Spider vein treatment.

What can I do to get rid of Varicose Veins

Meðferð við æðahnútumAn injection is made into the spider vein area using a certain compound that causes the vein lining to collapse and become non-functional. This compound is called Aethoxysclerol and is available in two solutions of different strength, 0.5% or 1% depending on the size of the spider vein which of these solutions is used. Sometimes a foam-like substance is made out of the solution by mixing it with air. The vein continues to exist after the treatment but there is no blood running through the vein any longer. Frequently the skin around the area and the treated vein looks like it is embossed following this and it may take weeks or even months to see the final result. Patience is important in this connection. The treatment causes very little pain and takes about 20 minutes. Sometimes it is not enough to have a single treatment and the treatment will then have to be repeated after a number of months. Spider veins are sometimes treated at the commencement of the operation or when the individual returns after 6 months.

Varicose veins

Varicose veins may be without symptoms. Most people however have some symptoms that may be unclear. Fatigue, irritability, pain, swelling and cramp are common symptoms. If varicose veins have been untreated for a long time there may occur permanent damage in the skin and there may also be wound formations. These wounds are frequently chronic and difficult to treat and have a tendency to re-appear.

About RVC

Since 2006 Dr. Med. Gudmundur Danielsson has worked at Scandinavian Venous Centre which is a leading centre in the treatment of venous diseases in Sweden and Norway. Currently working at Aleris Clinic in Stavanger, Norway. Extensive knowledge and experience in the performance of ultrasound imaging is important because the operation is based on this technique.

The Operation

RVC applies a state of the art laser device (ELVeS Radial 2ring™) which is internationally recognised as being one of the best and there has been a lot of experience gained in its use. The operation is performed during local anaesthesia and there is no need for general anaesthesia. The operation is performed under ultrasound scanning (Mindray DP-50)


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