Varicose Veins, also known as CVI (Chronic Venous Insufficency) is a real disease that causes pooling of blood in your legs.
Because of blood pooling the tissues in your legs are not well supplied with oxygen and other nutrients.
Muscle contractions in your lower legs act as pumps, and elastic vein walls help blood return to your heart. Backflow is prevented by one way valves in the veins.
Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they are smaller. Spider veins are found closer to the skin's surface and are often red or blue. They occur on the legs, but can also be found on the face. Spider veins vary in size and often look like a spider's web. The presence of Spider veins can be an early stage of Varicose Vein Disease.
Causes of Varicose Veins can include:
Complications of varicose veins can include:
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How does it work?
A tiny needle injects a salt and sugar solution into the vein, causing it destroy the inner lining of the vein so that it can no longer carry blood. The solution then causes scar tissue to replace the damaged vessel and causes the blood flow to reroute to a healthier vein. You circulation will be improved and you will have a healthier blood flow.
Are there any side effects?
Hyperpigmentation or darkening of the skin can occur around the injected vessel. Bruising of the injected area may also occur and can take up to 2-3 weeks to disappear.
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Outcome comparison of RFA vs. Surgery and RFA vs. ELT for Varicouse veins.