• How common are varicose veins?

    • Varicose veins occur in about 40% of the population. It is 4 times more common to find them in women than in men, especially in women that are over 35 years old. This disease has exist since the beginning of the human been.
  • Can varicose veins reproduce?

    • YES. Varicose veins are a disease of the veins not curable. The treatment is done in diseased veins that are shown in the Eco-Doppler exam. Varicose veins can come back as a result of damage to other veins.
  • Can you prevent varicose veins?

    • Varicose Veins CAN NOT be prevented. Varicose veins by their genetic and hereditary component are not preventable. The measures that can be taken are the use of graduated compression stockings, phlebotonic medications, exercise, weight loss, etc. These precautions can help to reduce the symptoms and to stop the disease progression
  • Can hormones produce Varicose veins?

    • Estrogen are hormones used in contraceptive pills and as hormonal replacement in menopause, this can help the appearance of spider veins, varicose veins and venous thrombosis in patients with genetic influence.
  • Are ulcers a consequence of varicose veins?

    • Ulcers of the lower limbs have many causes, but the main one is venous insufficiency which can be superficial or deep. Varicose veins in 95% of cases are the result of superficial venous insufficiency of the saphenous veins (Major or Minor), and in the later stages, can produce color changes in the skin, dermatitis, eczema and ulcer or ulcer can occur due to rupture of a varicose vein.
  • After drying the vein where does the blood circulate?

    • Saphenous Vein (Great or Minor) affected, has damage in its valves, and is producing a backflow preventing proper circulation of blood through the veins to the heart. This help producing a "stagnation" of blood in the veins of legs, causing symptoms such as fatigue, heaviness, cramps, warmth

      In the legs fortunately we have another major venous system, which are the deep veins. These will accompany the arteries, and usually handle 95% of the blood in the veins of the legs. For this reason, we must always verify that this deep venous system is working properly, to make the superficial venous system treatments, such as surgery or endovascular laser, without impairing circulation.
  • How long laser treatment takes and how many sessions are required?

    • TThe method of endovascular laser (Endolaser), lasts approximately 45 minutes on average (25-60 min.) for treated vein. It basically depends on the technical difficulties of each particular case.

      In one session, the treated vein is completely obliterated. ("Sealed").
  • How much does it cost and what kind of funding does Centro Laser have?

    • Centro Laser was created on 2013. We are the only clinic in Colombia with the latest technology for latest treatment. Our laser has 1470 nm and radial fiber and the results are even better than the 810 nm laser.

      We don’t have an exact cost of the procedure; it depends on the initial assessment by the specialist, and the results of the vascular exam (Eco-Doppler).

      In the Centro Laser de Enfermedades Venosas, we have all payment systems, including credit cards, which you can finance your treatment.

    • We also have financing system at low interest rates through an agreement with Helm Bank

      We may add that by 2014, prices range between $ 2.000 and $ 3.00,000 USD