Varicose Vein Treatment in Dubai

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Veins are the building blocks of the circulatory system. They serve the purpose of collecting, distributing and storing blood around the body in its various states of rest or physical activity. Veins achieve this function by a variety of characteristics such as elastic walls and leaflet valves that regulate blood flow and direction. At times, veins develop a condition and are known as varicose vein. This condition can be cured through a varicose treatment which will be discussed today in detail.

Continue reading to know more about this treatment and condition.

What is varicose vein?

A varicose vein is when a healthy vein bulges, protrudes, discolors the skin above it and loses some of its characteristics resulting in irregular blood flow through the vein. With normally functioning valves, blood is not allowed to flow backwards. But re-flux in an unhealthy vein results in a varicose vein where a weak/leaky valve and thin (inelastic) vein causes blood to flow in the wrong direction. As a result the vein swells up and leaves a red starburst, spider web or ropy marks on the skin. Varicose veins are prone to occur around the ankles and calves in the legs.

Side-effects of Varicose Vein

Initially the only consequence of varicose veins is the visible change but then pain, discomfort, itching, and occasional burning sensations are felt by the patient. Varicose veins can be treated in a variety of surgical and non surgical ways, but results are known to vary. Usually a patient will feel as if their legs are heavy and swollen, especially with women who are peaking on their menstrual cycle.

Various other complications also come hand in hand with patients suffering from varicose veins. Such individuals are more prone to phlebitis, internal blood clotting and deep vein thrombosis due to lack of healthy blood flow in their veins.

Long term effects of varicose veins result in chronic venous insufficiency which increases pressure in the veins of the leg and if left untreated will cause fluid to leak out of the vein, entering into the surrounding tissue resulting is ulcers. The skin also becomes hard, darkens up and may even bring about infections.


Varicose veins are not genetic or disease oriented but in fact result from various lifestyle factors such as prolonged standing or sitting, excessive sedentary habits and obesity. Sometimes hormonal changes, expanding of the uterus and increased pressure on pelvic blood vessels may increase the chances of varicose vein problems. The above factors hence determine that women are more predisposed to get varicose veins as compared to men.


There are various treatments both surgical and non surgical for varicose veins in Dubai. Support stockings, daily exercise, natural dietary supplements and a healthy lifestyle may reduce the chances of varicose veins almost completely. But for those who suffer from mild varicose veins, can steadily reverse or stop the worsening of their condition.

Other surgical procedures for treating varicose veins involve removing or shutting down the affected vein altogether. The body will always find another way to reroute blood to all organs and tissues.

  • Sclerotherapy is when a certain liquid chemical is inserted into the vein to shut it off causing it to eventually fade away. It may cause discomfort and requires more than one session and is preferred for smaller veins.
  • Laser treatment is preferred by people who are sensitive to cutting, needles and discomfort caused by other methods. Pulses of light are directed from the surface of the skin onto the vein causing it to die out and fade away gradually.
  • Endovenous Ablation Therapy makes use of various light spectrum waves to heat up a vein and eventually shut it off. This is done by means of inserting a catheter containing a pulse emitting diode within the offending vein and the heat causes the vein to collapse as the catheter is withdrawn.
  • Vein Stripping and Ligation is a more traditional approach to varicose vein treatment where the doctor will shut and remove small veins close to the surface by means of the traditional scalpel. The procedure is carried out under local anesthetic so the operation is painless.

The Final Verdict

Varicose vein condition is treatable through a variety of procedures discussed above. But laser treatment is the most effective one because it does not involve any incisions. Dubai Cosmetic Surgery® is offering the laser treatment to treat varicose veins. You can find out more about varicose vein treatment in Dubai by signing up for a free consultation with our laser experts. You just need to fill in the short form on our website to book an appointment.

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