Venous insufficiency and varicose veins
Venous insufficiency is a widespread condition. Varicose veins affect one in three people at some point in their lives. They occur as a result of blood not flowing properly through the legs.
Up until ten years ago, vein stripping was the gold-standard surgical therapy for the treatment of this condition. This is performed under a general anesthetic and basically consists of removing the vein through a small cut just below the knee with a hook-like instrument. This procedure, although very common, presents some disadvantages such as bruising, which can be painful and can last up to six weeks, as well as risks associated with general anesthetic and infection in an open wound.
Cutting edge treatment options
Nowadays, patients can opt for a minimally invasive laser procedure, which guarantees cutting edge treatments with a low recurrence rate and with considerably lower risk of complications. The EVLT can be performed with the QuadroStarPRO940 from Asclepion.
The treatment normally takes less than one hour and is performed under tumescent anesthesia. During the procedure, the fiber is inserted into the vein to be treated via a small incision. When the laser is activated, the fiber is slowly drawn back under ultrasound control and the laser energy closes the vein.
In comparison to the stripping technique, laser treatment means less trauma and fewer side effects. It offers fast recovery times and excellent clinical and aesthetic results.
Soon online FAQ about Endovenous Laser Therapy
Asclepion Laser Technologies is working closely with physicians, clinics and universities to improve technologies to assess their effectiveness and safety as well as to improve its application. In clinical studies, scientific questions are answered in a controlled environment. This ensures the best possible results for both the users and patients.
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Thermal damage of the inner vein wall during endovenous laser treatment: key role of energy absorption by intravascular blood.
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Endovenous treatment of the greater saphenous vein with a 940-nm diode laser: thrombotic occlusion after endoluminal thermal damage by laser-generated steam bubbles.
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With its extensive range of services, Asclepion sees itself as a competent partner for dermatologically and aesthetically oriented practices, institutes and clinics. Decide now for the treatment with the most advanced laser technology and discover a new world of professionalism and quality.