Laser Vein Treatment for Varicose VeinsPosted on June 5, 2015
Laser Vein Treatment for Varicose Veins
Laser technology has revolutionized the medical aesthetics field by making a wide range of surgeries less invasive, more efficient and more precise. Varicose vein treatment may be performed through traditional methods such as injectable sclerotherapy, invasive surgery, or through advanced laser therapy. A state of the art cosmetic surgery or med spa facility providing vein treatments will usually include laser therapies.
A highly focused laser beam is passed through the diseased varicose and spider veins. The heat energy generated through laser in a concentrated area causes the vein to form scar tissue, which closes the targeted vein. As the closed vein loses its blood supply source, it gradually collapses and dies. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Fiala, is a leading providing of laser vein treatment for patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities.
Superficial Laser Treatment
If the patient suffers from tiny varicose veins and spider veins, usually in the facial area, the surgeon may recommend a superficial laser vein treatment. This simple treatment will be performed on the outside of the skin to remove spider veins and improve skin aesthetics. More than one laser treatment session may be required for this procedure.
In some cases, prior to carrying out the simple laser vein treatment, the cosmetic surgery and laser vein expert may first treat the larger feeder vein that may be causing poor blood circulation in the tiny veins. This will be done through endovenous laser surgery, sclerotherapy, RF treatment, or other procedures.
Endovenous Laser Therapy
Endovenous laser therapy is a moderately invasive procedure aimed at removing larger varicose veins in the legs. The procedure involves the passage of a laser fiber through as thin tube or catheter into the vein. The laser expert monitors the vein on an ultrasound screen during this process. Endovenous laser therapy is less painful as compared to stripping and vein ligation, and involves shorter recovery.
In most cases the plastic surgeon or the laser vein expert will perform this procedure with the patient under local anesthesia or mild sedation. Dr. Thomas Fiala is an eminent plastic surgeon receiving patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding locations for laser vein treatments.
Following the superficial laser therapy for spider veins, no specific downtime is involved. The patient will be able to resume the normal daily routine immediately in most cases. Even with endovenous laser therapy, the recovery process is significantly easier as compared to traditional surgery.
In about two days following the endovenous procedure, the patient should be able to return to work or resume regular activities. Walking can be started almost immediately after the treatment. The laser expert will provide compression stockings, which may have to be worn for a few weeks to provide added support and promote healing.
In the last 20 years, simple laser treatment for spider veins has evolved as one of the safer and more effective treatment options. In case of endovenous laser therapy, the success rate is as high as 94 out of 100.
In other words, the desired results for certain varicose veins may not be achieved with endovenous laser treatment in about six out of 100 cases. In such cases, the surgeon may apply traditional surgery, sclerotherapy, or other invasive solutions to treat the targeted varicose veins.
For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Plastic Surgery Center & Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com ; day-spa-orlando.com ;coolsculptinginorlando.com