Superficial veins (spider veins) – Patient was a 37-year-old female who complained of superficial veins visible in both legs, aggravated following her third pregnancy. Symptoms included pain and discomfort that typically intensified at night, during warm weather and during menstrual periods.
Treatment: Assessment with duplex scan confirmed absence of underlying varicose veins. Microsclerotherapy only was deemed sufficient to alleviate problem veins – three microsclerotherapy treatments allowed for 80-percent improvement and the patient was delighted with the results. There is a 20-percent chance that an additional microsclerotherapy treatment will be necessary in 4-5 years.
Large varicose veins – Patient was a 49-year-old female who demonstrated recurrence of a varicose vein that had been treated via surgery 4 years previously. Family history also revealed a prevalence of varicose veins. Additionally, patient had numerous visible blue veins and spider veins adjacent.
Treatment: Assessment with duplex scan confirmed underlying varicose veins in the inner mid-thigh region. Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy (UGS) and microsclerotherapy were prescribed: patient received two UGS treatments in consecutive weeks, followed 6 weeks later by microsclerotherapy treatment. Response was excellent and patient was extremely happy with the results. Owing to family medical history, there is a significant probability that additional treatments will be required in 3-4 years.
Large varicose veins – 52-year-old male patient complained of a varicose vein in the right leg that developed following a motorcycle accident.
Treatment: Exam determined endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) and ultrasound guided sclerotherapy (UGS) provided greatest opportunity for positive outcome. EVLT and UGS were performed over the course of a month; a 1-year follow-up revealed the vein had been completely obliterated. Recurrence is highly unlikely.
Varicose veins – Patient was a 40-year-old male who complained that years on his feet as a school teacher had resulted in development of a varicose vein on his right leg. Symptoms included pain and “heaviness” that intensified at night and during warm weather.
Treatment: Triplex regimen of endovenous laser treatment, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and normal sclerotherapy was prescribed. All three procedures were performed and response was excellent. A 2-year follow-up using ultrasound diagnosis showed complete obliteration of the vein. Recurrence is highly unlikely.
Venous ulcers – Patient was a 72-year-old female referred by her primary care physician for treatment of a large non-healing ulcer on her lower left leg that required daily dressing. Symptoms included pain, bleeding and chronic infection.
Treatment: Ultrasound examination confirmed an underlying varicose vein and patient was treated with endovenous laser treatment, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and normal sclerotherapy. 4-6 weeks following treatment the ulcer had substantially healed and patient no longer required daily dressings. 2-year follow-up demonstrated no recurrence.
Facial veins – Patient exam before photos show visible facial veins. Symptoms included discomfort and irritation.
Treatment: State-of-the-art laser treatment using Gemini KTP and ND YAG lasers. After photos show excellent treatment results. Gemini laser treatment is also very effective in cases of acne, acne rosacea (facial redness), pigmentation removal (freckles, blemishes, age spots), skin tightening for facial wrinkles and laser hair reduction for all skin types.