Phlebology - what does it do?

Phlebology is a modern way of treating varicose veins and other blood vessels in the lower limbs without surgery. It allows for the effective closure of virtually any vessel. The procedure takes several minutes (depending on the number of vessels), is performed with micro-needles, and is practically painless - no anaesthesia is required.

How does the phlebology procedure work?

Phlebology treatment involves the injection of a special preparation into the dilated vessels, which causes them to close - 'gluing the veins together' (a process that takes 3-4 weeks), and then their disappearance (depending on the diameter of the vessel, from a few weeks to a few months). Hence, a final permanent deferred effect is to be expected. It leaves no incisions or scars and is very well tolerated.
An appendix (hard, sometimes painful to the touch) may be felt at the site of the larger vessel, which disappears - it absorbs between 1 and 12 months after the procedure.
For greater certainty and precision of outcome, Doppler ultrasound is recommended prior to phlebology to exclude insufficiency of the deeper venous vessels and the location of the so-called leakage sites.

Contraindications to the use of phlebology

  • Known allergies to obeliter preparations,
  • Large swellings of the lower limbs preventing compression therapy after surgery,
  • Pregnancy,
  • Cancer,
  • Immobilisation/lack of physical activity,
  • Autoimmune diseases,
  • Advanced arteriosclerosis of the lower limbs,
  • Acute phase of deep and superficial vein thrombosis,
  • Increased infections - local or general.

Possible side effects of phlebology

Phlebological treatments can cause very rare mostly temporary side effects, which include:

  • Bruising,
  • Fading discolouration - up to one year (permanent only in 1%),
  • Ankle swelling,
  • Local allergic reaction to the preparation used,
  • Phlebitis,
  • Painfulness of the treated area,
  • Secondary vessels at the treatment site (so-called matting),
  • Skin necrosis with extravasation of the drug (very rare).

Phlebology treatments - what's next?

After treatment, you can return to normal activities with few exceptions:

  • Avoid playing power sports and
  • sun exposure for 30 days.

A special recommendation is to walk for at least 30 minutes immediately after phlebology and, significantly enhancing the effect of the treatment, to wear varicose vein tights, stockings with class II pressure. The compression treatment should last:

  • At least 3-6 months in varicose vein therapy,
  • At least 7-10 days in mesh vessel therapy.

A single treatment produces an effect of 30 50% in the treated area. It can be repeated at an interval of 2 -4 weeks. A good effect is usually achieved after just 2 - 3 sessions.

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