Varicose veins are usually a multi-generational problem. One in two women and one in four men will have some kind of disrupted leg blood flow. The symptoms can be swollen legs, tiredness, pain and aesthetical discomfort. Without taking any action, the disease progresses, the legs get swollen more often, spider veins appear on the surface, and eventually vein knots form. Dangerous complications can involve blood clots and thrombophlebitis, a swelling (inflammation) of the leg veins caused by blood clots.
Modern technology, such as laser treatment, allows vein treatment without the standard open surgery, full anesthesia and time in hospital. Laser treatment has some real advantages over standard surgical vein removal, such as significant aesthetical and clinical effect, no full anesthesia, and easy post-surgery period. The patient can (and should) walk immediately following the laser surgery. After the procedure, the patient will have to wear a special elastic sock for a while.