Varicose veins of the lower limbs, are expansions or tortuosity of the superficial veins, which are not only an aesthetic problem but produces symptoms such as pain, fatigue, heaviness, swelling of the legs and generally a "discomfort" in the legs, especially in the afternoon.


    Varicose veins are caused by heredity, hormonal treatments, pregnancy, obesity, sedentary lifestyle (activities in which he is standing for prolonged periods).  Injuries and infections of the veins (phlebitis), are also a trigger of varicose veins. Obesity, wearing tight and weightlifting exercises garments, increase venous pressure at the pelvis, which if it is associated with weakness of the vein walls, trigger the appearance of varicose veins.

    Tronculares: Are large or venous dilation, winding prominences, which occur as a result of damage to the valves of the main superficial venous trunks (saphenous veins: Major and Minor).

    Reticulares:These dilated veins, skin and fat (subcutaneous cellular tissue) "Blue" that may be related or not with truncal varicose veins and can "feed" or not, spider veins or telangiectasias.

    Telangiectasias: or spider veins are the smaller veins of the skin. Some are "blue" and "red" depending on your communication with venous or arterial capillary system, and truncal veins or perforating.

    Sclerotherapy involves injecting a substance (liquid or foam), within the lumen of the vein irritating to its inner wall, and compressed thereon, produce abutment (union) of the walls, causing the disappearance of the come to. This treatment is indicated in small veins, smaller than 3 mm in diameter, which are the reticular veins and telangiectasias. In the Venous Disease Laser Center we have the help of a magnifying glass and a transilluminator, to improve the vision of the veins to be treated. Patients occasionally report a very slight burning sensation at the site of injection that resolves spontaneously after a few minutes. "Purple" usually occur at sites of puncture, which made creams, fade after 6 days approximately and in turn the injected vein disappears but sometimes is needed more than one injection to achieve the same vein disappears .

    The number of sessions of sclerotherapy depends dela amount of "veins and cups" having the patient and response to treatment.


    There are some veins in the legs, called perforator, which connects the superficial system to the deep veins of the system. Sometimes these veins are the cause of superficial varices, discoloration of skin and even skin ulcers. Previously damage these veins are corrected with big disabling surgeries, and with large incisions to achieve flirt perforating veins. Currently in the Laser Center Venous Disease perform these veins sclerotherapy, foam and under ultrasound guidance (ultrasound), fully ambulatory procedure, without disability and superior to surgery results.


    This procedure involves removing varicose veins under local anesthesia with 2 mm incisions that leave virtually no scars, and does not require disability.


    Treatment of varicose veins laser diode is performed with laser fiber into the vein (Endoluminal) through a puncture (No incisions) in the saphenous vein affected (Major or Minor), with local anesthesia (about vein) to yield the closure thereof and the subsequent disappearance. (This is the same effect of surgery in which it is extracted, but without the trauma, or disability that it represents). For this procedure the aid of ultrasound is required to visualize the veins, the laser fiber into the vein, the placement of anesthesia around the vein, and the immediate effect of closing the vein produces laser.