General information about varicose veins
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are unsightly and sometimes painful dilations of the veins. They are meandering blood vessels which are visible through the skin. The tiny blood vessels can relate as blue purple veins are visible on the skin. Also, the large swollen blood vessels are those as lumps on the skin are tangible and visible.
Varicose veins are mainly in the legs. One in four people will make in his life with varicose veins. However, when women get varicose veins more often than men.Types of varicose veins:
Varicose veins differ in size, color, shape, volume and symptoms.
We distinguish three different types of varicose veins. The types of varicose veins are:
Small varicose veins
These varicose veins come by far the most common. They are thin, relatively short and usually occur in clusters (branched structures). Small varicose veins are also called ‘takkebosvenen’ or Besenreiser. These veins seldom or never signs or symptoms.
Sized varicose veins
These veins are up to several millimeters thick. They can walk up to many tens of centimeters over the length of the leg. Sized varicose veins hardly bring with it problems.
Large varicose veins
These veins are usually thick cable-like swellings. The vein that most of the major causes is the varicose saphenous vein (VSM), on the inside of the leg. Even large varicose veins do not always cause symptoms. Elsewhere on the legs can prevent large varicose veins.
Causes of Varicose Veins:
Varicose veins can be caused by many factors. On genetic predisposition you can not influence, but on other factors! Therefore, prevention is better than cure.
The predisposition to weak valves or weak support tissue is often congenital.
Many women get varicose veins when they are pregnant, but also other hormone fluctuations can affect the appearance of varicose Veins.
Especially when you have to be prolonged sitting or standing is the chance of development of varicose veins greater.
Many excess pounds give extra pressure on the valves, allowing the development of varicose veins.
When the muscles get too little action, the veins get enough momentum to allow blood to flow upward.
Varicose veins injection (sclerocompressiontherapy)
Varicose veins can be easily removed by sclerocompressiontherapy. This treatment, known popularly as the “inject” varicose veins, is suitable for small and medium varicose veins or as post-treatment if an intervention has taken place.
Small varices are common in tangled clumps for. Most varicose veins are of this type and usually produce no symptoms. However, the varicose veins can be experienced as cosmetically disturbing.
The medium varicose veins are up to a few millimeters thick and can be several inches in length. These veins usually give only cosmetic complaints.
The sclerocompressiontherapy treatment
The procedure is simple and low impact. With a small, thin needle, a fluid (the drug Aethoxysklerol®) was injected into the varicose vein, causing the vascular wall from sticking. Often there are multiple injections needed to treat the varicose vein. The fluid keeps the inner wall of the artery will be damaged. There will be a kind of inflammatory reaction causing the varicose vein gradually turns into a skein, and finally, in whole or in part to disappear. Then, the vein is pressed closed with cotton balls, and the associated wick. The stocking must be worn 5-7 days day and night. The compression causes the veins close grow and become invisible.
The duration of the treatment sclerocompressiontherapy
The treatment takes about 15-20 minutes. Then you can go home and you may resume your activities. After treatment, you may also drive yourself.
Varicose veins infection under ultrasound guidance with foam (Echosclerocompressiontherapy)
For inject larger varicose veins can be made use of ultrasound-guided sclerocompressiontherapy with foam. During this treatment a solution of foaming liquid and air injected into the varix. The foam pushes the blood in front of him and takes care of an agglutination of the blood vessel walls. The varicose vein gradually turns into a skein, and finally fully or partially disappear.
No surgery needed
This treatment is a successful alternative for patients who prefer no surgery or internal laser therapy or for whom these interventions appear to be technically unfeasible.
The Echosclerocompressiontherapy treatment
During the treatment with the aid of the duplex (ultrasound) controlled where the foam is located and whether the desired result has been achieved. After injection the vein is closed by compression with a sponge or cotton, and two connection stockings. The stocking must be worn day and night 7-10 days, depending on the thickness of the varicose vein. At night should be pulled a stocking. The compression causes the veins close grow and become invisible.
The duration of the treatment Echosclerocompressiontherapy
The ultrasound guided wegspuiten of varicose veins with foam lasts about 20 minutes. Then you can go home and you may resume your activities. After treatment, you may also drive yourself. In a follow-up appointment is controlled by the duplex or varicose veins are well sealed.
Our phlebologist Raymond de Zeeuw
The above-mentioned treatments can be done at Beaudermo. The surgery will be done by Raymond de Zeeuw a phlebologist with years of experience. Read more about Raymond de Zeeuw.
Dr. De Zeeuw is the following days at Beaudermo present:
Monday 22 janaury 2018 from 11.00 to 13.00
Monday 19 february 2018 from 11.00 to 13.00
Monday 19 march 2018 from 11.00 to 13.00
Monday 30 april 2018 from 11.00 to 13.00
Monday 28 may 2018 from 11.00 to 13.00
Monday 9 july 2018 from 11.00 to 13.00
Rates varicose vein treatments (class C0, C1 and C2)
|First consultation, duplex examination without treatment||€||135,00|
|First treatment per leg||€||120,00|
|First treatment two legs||€||170,00|
|Any follow-up treatment per leg||€||95,00|
|Any follow-up treatment two legs||€||145,00|
|First consultation, duplex examination and first treatment 1 leg||€||240,00|
|First consultation, duplex examination and first treatment two legs||€||290,00|
Note: Intake varicose € 35.00 (will be deducted from research and / or treatment)!