Laser Vein Removal

You have two options when it comes to laser vein removal, including simple laser, and endovenous vein removal. If you merely wish to remove spider veins or tiny varicose veins, your doctor will likely decide to perform the simple laser procedure. This surgery is performed on the outside of skin, and often just one session is sufficient to treat the swollen veins. This surgery is very safe, as there have been continuous innovations in the simple laser methods over the past 20 years. The laser works by exclusively targeting blood under the skin (haemoglobin). This feature allows the practitioner to target the problematic veins without causing damage to surrounding tissues. The heat caused by the intense wavelengths melts the vessel wall and causes it to collapse. Sometimes, one session is sufficient to resolve the troublesome veins; however, often more than one session is required.

Laser Vein Removal

What are Varicose & Spider Veins?

There are two major types of vein abnormalities that may be present on your body; both of them can be unsightly or even indicate circulatory problems. Fortunately, there are also two laser surgery options available for treatment at Clinic 360 in Toronto, depending on the extent of your problem. Rest assured, it is completely healthy to remove these swollen veins as their symptoms indicate that they are already non-functioning.

Among the most common vein abnormality is the varicose vein. Varicose veins form when the valves that return blood from the legs to the heart stop functioning properly. As a result, excess blood can collect in the leg veins, causing them to swell, become twisted, and assume a dark blue colour. There are an array of behaviours and lifestyle choices that may cause or exacerbate varicose veins. For instance, if you are overweight or have a job that involves a lot of standing, you may be putting extra pressure on your legs, resulting in vein blockages. Varicose veins are a very common affliction for women who are pregnant or have given birth. In addition to other minor symptoms, varicose veins can cause sensations of pain and increase tiredness, especially if you are sitting for long intervals of time. In more serious cases, varicose veins can cause swelling of your entire leg, scaling in the skin, and even colour changes on the surface of your skin.

Spider veins are a bit different from varicose veins. The main distinction is that they are smaller, and they reside closer to the surface of your skin. In most cases, they have the appearance of small blemishes. If they are numerous enough, spider veins can be difficult to conceal and therefore cause embarrassment. Symptoms of spider veins are very similar to those found with varicose veins, though they are generally more minor.

Vein Removal Recovery

Recovering from simple Laser Vein Removal

Fortunately, the recovery rate for simple laser vein removal is quite rapid, and symptoms are minor. For instance, clients tend to report bruises and minor soreness. Both symptoms can be treated with over-the-counter medications at inexpensive rates. The procedure should not greatly inhibit your physical activity over the following days. In fact, you are typically advised to do a good amount of walking after the surgery to maintain healthy circulatory conditions.

Given that simple laser treatment involves intense light and heat, there are several potential side effects, including skin burns, skin colouring changes, nerve damage, and blood clotting. Because of these risks involved, it is important to ask your doctor about his or her level of experience.

As simple laser vein removal is used for less severe cases of vein swelling, many health insurance plans do not cover the fees. However, the costs are quite affordable, relatively speaking, being around $300 ~ $400 in typical cases.

Recovering from simple Laser Vein Removal

An endovenous procedure is slightly more complex than a simple laser treatment. An endovenous procedure begins with your doctor applying a local anaesthesia to the area being treated. The anaesthesia helps reduce client’s discomfort during the invasive component of the procedure, which is not present in the simple laser procedure. Endovenous vein removal is called ‘invasive’ because a camera is inserted into your vein through a thin tube (catheter). The camera permits the doctor to see the vein through a duplex ultrasound screen. Additionally, the physician will insert a small fibre – this is the instrument that helps him or her perform the essential task. The fibre delivers pulses of light into the vein; after a sufficient amount of time, due to the intensity of heat released by the pulses, the vein collapses. While the endovenous procedure is a larger scale surgery than the simple laser, it is still performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you will be able to return home on the same day.

Endovenous vein removal has a very high success rate: it effectively closes veins 94% of the time. For the remaining veins, your physician may request that you have a second procedure. In some cases, your doctor will deem it necessary to perform endovenous vein removal to target what is called a “feeder” vein (veins that, due to their size and impact, cause other veins to stop function as well), and then subsequently treat smaller varicose veins and spider veins using simple laser treatments.

Since swollen veins can present threats to your overall health, it is covered by the majority of health insurance plans. Be prepared that the Vein Centre will work with your insurance carrier to assess the necessity of the procedure.

If you are troubled by the pain of spider of varicose veins (whether it be physical or emotional), you may consider either treatments discussed above. With their high success rates, (comparatively) low number of risks, and affordable fees, one of these treatments may be the solution you’re searching for!

Vein removal might be covered by your Health Plan

Since swollen veins can present threats to your overall health, it is covered by the majority of health insurance plans. The clinic will work with your insurance carrier to assess the necessity of the procedure.
If you are troubled by the pain of spider of varicose veins (whether it be physical or emotional), you may consider either treatments discussed above. With their high success rates, (comparatively) low number of risks, and affordable fees, one of these treatments may be the solution you’re searching for!