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Vascular laser Tunisia: what is the treatment of varicose veins by laser?

Vascular laser treatment is a technique of aesthetic medicine that represents an excellent treatment for couperose, varicose veins and angiomas.

The vascular laser is a laser that delivers photons to be absorbed by the haemoglobin of the red blood cells, thus causing a retraction of the blood vessels that are a little too dilated.

Two types of vascular lasers are generally used:

  • The KTP with a wavelength of 532 nm. It is mainly recommended for the treatment of red vessels which are very small and superficial.
  • Nd-Yag with a wavelength of 1064 nm. It is mainly recommended for the treatment of blood vessels that are rather large and deep.

One of the advantages of vascular laser treatment is that it is effective, fast and non-invasive (as it does not require injections or injections).

Cost of vascular laser in Tunisia

Interventions Cost
Treatment of varicose veins 1 leg 1800€
Treatment of varicose veins 2 legs 2500€

Vascular laser in Tunisia: what you need to know before you start

The first step is a consultation with the attending physician so that he can examine the patient and make sure that he is a good candidate for the treatment and that he has no contraindications. A phlebological examination should also be carried out beforehand.

The doctor should also discuss with the patient the risks, recovery time and cost of vascular laser treatment.

How is a vascular laser session performed in Tunisia?

A vascular laser session usually lasts between 20 and 30 minutes. The treatment does not require anaesthesia as it is not painful (only a tingling sensation is felt), but the skin is exposed to a flow of cold air (or coated with a cooled gel) to limit the sensation of heat.

The diameter of the area to be treated is defined beforehand. The laser shots are fired in succession along the vessel to be treated, within this area. They are captured by the oxyhaemoglobin inside the vessel. When exposed to the intense heat of the laser, the vessel is destroyed and a coagulation process is triggered, followed by sclerosis. Depending on the extent of the problem being treated, sclerosis occurs gradually in the days following the treatment.

The number of sessions required depends on the disease to be treated and its extent.

Laser vasculaire Tunisie - Traitement des varices

Post-operative treatment of varicose veins by laser in Tunisia

It is necessary to avoid any exposure to the sun during the first two weeks.

A diffuse redness (resembling a sunburn) may appear. It usually disappears after a day or two. Bruising may also occur but this is very rare.

Scabs may also appear and the doctor will prescribe a moisturiser to treat them.

Treated vessels do not reappear but this does not mean that other vessels cannot form. In order to prevent this, good hygiene should be adopted and dermatological and skin care should be applied (such as sunscreens and appropriate skin care creams).

*Disclaimer: results may vary from one person to another depending on the morphology of the patients.