Many of my patients are interested to know how I am able to insert the laser into the unhealthy veins through small pin-holes. Well in this video blog I will show you.
The use of ultrasound is an essential part of all modern vein treatments. The use of ultrasound allows the vein specialist to “see inside the leg” to accurately identify unhealthy veins which may have faulty valves and a condition called superficial venous reflux. With ultrasound, very fine laser fibers can be inserted into the veins under a local anaesthetic. The unhealthy veins can then be cauterised using laser heat energy. Over time, the vein is absorbed by the body’s own healing processes and ultimately it is “removed”.
Ultrasound Scanning on the surface of the leg ensures very accurate placement of the laser inside the vein so that endo-venous treatment can be performed.
In the video below, I show you my method of laser insertion and placement. It is a little technical and is best suited to a medical audience, but members of the public may find it interesting.
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The VeinCare Centre also offers a screening assessment with our vascular technologist. For £25 you can have a scan with Wendy Parsons. She is not a doctor and so she could not give you medical advice but she can check your deep veins and your varicose veins and give you an idea of how bad they are and whether laser might be suitable for you. If you would like to have an appointment with Wendy please call 01935 873 951
Disclaimer: Health professionals should only provide treatments for which they have proper training and knowledge. This video serves only as a source of additional information to healthcare professionals and the public