- Private Clinic
- Dr.Thierry Beyens – Vascular surgeon
A lot of people, mainly women, are suffering from varicose veins. This is not just an aesthetic but also a functional problem. Spider veins are caused by poorly functioning valves within the veins, inhibiting the blood to flow back to the body. Patients expect an efficient and simple solution to this pathology.
Recently, great advances have been made in the treatment of varicose veins, which can cause the treatment to be almost ambulatory. The classic treatment where the veins are surgically removed is no longer the standard.
For large varicose veins, endoveneous laser and radio frequency treatment allows the occlusion of the main varicose vein through very small incisions on an outpatient basis. For sterility reasons, it is desirable to perform this procedure in a hospital. The exolaser, thermocoagulation and endorphous radio frequency allow for treatment of smaller secondary varicose veins when classical treatment (sclerotherapy) is not possible or not desirable.
It is now possible to treat all types of varicose veins endovenous even if the diameter is less than 3 mm.
The larger varicose veins and incompetent perforants that lie at the origin of the varicose veins can be treated endoveneus with the EVRF technique using mini catheters.
Small varicose veins can be completely removed with the thermocoagulation technique and the exolaser.
The principle of the exolaser and thermocoagulation consists of the transcutaneous warming of the blood in the vein which denaturates the cells in the vessel wall and disappearing the veins after a few weeks. The skin itself remains intact.
The treatment is almost painless, is not seasonal and can be applied to all skin types.