Phlebology; Varicose veins and leg ulcers
We focus on diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins. In addition, we conform to leading international standards and guidelines regarding the phlebology.
Varicose veins are caused by poor fitting valves that no longer function properly or dilate. Varicose veins can be cosmetically disfiguring, but also give rise to pain, tired legs, cramps, eczema or eventually a leg ulcer. For this reason, it is better to treat varicose veins.
During the first consultation, the varicose veins of your legs are thoroughly checked. It is a painless procedure and externally. In healthy veins there are valves. By squeezing your leg is using the duplex ultrasound examination of the flow of your veins tested and checked whether the valves are working properly. The results of this study and the physical examination will be discussed with you. Subsequently, a treatment plan is drawn.
There will be, in principle, during this initial consultation no treatment performed, with the exception of minor surgery.
Treatments that we offer:
Treatment of small and medium-sized varicose veins.
Time: 15 minutes.
The varicose veins are injected with a liquid so the veins stick together. You feel just piercing the skin with a thin needle. Following the insertion sites are hedged using cotton balls. Finally you get after the treatment support stockings fitted.
You keep the support stocking the first week day and night. Then remove yourself the cotton balls. In the weeks after you wear the compression stocking only during the day if you have long standing or sitting still. Wearing the stocking is the least enjoyable experience, but it is essential. This reduces the chance of dark discoloration of the skin significantly.
Furthermore, it is wise not to exercise or cycling intense. It is extremely important that the treated leg is not exposed to the sun up to four weeks after the treatment .
Is there a risk of side effects?
There is a chance that the skin of the treated veins color dark, but this is usually temporary. You can minimize the chance of this through keeping the leg out of the sun and use sunscreen if necessary under the clothing. In addition, a rarely occurs irritation of a vein what feels like an painfull string. In that case, please contact us.