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Modern phlebology (the science of veins) offers two methods of varices treatment. It can be surgical treatment involving the resection of pathologically dilated veins by way operation, and non-surgical treatment. The latter method is called sclerotherapy, and it is an injection technique. Both methods differ in terms of complexity and, consequently, price, but they both have positive feedback.

What is the most effective treatment for varicose veins?

The science of phlebology studies veins and related diseases. The most wide-spread disease is varices. In the first place, it is associated with the lifestyle of people nowadays. Although this disease is chiefly hereditary, just like with other diseases, varices have predisposition factors. First of all, it is the sedentary and especially standing lifestyle.

It is widely known that varices are most characteristic of veins on the legs. Veins have a special structure here. Whereas the blood flows back with almost no obstacles, it has to overcome the gravitation force when it comes to the legs. For this very reason, veins on the legs have several special valves preventing the backflow of blood under the influence of the gravitation force.

Vessel walls can get weaker for a number of reasons. This weakness makes the wall lose its flexibility, elasticity and shape. The valves get weaker, too, and do not close completely. As a result, the wall becomes visible through the skin in the form of irregular, elongated, blue pigmentation spots. It should be noted that at early stages varices manifest themselves in the form of the so-called vascular stars (another type of pigmentation).

Disease complications pose the greatest difficulties in phlebology. Due to weak walls and valves, thrombophlebitis may develop with time, i.e. the inflammation of the vein caused by its occlusion with a thrombus. In its turn, thrombophlebitis is often associated with the development of skin ulcers on the legs. These skin ulcers are called trophic because the ulcers appear due to insufficient supply.

Apart from skin ulcers, there are other changes such as varicose eczema. Eczema is a specific rash where venous blood is congested. This pigmentation is particularly unpleasant, and it can be easily confused with other skin diseases. In any case, any pigmentation, eczema and particularly thrombophlebitis require immediate treatment.

Indications to manipulation

Certainly, the main indication to treatment is the presence of varices. Firstly, however, different treatment is required at different stages; and, secondly, it is not possible for the patients to diagnose the disease themselves. It is our specialist phlebologist who can definitely tell you at a consultation in Kiev whether you have indications to surgical or non-surgical treatment. It should also be remembered that treatment should be initiated as soon as possible. It will also determine the price.

Contraindications

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, acute and chronic inflammatory diseases are contraindications to the treatment of varices by surgical methods. If there are skin ulcers, they need to be treated first. When it comes to sclerotherapy, it also has certain contraindications despite its simplicity and affordability. In addition to those mentioned above, they include individual intolerance (allergy) to the drugs used.

Manipulation process

Surgical treatment is performed under general anesthesia. It involves the vascular surgeon removing subcutaneous veins on the legs. Since only a small amount of blood flows along them, it does not affect general blood circulation. It should be remembered that veins need to be removed as soon as possible. The price is substantially higher than for injection techniques, although most patients leave positive feedback.

In sclerotherapy, a special agent is introduced into varicose veins using specialized equipment (often under the control of an ultrasound unit). This agent glues them from inside. Thus, the esthetic defect is eliminated and the risk of complications (ulcer, thrombophlebitis, eczema) is minimized. Sclerotherapy is the most effective at early stages. Note that the price covers the treatment of one zone. The fewer zones there are the lower the total price. This technique also has positive feedback.

Rehabilitation period

The recovery period after sclerotherapy is minimal (you can find out in detail about the care in our clinic in Kiev after the manipulation), whereas after surgical resection the patient has to wear sterile bandage for at least 5 days. Compression stockings need to be worn after the manipulation. Any physical load is strictly prohibited.

Manipulation duration

It is about 3 hours for one leg for surgical treatment. For sclerotherapy, the duration and price depend on the number of problem zones.

Result of varicose vein treatment

You will get rid of pigmentation, eczema, pain, improve general condition and self-appraisal, and minimize the risk of thrombophlebitis and skin ulcers.

How much does vein treatment cost in Diamond Laser?

All prices for the services available at our clinic in Kiev are provided in the price list. These prices are currently optimal. The final price can be found out during the consultation in Kiev. Remember that the sooner you make an appointment the less the treatment will cost.

Manipulation namePh.D. (Medicine)Plastic surgeon
Laser treatment of the varicose disease (1 leg)910 EUR 700 EUR
Sclerotherapy (1 zone), at least 2 zones120  EUR 80  EUR

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