Ms. Liu is very happy recently. The varicose veins of her lower limbs that have troubled her for 6 years have finally been cured. What makes her most happy is that the operation has not left any scars on her.
Ms. Liu is a teacher, Due to long-term standing work, six years ago she inadvertently found the veins standing out of her left calf bulging, and more and more obvious, just like earthworms entrenched on her legs, very ugly. However, as the symptoms became more and more serious, it was not only the beauty problem that affected her, Ms. Liu began to feel that her legs were sore and swollen, and cramps would appear from time to time.
Ms. Liu began to try various methods, such as buying high-priced drugs advertised in TV and newspapers, soaking feet with traditional Chinese medicine, etc., which cost a lot of money, but none of them had obvious effect on what.
In fact, Ms. Liu also considered surgical treatment, but she heard that the operation required many small incisions to pull out blood vessels, which was very frightening. Ms. Liu shook her head repeatedly and gave up the idea of the operation.
How can not only remove the varicose veins on the leg, but also can not leave ugly scars and suffer less pain has become Ms Liu’s wish. Later, introduced by friends, Ms Liu came to a professional hospital and adopted the method of sclerosing agent injection treatment. After two injections, the [earthworm] on Ms Liu’s leg disappeared! The sclerosing agent injection therapy adopted by Ms. Liu is one of the minimally invasive treatment methods for varicose veins. Today, let’s learn about varicose veins and their minimally invasive treatment.
What are the causes of varicose veins?
There are many reasons for varicose veins of lower limbs, the most common of which is professional factors. For example, teachers, hair stylists, cooks, salespeople, restaurant waiters and other professional patients who need to stand for a long time are all high-risk groups.
The etiology of varicose veins is also closely related to heredity, oral contraceptives and pregnancy.
In addition, with the increase of age, the incidence of varicose veins will also increase.
Is varicose veins harmful to human body in what?
With the improvement of living standards, people’s requirements for beauty are getting higher and higher. Skin is the natural coat of human beings and an important symbol of human beauty. Healthy skin embodies a good mental outlook and confident attitude.
As a component of skin, blood vessels, in addition to transporting blood and supplying skin nutrition, greatly affect the beauty of skin. Varicose veins of lower limbs will not only bring harm to patients’ health, but also affect patients’ image beauty and quality of life.
Look at the following two photos, which are also young women. The difference between the feeling and the feeling is really big.
What discomfort will varicose veins cause?
Varicose veins not only affect the beauty of legs, but also cause many discomfort symptoms.
At the beginning of the onset of the disease, the surface blood vessels are varicose like earthworms, obviously protruding out of the skin, and the varicose veins are lumpy or nodular. Patients often suffer from acid swelling, discomfort and pain, which are heavy at night and light in the morning. In the later period, the protruding venous mass increased and the expansion and tortuosity were obvious, which led to skin eczema, itching, ankle swelling and night cramps.
The elderly with the course of disease often have dark skin color, sclerosis of skin and subcutaneous tissue, even ulcer formation, sometimes complicated with hemorrhage and thrombophlebitis.
What are the methods for minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins?
First of all, taking medicine cannot cure varicose veins. Internal medicine and external medicine can only relieve symptoms.
Wearing elastic socks can prevent varicose aggravation, relieve the symptoms of patients, and as an auxiliary therapy for other therapies. However, when varicose veins are serious to a certain extent, discomfort increases, or phlebitis, skin color deepens and other symptoms occur, doctors still suggest patients to carry out surgical treatment as soon as possible to avoid further aggravation of the disease and affect the quality of life.
The traditional surgical method for varicose veins that frightened Ms. Liu is to strip the main body of the great saphenous vein and make multiple incisions to strip the varicose veins of the lower leg. This surgical method has long incisions and large trauma, leaving many scars on the skin after operation, which greatly affects the beauty of the skin.
In recent years, minimally invasive therapy has become the development direction of varicose veins. The main treatment methods include intracavitary laser therapy, intracavitary radiofrequency ablation, sclerosing agent injection, etc.
1. Endovenous laser therapy
In the 1990s, it was first applied in the United States. Laser was used to conduct energy through optical fibers to make blood boil, causing collagen contracture of vein wall and endothelial injury, resulting in thickening of vein wall and thrombosis. This technology has been rapidly popularized and applied due to its small trauma and good postoperative cosmetic effect.
2. Radiofrequency ablation
Same as above, it is also a similar minimally invasive treatment.
3. Sclerosing agent injection therapy
It is another economical and safe method of minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins with little or no influence on beauty. Generally, the treatment can be completed in the outpatient department, making the trauma of patients smaller and smaller. Especially for patients with mild varicose veins, it highlights incomparable advantages.
In the past, There is no good treatment, Generally, they are only told to wear elastic socks to control the development of the disease. However, when summer comes, the heat is unbearable, and many women dare not wear skirts or shorts and are ashamed to show their beautiful legs. The reason is that varicose veins, which makes women who love beauty very annoyed. Now hardening injection therapy is a good minimally invasive treatment for such patients.
Let’s take a look at the photo of this woman after sclerosis injection treatment just now.
There is also the following patient, the effect is also very good!
What should we pay attention to what after minimally invasive treatment?
It is recommended to wear elastic socks for 3 ~ 6 months during daytime activities. When you stay in bed at night, you don’t need to wear it.
When sleeping or resting during the day, the lower limbs can be slightly raised, which can promote venous blood reflux and eliminate swelling.
In addition, follow up on time according to the doctor’s instructions.
Finally, remind the vast number of patients friends, find varicose veins or to see a doctor and treat as soon as possible, otherwise may lose the opportunity to choose minimally invasive surgery with the progress of the disease, and the recurrence rate after surgery will also increase. Healthy life, away from varicose veins, early treatment, beautiful points.