Varicose and spider veins are dilations of the vascular system caused by a failure in its valve system.
These valves favor the venous return against gravity as a system of floodgates, and when these fail the blood stagnates and presses the walls of the vessel, causing dilation, and therefore originating varicose veins.
It mainly affects the superficial veins of the legs, and usually causes discomfort such as heaviness, cramps, swelling, itching and tingling.
Varicose veins can develop into pearls or varicose ulcers, phlebitis and edema, affecting the patient’s quality of life.
The most effective treatments used by our medical professional are:
- Sclerosis: consists of the insertion of a fixed needle with an active principle that produces a controlled reaction in the walls of the varicose vein, making it disappear.
- Laser: used in combination with sclerosis to achieve better results.