hy is individual vein therapy beneficial for patients?
Dr. Salama: Because each vein treatment model has its own indications, side effects and complications, and outcomes, there are many factors in vein treatments that argue for individualized and combined treatment. For example, a study published in 2021 on a combination of two different varicose vein treatments showed a higher success rate because the benefits of two methods were combined. Treating veins is like painting a picture. You need different colors, different brushes and different application times to achieve the best overall effect of the painting. So you can create any picture you want. Most patients initially focus on the cosmetic appearance of venous disease, such as spider veins. They are looking for a quick, cheap treatment option. This is not the optimal approach, as spider veins may be just the tip of the iceberg. Rather, they may be hiding the first signs of more serious chronic venous weakness.
Does the widespread foam sclerotherapy not provide a remedy?
Dr. Salama: In long-term studies, foam sclerotherapy has shown very limited efficacy in treating larger-diameter veins with venous reflux in the truncal veins. It has only recently been considered and only as a complementary treatment to the main treatment option such as endovenous laser treatment or there- after for aesthetic results. If foam sclerotherapy is used as the main treatment, it will worsen the disease in the long term and make the main treatment such as endovenous laser treatment much more difficult and expensive later on. Because the needs of different patients can vary greatly and because there are different clinical scenarios, an individualized approach to the treatment of varicose veins is necessary. This individualized approach is tailored to different types of treatments to address and also treat different aspects of the disease.
Why is LBCL Surgery and Vein Practice committed to individualized vein treatment?
Dr. Salama: Customized vein treatment is a beneficial and effective way to successfully treat vein conditions. By taking into account personal needs and tailoring treatment choices, it allows for targeted and gentle treatment that achieves lasting results. Patients suffering from vein problems should seek advice from an experienced specialist to receive individualized vein therapy that can improve their quality of life in the long term.