Frequently Asked Questions

Is the laser method used only to remove large varicose veins?

Our devices can be used for removing different size-malformations, therefore EVLT method can be used to treat large, inefficient venous trunks: saphenous vein and peroneal vein and substitute the traditional varicose veins surgery. The same device can also be used to remove minor skin lesions, mainly the so-called thread veins. Thus this is a versatile device.

What is the qualification procedure for varicose veins removal with the use of EVLT laser treatment?

Ultrasound examination is the basis in qualification procedure. What is important is affected veins course, shape and size. Practically there are no age restrictions for this kind of treatment. The procedure does not affect cardiovascular system. Therefore risks associated with general anaesthesia required in traditional surgery are avoided.

How can I get ready for laser varicose veins treatment?

EVLT laser method treatment qualification and options are determined in medical examination. Ultrasound / Doppler are required – this medical examination is carried out in Plus Med Medical Centre.

Is varicose veins laser treatment painful? How long does it take?

The procedure takes 20-30 minutes. We use local tumescent anaesthesia. This is an ultrasound guided procedure with the use of a fine needle coupled with a special pump – aesthetic is administered to the vein area. This is an innovative, safe and very effective method.

In the case of laser varicose veins removal, is the season of the year important?

Season is of no importance. Some inconveniences may be related to compression stockings you ought to wear after surgery. Laser varicose veins treatment is therefore an excellent and efficient method for those take few-weeks off work or for foreigners who visit Poland.

After the laser treatment, when can I return to normal duties?

Providing that this is not a strenuous, physical work, patients can returns to daily responsibilities almost immediately after the procedure. Patients operated on a Friday or Saturday return to work the following Monday. A sick-leave is rarely required.

Can I travel by car or plane after varicose vein treatment?

Immediately after the procedure, the limb efficiency may be limited. If you come by car, it is better to have somebody to drive the car on the way back. The next day you can drive the car yourself. When it comes to air travels – the patient should consult the doctor before travelling by plane.

Are varicose veins laser and steam ablation treatments reimbursed by the National Health Fund?

Unfortunately, the National Health Fund does not cover the procedures cost, therefore they are carried against payment. However it must be remembered that in the case of a professionally active person, a four week sick leave after regular surgery may be a problem. Therefore, in economic terms, not only is laser or steam ablation treatment more effective, but also quicker and more cost-effective.

What does the SVS varicose veins treatment procedure look like?

The treatment is carried out under local anaesthesia; this is ultrasound guided procedure. An applicator is administered through a venipuncture into a varicose vein, then steam at the temperature of 110-120 degrees Celsius is fed. This results is a vein wall thermal damage, which leads to fibrosis and scarring. The procedure takes 1 to 1.5 hours. One procedure allows to close all varicose veins.

In which cases is SVS varicose veins treatment used?

The method is used to close large varicose veins, 20 millimetres in diameter and larger. This method, opposed to laser treatment can also be used to eliminate tortuos varicose veins. SVS can be used as a supplementary procedure in e.g. recurrent varicose veins treatment. The indications – all cases when traditional surgical methods are to be avoided.

How unique is the ear correction method offered by Plus Med Centre?

Compared to the commonly used auricle correction technique, the method offered by the Med Plus is based on the skilful incision-modelling of the cartilage, without the need to put suture on cartilage. Wounds are closed with absorbable sutures which eliminates further stress associated with stitches removal. As the result of the surgery, earlobes reshaped inwards without cartilage distortion. The shape is nicer and more natural and the surgery is shorter. Healing process is also faster.

How long do I have to wear a dressing after the ear correction procedure?

A special band for proper healing should be worn for about 2-3 weeks after surgery. This is much shorter compared to traditional correction methods.

Eyelid corrective surgery - may the procedure leave scars?

An incision is made to get rid of excess of skin, fat and muscle tissue. Surgery leaves small scars, with time they become almost invisible.

How is the implant inserted in breast enlargement surgery?

The implant is inserted through a small incision made on the nipple periphery or under the breast fold. This is always determined during consultations before the procedure. The implant is inserted through a small incision and placed under the breast muscle tissue.

How is the implant selected for breast enlargement surgery?

The patient’s expectations are very important, however the anatomical structure of the body is equally important. The shape and size of implants is determined by a plastic surgeon determine and the patient in the course of previous medical consultations.

Botox - what types of wrinkles is it the most effective?

Botox, i.e. botulinum toxin affects mimic wrinkles mainly in the upper part of the face: “crow’s feet” around the eyes, transverse forehead wrinkles, “lion wrinkles” – a vertical line between eyebrows, lower part of the face wrinkles which are commonly called. “marionette lines”, wrinkles on the neck and chin.

I have had other Botox treatments before. Does it has an impact on further treatments?

There should be a minimum of 3-week interval between Botox application and other anti-wrinkle treatments and rejuvenation methods like laser therapy, chemical peeling, microdermabrasion.

Is the wrinkle removal treatment with the use of botulinum toxin painful?

Many people do not even require local anaesthesia. However sometimes a special anaesthetic cream is used for the patient’s comfort. Such cream is applied about 30 minutes before the procedure.

When are first results of botulinum toxin application visible? How long do therapeutic results continue?

Botox application results are visible after about 7 days and last for several months, however this may differ person-to-person. When should the procedure be repeated? A recursive treatment – every 6 to 8 months, however not often than every 3 months.

Is hyaluronic acid mouth-procedure painful?

Mouth area is very sensitive. About 40 minutes before the application this area is anaesthetized with the use of a cream. Then a doctor, with the use of a pre-filled syringe and a very fine needle injects the formulation into the dermis.

Do I have to prepare for the lip treatment?

About three days before the procedure you should not take aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs. Avoid intense body heating (sauna, solarium, sunlight) and intense exercise on the procedure day.

When do we see lip-filling effect and how long do we see the treatment results?

The effect is visible immediately after treatment. Mouth regains volume and proper contour. Depending on the hyaluronic acid formulation, the effects may continue for up to several months.

What body area affected with hyperhidrosis can be treated with Botox?

Hands, armpits and feet. Nerve endings are blocked which results in reduced sweating. First results can be observed a few days after the treatment. One botulinum toxin treatment eliminates the unpleasant ailment for several months.

What is the hyperhidrosis treatment like?

Hair-removal required a day before application is required. Prior Botox injection, the skin is anaesthetized. The procedure is carried out with the use of sterile, very thin needles; – this lasts 30 minutes.

When can you use medical peelings?

Autumn and winter is best time to start medical peeling treatment – we are not over exposed to strong sunlight. As a form of prophylaxis after the procedure, apply sunscreen before you leave the house.