tube is inserted into the vein. The tube delivers radio frequency energy to the vein wall, causing it to heat up, collapse and seal shut. Radio frequency treatment is also generally performed on outpatient basis in the doctor’s facility under local anesthesia. The results produced are successful and long lasting.
Numerous surgical techniques are also available to treat Varicose Veins in Dubai. One technique involves tying of a vein and removing a long segment of it. Another procedure known as the ambulatory phlebotomy allows for the removal of a large surface veins with small incisions and does not require sutures. All the surgical procedures are mostly performed under general anesthesia and require downtime of a few days. Besides, surgical procedures also have certain serious risks and complications associated with them. This is why people usually prefer non-surgical Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins.
Intense Pulsed Light laser
The intense pulsed light treatments use heat energy to selectively damage or destroy abnormal veins. A great benefit of these treatments is that no injections, needles or tubes are required. However, the patient may experience minor discomfort. Side effects such as discoloration, staining and blistering can occur. Your doctor would be able to tell you which one of these treatments is the best for your situation.
Intravenous Laser Treatment
The intravenous laser treatment procedure is one in which a small laser fiber is inserted into the vein. Pulses of laser light are delivered inside the vein causing the vein to collapse. This treatment is done on outpatient basis with local anesthesia. This varicose veins treatment in Dubai produces highly visible, effective and safe results.
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