Dilemma about treatment?
What method is appropriate for your veins?
What are the advantages of UGFS compared to EVLA or RFA, and vice versa?
- Optimally simple and comfortable for the patient, lasts for 15 minutes.
- It does not require any anesthesia, EVLA and RFA require local anesthetic administration.
- In most cases it is possible to perform treatment on both legs in one act There is no lay behind the procedure or the need for the pain.
- In the case of the recanalization of part of the treated vein after laser or radio frequency treatment, the treatment is simpler to supplement the foam and further treat these vein parts.
- UGFS can be repeated an unlimited number of times.
- UGFS is significantly cheaper compared to laser or radio frequency treatment.
- Smaller veins, varicose veins, veins or varicose veins are usually treated with the best UGFS or mini-bladder, laser node or radiofrequency syringe can not simply be traced and treated with veins.
Disadvantages of UGFS:
- Treatment is often required to supplement the first or second control to close and unclosed parts.
- There is a limit on the amount of foam that can be given in one treatment.
- An allergic reaction is possible.
- The risk of recanalization of the treated vein is higher than for laser or radio frequency treatment.
- The recovery process after the treatment and the self-withdrawal process is significantly slower in relation to laser treatment and especially radio frequency treatment,
- keeps the pigmentation of the skin in the area of treated veins for a long time, which sometimes takes up to a year.
Advantages of EVLA / RFA
Laser treatment (EVLA) or radiofrequency (RFA) is considered to have a longer-term outcome compared to UGFS and, as a rule, well-treated veins, one of these methods is rarely returned.
The recovery process behind the treatment is significantly shorter and faster than behind the UGFS treatment, especially behind the RFA, and EVLA or RFA prefer to be the choice of choice in the summer months (behind RFA it is usually enough to carry compressive socks 48-72h or in some cases not needed) .
Bigger veins, especially if they do not have too much constriction and sharp angles of rotation, are better to deal with laser or radio frequency for better long term results and faster healing processes.
Perforator treatment is very simple today with radial or RFA laser, the risk of deep venous thrombosis is practically eliminated unlike UGFS in such treatments
Disadvantages of EVLA / RFA
- Local anesthesia is needed, while UGFS is not needed
- The same procedure lasts for 30-60mins, if UGFS works simultaneously, then a little longer.
- In case of the recanalization of the treated vein, it is easiest to perform an extra UGFS treatment.
- Varying veined veins, veins of the veins can not be treated in this way, in such cases UGFS is a more appropriate method or miniflebectonomy.