Varicose Veins Treatment

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If you’re insecure about varicose veins on your legs, Vein Care can help you regain your confidence.

What Are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins refers to highly visible veins that noticeably appear under the skin. This is one of the most common vein conditions, typically found on the legs and creating a twisted and swollen appearance.

If you’re based in Melbourne and suspect you are suffering from varicose vein pain, browse the varicose veins symptoms below or contact your local Vein Care clinic for a consultation.

aricose veins on a legs of woman

What Are Varicose Veins Symptoms?

The first way to differentiate between varicose veins and other conditions such as spider veins is to understand common varicose vein symptoms, which may include:

  • Blue or dark purple coloured veins, most commonly in the legs
  • Prominent veins that are bulging and/or twisting in appearance
  • Chronic achy legs, “heavy legs” or undefined leg soreness
  • Swelling in the legs, including burning sensation, throbbing and/or muscle cramping
  • Pain that increases following extended periods sitting or standing
  • Redness, discolouration and/or itching around prominent veins
  • Localised skin hardening or skin ulcers (which may also indicate more serious vascular disease)


What causes varicose veins?

There are a variety of things that could cause varicose veins, and we’ve listed some of the most common causes below:

  • Your family has a history of varicose veins
  • The natural ageing process weakens the veins and causes a loss of elasticity
  • Your occupation requires that you stand for extended periods of time
  • Obesity puts additional pressure on the legs and circulatory system
  • Pregnancy increases blood volume, reduces blood flow from the legs, and add physical strain to the body
  • Hormonal changes such as menopause


Varicose Veins Treatment at Vein Care Melbourne

Many people wonder if varicose veins are dangerous but, in most cases, these veins are uncomfortable and unsightly, but that’s about it. If you experience severe pain and swelling or blood clots, that’s when to worry about varicose veins. Thankfully, there are a number of  ways to treat varicose veins in Melbourne, with advanced non-surgical techniques available at Vein Care that quickly and effectively restore a healthy appearance to your skin.

When you visit us, your dedicated specialist will talk you through the options, including sclerotherapy and microsclerotherapy, and endovenous laser treatment (EVLT). Our medical staff can provide an accurate diagnosis to create the best plan to correct your condition and minimise your risk of recurrence. This plan may involve lifestyle changes alongside non-surgical or surgical treatment, and our vein doctors will always communicate the estimated cost to remove varicose veins with you so you know what to expect.


Varicose Veins Prevention

It’s important to understand what causes varicose veins in the groin and legs, whether it be genetics, pregnancy, obesity, standing for long hours, or something else. The more you know, the more aware you can be of how to prevent varicose veins in pregnancy or as you get older, especially if you have a family history of varicose veins in arms or legs.

To book varicose vein treatment, please make an appointment with the Melbourne specialists at Vein Care. Call us on  1300 568 676  or contact us online to learn more about varicose vein surgery costs and options.