𝐑𝐢𝐬𝐤𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐒𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐯𝐬 𝐋𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐫 𝐕𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐕𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭
It is often heard that the treatment for varicose veins is not necessary, because it will always grow back. In fact, it is a wrong perception. If left untreated, varicose veins can give rise to more serious medical problems, such as phlebitis, haemorrhage, bruising, eczema or skin ulcers.
Varicose veins are traditionally treated with Vein Stripping Surgery, which requires a cut in the groin area under General Anesthesia to tie off the vein. A few incisions are made to isolate the vein and the whole defected vein will be stripped or pulled out. Without the aids of ultrasound guidance, the defected veins may not be identified and treated accurately. As a result, the recurrence rate of varicose veins will be higher. If the diseased vein is not completely removed, definitely, the chance of recurrence will be much higher.
According to 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐕𝐚𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐒𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐨𝐧, 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐨’ 𝐃𝐫. 𝐇𝐨 𝐓𝐞𝐢𝐤 𝐊𝐨𝐤, unavoidably, there is a lot of movement around the groin area, hence the wound is prone to breakdown, increasing the risk of wound infection. Besides that, bleeding or bruising are likely to happen around the wound area, patient’s thigh tends to swell up and feel painful.
Whilst, Laser Varicose Veins Treatment is a Minimally Invasive Technique that uses ultrasound technology guidance to precisely identify the varicose veins. With Laser technique, a fine laser fibre is inserted into the vein, precise laser energy pulses are then delivered inside to seal the varicose veins. As the vein closed, blood will flow to the nearby healthy veins, rebuilding a healthy blood circulation. Since this is a minimally invasive technique without cutting, there will not be any ugly scar, almost painless, and the risk of damaging the tissue around the vein is very minimal.