Varicose veins are veins that have broken, twisted, or swollen, which makes them highly visible under the skin. Not only do these veins bulge from the skin, but they can cause swelling in the legs, muscle cramps, and pain after long periods of static sitting or standing.
While certain lifestyle factors like genetics, ageing, and weight contribute to the development of varicose veins, Vein Care offers a variety of treatment options to combat them. Consult the list of available treatments below or contact one of our clinics to book a consultation.
Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy (UGS) uses ultrasound technology to guide the injection of a detergent solution into the varicose veins. This causes the vein wall to collapse and the vein to disappear as the body absorbs it. UGS is highly effective, and you see results almost immediately.
Endovenous Laser Treatment
For more severe cases of vein problems, endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) may be used in conjunction with UGS to treat varicose veins. This treatment combines ultrasound mapping and laser technology to seal the vein and prevent blood flow. While EVLT boasts a 90% success rate, the treatment period can last from 3-5 years.
For visibly bulging veins that cannot be treated with injections or laser therapy alone, ambulatory phlebectomy is a surgical procedure that takes care of the most severe varicose vein cases. During the procedure, tiny incisions are made in the skin, and the affected vein is pulled out with special hooks. We only recommend this option alongside sclerotherapy and laser treatment to ensure the vein is sealed before removal and smaller veins care taken care of with as little discomfort as possible.
Varicose veins look different on every patient, so your road to recovery may involve one or more of the treatment options above. To learn more about the best treatment for varicose veins in Melbourne or to make an appointment for a consultation, call us on 1300 568 676, or contact us online.