Venous insufficiency and varicose veins

Venous insufficiency is a widespread condition. Varicose veins affect one in three people at some point in their lives. They occur as a result of blood not flowing properly through the legs.
Up until ten years ago, vein stripping was the gold-standard surgical therapy for the treatment of this condition. This is performed under a general anesthetic and basically consists of removing the vein through a small cut just below the knee with a hook-like instrument. This procedure, although very common, presents some disadvantages such as bruising, which can be painful and can last up to six weeks, as well as risks associated with general anesthetic and infection in an open wound.

Cutting edge treatment options

Nowadays, patients can opt for a minimally invasive laser procedure, which guarantees cutting edge treatments with a low recurrence rate and with considerably lower risk of complications. The EVLT can be performed with the QuadroStarPRO940 from Asclepion.
The treatment normally takes less than one hour and is performed under tumescent anesthesia. During the procedure, the fiber is inserted into the vein to be treated via a small incision. When the laser is activated, the fiber is slowly drawn back under ultrasound control and the laser energy closes the vein.
In comparison to the stripping technique, laser treatment means less trauma and fewer side effects. It offers fast recovery times and excellent clinical and aesthetic results.

Ablative lasers: the gold standard for dermatological treatments

The ablative lasers are the “gold standard” of lasers for dermatological treatments. They ablate the skin with a degree of precision that can be measured in microns. This makes it possible to safely and gently remove a wide variety of lesions from the skin at epidermis and dermis level. Due to their ease of absorption in water, both the Erbium:YAG (2,940 nm) and the CO2 (10,600 nm) wavelengths are highly suitable for this purpose.
The skin is disinfected before the treatment is carried out. Then, depending on the size and/or depth of the lesion to be dealt with, the dermatologist decides whether anesthesia is required and what type of anesthesia is appropriate (most of the treatments are very well tolerated without any anesthesia!).

Gentle and effective treatments

Treatments using lasers are gentle on the skin and eliminate bothersome skin lesions very effectively and in a matter of minutes. The Erbium laser works very precisely and can selectively remove skin areas to a predefined depth with little pain. At the same time it stimulates skin renewal. The results are impressive: tangibly smoother, softer skin.
After treatment, it normally only takes a few days for the wound to heal. It is recommended not to expose the treated area to sunlight or sunbeds for at least 10/15 days prior to/following treatment. The use of sunscreen is recommended in summertime and in general when treating areas exposed to sunlight (e.g. the face).
Studies show that the Erbium laser is also very effective in treating scars, for example acne scars, and for skin rejuvenation. The success results from the highly precise removal of tissue during treatment, softening and smoothing of tissue during wound healing and collagen neogenesis during the first year post-op.

Soon online FAQ about Endovenous Laser Therapy

Asclepion Laser Technologies is working closely with physicians, clinics and universities to improve technologies to assess their effectiveness and safety as well as to improve its application. In clinical studies, scientific questions are answered in a controlled environment. This ensures the best possible results for both the users and patients.

Endovenous laser treatment of saphenous veins: is there clinical difference using different endovenous laser wavelenghts?
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Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) for the saphenous reflux and varicose veins: a followup study.
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Thermal damage of the inner vein wall during endovenous laser treatment: key role of energy absorption by intravascular blood.
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Endovenous treatment of the greater saphenous vein with a 940-nm diode laser: thrombotic occlusion after endoluminal thermal damage by laser-generated steam bubbles.
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Professional therapy

With its extensive range of services, Asclepion sees itself as a competent partner for dermatologically and aesthetically oriented practices, institutes and clinics. Decide now for the treatment with the most advanced laser technology and discover a new world of professionalism and quality.