With varicose or pneumonic veins often being an unavoidable, hereditary issue for many people there is obviously a high demand for methods of treatment. Whether getting rid of them for cosmetic reasons or to reduce the discomfort they may be causing, there are several high techmethods for treating pneumonic blood vessels.
As medical technology has improved over time, so have the methods in detecting and accurately treating the source of pneumonic blood vessels in patients. Some modern procedures take the form of what can be called laser vein surgery and are considered to be much less invasive than more primitive solutions.
The following will discuss some of the best modern treatments for varicose veins.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy or UGS is considered one the safest and most effective forms of pneumonic blood vessel treatments.
Essentially, UGS involves the injection of a sclerosant chemical into the pneumonic blood vessels which is accurately done through ultrasound imaging. This chemical forces the blood vessel wall to collapse; dissipating to a point that the body re-absorbs their tissue.
UGS is a popular procedure at vein clinics because of its effectiveness at defeating medium-sized pneumonic blood vessels that are usually undetectable by the naked eye. It’s also popular because of how non-invasive it is, meaning that patients don’t need to be given anaesthesia.
UGS means patients don’t need to be hospitalised and lose time from their obligations. Destroying the affected blood vessels allows the body to repair without any continuing reflux of blood.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
Endovenous Laser Ablation or EVLA is a form of laser vein surgery that is best utilised to treat very large pneumonic blood vessels that cause great pain or discomfort to patients. Similar to UGS, EVLA uses an ultrasound machine in order to ensure the accuracy of the procedure.
After a local, not general, anaesthetic is applied the surgery can begin. EVLA uses a specialised laser that is guided via a small tube or catheter into the affected blood vessel. The specialist will also be viewing this process on the ultrasound machine.
The laser is then used to cover the inside of the pneumonic blood vessel. This heat from the laser forces the blood vessel to contract. After this the tube is slowly removed. Similar to UGS, the blood vessel will be re-absorbed by the body.
While minimally more invasive than UGS and requiring a numbing agent, ELVA has a high success rate and reduces the need for further vein treatments in the future.
The procedure of Radiofrequency Ablation or RFA is quite comparable to EVLA because of the way it uses heat to contract pneumonic blood vessels from within the body. It is also a popular method because does not result in any scarring and is considered more comfortable for patients than EVLA.
This is because the pneumonic blood vessels are treated with a gentle heat that uses electromagnetism rather than direct laser frequencies.
Modern technology, especially the advent of the ultrasound machine has allowed the treatment of pneumonic blood vessels to be as accurate and pain-free as possible. The increase in insight specialists have into a patient’s issues means procedures like laser vein surgery are able to be highly effective with little to no downtime afterwards.