Varicose veins are the result of abnormal dilation and stagnation of blood in veins, which do not perform their function of transporting blood back to the heart.
They can affect truncal and deeper veins, and fine and more superficial veins. The first symptons include heaviness in the legs, itchiness finally resulting in ulceration and thrombosis. Aesthetic medicine can take care of the fine and superficial veins, which have purely aesthetic effects.
Spider veins and varicose veins appear as a result of poor functioning of the blood vessels, which permits the blood to stagnate, as it cannot overcome the force of gravity, and dilates these small veins.
The neodymium-doped YAG laser is the best method for eliminating them. Using a laser beam of light, it penetrates the skin, affecting only the dilated blood vessel and coagulating its contents, which will be reabsorbed by the body and disappear completely within four to eight weeks.