Lymphedema is a chronic swelling of the lower extremity, also called “Elephantiasis”. The disease is caused by a dysfunction of the lymph nodes in the leg. The lymph nodes are a part of a much wider lymphatic circulation. The lymphatic channels collect all remaining fluids in the legs and take them back to the blood circulation. Lymph nodes are important relays for this lymphatic network. When they are impaired, the lymphatic circulation is blocked in the legs and a chronic swelling appears. It is a cause of functional discomfort and alters the quality of life. It is sometimes complicated with episodes of skin infection. A correct diagnosis is essential. Therapy is aimed at reducing the swelling through numerous procedures including manual drainage, machine pressotherapy, multi-layer banding and high-grade compression stockings.

Medical treatment

Medications (tablets or pills) strengthen the wall of the superficial veins and allow a better venous contraction, thus improving the upward movement of the blood in the legs.

Laser Treatment

The Vascular Laser is a revolutionary technique aimed at treating the spider veins in a more rapid way and to give faster results when faced with a truly esthetic demand.


Sclerotherapy or “Liquid sclerotherapy” is the most common practice for the treatment of spider veins. It is the injection of a special product in the small veins to close them.

Endovenous Saphenous Ablation Procedures

These revolutionary techniques have completely changed the surgical approach of varicose veins. They have become a true alternative to surgery.