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Can laser treatment completely cure varicose veins?

Can laser treatment completely cure varicose veins?

Not completely: Endovenous laser ablation is one of the tools used now-a-days to treat varicose veins. Many patients that is all what they need and do well for many years. Other patients with more advanced vein disease need other additional treatment modalities to complete the treatment. However venous disease is for the most part a progressive condition and most patients will need more treatments after sometime. ...Read more

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Laser Therapy (Definition)

Laser stands for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." this is the use of a specific wave length of light that can target the skin with potential beneficial effects to reduce signs of aging, ...Read more


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Is fraxel laser treatment also called "ablative laser resurfacing"?

Is fraxel laser treatment also called "ablative laser resurfacing"?

Non- ablative: Fraxel laser treatment delivers the potency of ablative treatments with the gentle safety of non-ablative lasers. So you get the best of both worlds: dramatic results and less downtime. ...Read more

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Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology help reduce my spider veins?

Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology help reduce my spider veins?

Yes: Ipl (intense pulsed light) is used to lighten dark areas anywhere on the body...There are better modalities such as laser and sclerotherapy to deral with sider veins...Ipl can work to improve the complications of poor injection techniquers that reult in matting of trerated areas. ...Read more

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Are lasers effective on removing spider veins?

Are lasers effective on removing spider veins?

Only the tiniest : The "gold standard" still is sclerotherapy, but lasers are becoming more effective and with less side effects, if performed by an expert in laser therapy, but can be more costly. Sclerotherapy requires skill and precision as well, but has a very low side effect or risk profile, and can work on small to medium spider veins. Larger varicosities will require surgery or endovenous approaches. ...Read more

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Treatment of varicose vein by physiotherapy?

Treatment of varicose vein by physiotherapy?

Not that I know of: There are many causes for this that include family history, multiple pregnancies, obesity and trauma. There are many safe and effective medical and surgical treatments for this condition. Best to meet with a surgeon that specializes in this area to discuss compression therapy, rfa, evla, MOCA and other like treatments ...Read more

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Do dermabrasion and laser treatments work?

Do dermabrasion and laser treatments work?

Yes 4 proper indicat: Yes they do work excellently when used for the stated indications. For example lasers have provided a revolutionary treatment for vascular malformations and tattoo removal. Dermabrasion works well for superficial epidermal lesions. ...Read more

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Do varicose veins disappear with laser treatment? I have spider veins and larger veins

Do varicose veins disappear with laser treatment? I have spider veins and larger veins

Varicose Vein Laser: Yes. There are multiple types of vein lasers & they tend to be very effective for curing vein diseases. An endovenous laser treatment, known as evlt, is used to treat varicose veins. Other types of surface lasers are used to remove spider veins. Often combined treatment are used, i.e. Laser and sclerotherapy vein injections. Make sure you see a vein specialist (vascular surgeon) to discuss. ...Read more

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Is evlt or sclerotherapy better for the treatment ofvaricose/spider veins?

Is evlt or sclerotherapy better for the treatment ofvaricose/spider veins?

Usually both: Spider veins are typically treated with sclerotherapy. If there are varicose veins, an ultrasound should be done to determine if poorly functioning underlying veins are present. If so, often evlt (endogenous laser) is used to treat them. In some cases ultrsound-guided sclerotherapy is done to the underlying veins. Surface varicose veins are treated with ambulatory phlebecomty and/or sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Fraxel laser treatment and inno peel procedure?

Fraxel laser treatment and inno peel procedure?

This: This is usually used to treat pigment disorders and wrinkles-photo ageing. ...Read more

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Which is least invasive of rf procedures for the patient, re: venefit targeted endovenous therapy vs. Vnus closure system for varicose veins?

Which is least invasive of rf procedures for the patient, re: venefit targeted endovenous therapy vs. Vnus closure system for varicose veins?

Veins: All are equally minimally invasive All have similar outcomes All are tolerated well It's more related to the procedure your treating physician does ...Read more

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Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins?

Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins?

IPL: Probably not, except on the face. Better option is sclerotherapy once issues of possible vein reflux have been evaluated. ...Read more

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Blue light therapy acne treatment appropriate?

Blue light therapy acne treatment appropriate?

Sometimes: This may help resolve some acne spots more quickly. But is expensive. Significant acne will still require skilled management with combinations of meds tailored to each specific person. ...Read more

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Varicose vein treatment, is evlt procedure okay?

EVLT Speak to: Your surgeon whom you consulted risk and benefits . Endo venous laser therapy ( e v l t ) is one of many accepted treatments for varicose veins. ...Read more

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How long does sclerotherapy or laser therapy effects last following spider vein treatment? When do the spider veins usually return?

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How long does sclerotherapy or laser therapy effects last following spider vein treatment? When do the spider veins usually return?

Nothing is permanent: If you don't have untreated underlying vein disease causing the spiders, they should go away for good. However, your tendency to get spider veins is inherited, so you will always run the risk of developing new spider veins with time (1-10 years). The ones that are treated will go away permanently but nothing can guarantee that you won't get other spider veins in the future. It's in your dna. ...Read more

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Is laser therapy effective for deep hyperpigmentation and scarring?

Is laser therapy effective for deep hyperpigmentation and scarring?

Yes: Some lasers help with hyperpigmentation and scarring such as fractional co2, co2, erbium:yag, fraxel, ktp and nd:yag lasers. Ipl devices also help with hyperpigmentation. Thermage and other skin tightening procedures can help with scarring. ...Read more

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Which is better to get rid of spider veins: sclerotherapy or laser treatment?

Which is better to get rid of spider veins: sclerotherapy or laser treatment?

Sclerotherapy Best: Spider veins on the leg are best treated by sclerotherapy. Most vein specialists will treat leg spider veins with sclerotherapy because it not only treats the tiny spider veins but the slightly larger and slightly deeper veins that feed the spider veins. Lasers cannot treat the feeder veins and so cannot completely treat the problem. ...Read more

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How does the evlt procedure treat varicose veins?

Very well: Varicose veins on the surface are often related to poorly functioning veins below the skin. These veins are detected by ultrasound. Evlt is an excellent treatment for many of these underlying veins. A small needle is placed into the underlying vein. A laser fiber is placed through the needle into the vein. After local anesthesia, laser energy is delivered to the vein in order to eliminate it. ...Read more

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Varicose veins: is the venefit targeted endovenous therapy procedure taking the place of vnus closure system or are they two different companies?

Same company: Vnus closure was the first company, using three prong catheter heating up to 85 degrees c. This company was bought out by covidien, and the updated catheter heats up 7 cm tip 120 degrees c. Covidien recently changed procedure name to venefit to suit themselves. The vnus closurefast procedure(old name) is the same as venefit. ...Read more

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What are the complications of endovenous laser treatment (evlt)?

What are the complications of endovenous laser treatment (evlt)?

Endovenous laser: Complication chances are minimal. There a 1% risk of blood clot. There is a small chance of skin numbness as a results of thermal injury to nerves. Small chance of skin pigmentation / discoloration at treatment sites, but this usually resolves. Small chance of vein damage or bleeding. Have a board-certified vein specialist perform your procedure (preferrably a vascular surgeon). ...Read more

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Cardiologist does not use radio frequency procedures at all on anyone; only endovenous laser ablation treatment for varicose veins. Approach limited?

Cardiologist does not use radio frequency procedures at all on anyone; only endovenous laser ablation treatment for varicose veins. Approach limited?

RF vs Laser: The use of RF or laser for endovenous closure procedures is a matter of choice of the treating physicians. Both do the job well and the long term results of both are very similar. I prefer laser over RF. Currently there are other options for closing veins including Varithena, Venaseal and Clarivein. I still prefer laser over all of them. ...Read more

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Laser (Definition)

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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more