1. Come for a consultation and have an ultrasound examination!
Successful treatment starts with determining the cause of the illness – this is primarily based on a conversation with the patient about his or her complaints and an examination of the varicose veins. It is also important to share your expectations with the doctor – if you do not know exactly what you expect it is difficult to offer a good solution. Unfortunately, just looking at the leg is not enough to determine the course of treatment – an ultrasound examination is necessary. In the course of this examination, it will become clear which of the treatment methods listed below, or a combination thereof, would be sensible to utilise in achieving the desired result.
Currently this section includes saphenectomy and mini-phlebectomy. Saphenectomy or similar procedures (endovenous laser treatment, radiofrequency ablation, and varicose vein glue) should be used if the deficiency has visibly affected the largest veins, i.e. v. saphena magna or less frequently, the v. saphena parva, in the superficial vein system.
In the course of mini-phlebectomy, the varicose veins that are visible are removed. As a rule, this method does not leave large ugly scars – it is possible to correct so that after the bruise disappears, practically no other marks will be visible.
A method, in the course of which, medication is injected into the varicose vein, which, by damaging the wall of the vein, forces the vein node to contract. The varicose vein disappears as a result. Sclerotherapy is conducted using either liquid or foam. This method is primarily intended for the correction of capillary or smaller varicose veins and, sometimes, as an additional treatment after an operation.