Varicose Veins Melbourne

Do you suffer from Varicose Veins in Melbourne? Varicose and Leg veins affect nearly 30% of the population with women being afflicted more commonly than men. As we age, more visible leg veins frequently emerge and our existing veins become increasingly noticeable. Factors such as pregnancy, genetics, and even prolonged standing are primary causes of these unsightly and often painful varicose and spider veins.

What are the options for Varicose Vein treatment?

  • Sclerotherapy
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
  • Varicose Vein Surgery

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is the recommended treatment for smaller accessory veins to prevent their deterioration into larger bulging varicose veins. Sclerotherapy can eliminate large veins, either alone, or in conjunction with less invasive outpatient surgery.

Sclerotherapy is without parallel the most effective treatment of leg veins.

Sclerotherapy treatment & expectations

During your treatment, a sclerosant solution is injected into the vein through a tiny needle. The solution replaces the blood in the vein, generating irritation and corrosion to the walls of the vessel. The body then initiates the natural healing process and the vein begins to decompose, shrink and eventually disappear.

Following your treatment, the affected veins may darken and the area may appear bruised. This will subside with time. Compression stockings or socks are recommended for up to seven days after the treatment. This application of pressure will help reduce side effects and aid in more effective healing and treatment.

In most cases, you will be able to resume regular activities immediately. However, excessive standing or vigorous activities are not advised for two to four days.

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Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT)

EVLT is a very effective treatment for larger veins such as the Greater Saphenous and Small Saphenous veins. The main advantage of Endovenous Laser Treatments (EVLT) is its effectiveness in treating large veins with a short recovery period and the patient is up and walking immediately compared to the Surgical stripping of veins.

Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) treatment & expectations

It involves the insertion of a Fibre-optic probe into the offending vein. With the Laser light in the probe, the vein is heated along its length causing it to shrink, due to the heat effect on existing collagen in the walls of the vein. The treated vein develops new collagen during the healing process.

After Endovenous Laser Treatments (EVLT) any remaining surface Varicose and Spider Veins can be treated with Sclerotherapy.

Bruising can be expected, and in some cases your veins could turn dark temporarily after the treatment but return to normal. You may experience some tenderness and redness along sections of the injected veins after the treatment. Walking is recommended as this will reduce any discomfort.

Compression stockings or socks are recommended for up to seven days after the treatment. This application of pressure will help reduce side effects and aid in more effective healing and treatment.

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Varicose vein surgery

Ambulatory phlebectomy for veins

This is a surgical treatment for visible small to large tortuous veins. It involves surgical excision of the veins under local anaesthetic using very tiny incisions which become almost invisible when healed. This method is suitable for patients who require a relatively quick recovery from surgery.

Surgery may be more suitable for larger veins where the main valves in the groin or back of the knee are defective. This may entail only ligation (tying off) the vein in these areas, or in addition, stripping and removal of veins from the legs.

This surgery usually requires a hospital stay and is done under general anaesthetic. This is the older and traditional method for treating large varicose veins.

Surgery

Surgery may be more suitable for larger veins where the main valves in the groin or back of the knee are defective. This may entail only ligation (tying off) the vein in these areas, or in addition, stripping and removal of veins from the legs.

Varicose veing surgery treatment & expectations

This surgery usually requires a hospital stay and is done under general anaesthetic. This is the older and traditional method for treating large varicose veins.

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What are the varicose vein treatment costs?

You need to be aware of all of the fees associated with varicose vein treatment before committing to a procedure. While the decision to undergo vein treatment should not be based on financial factors alone, it is likely that cost will still form a large part of your decision making. We have detailed the likely costs for ttreatment and provided you a guide, however we would always recommend you attend a consultation so we can provide an accurate assessment of your conditions and as a result a more accurate price for ttreatment. More infromation on costs.

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At the Me Clinic we perform the following Varicose Vein treatments in our Melbourne and Mildura clinics.

Our practioners who specialise in Varicose Vein Treatments:

  • Dr. Vik Jayaprakash

    Dr Vik Jayaprakash is an experienced cosmetic physician with a background in Anti-Ageing and Cosmetic Medicine.
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  • Dr. John Marx

    Dr. John Marx
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We perform the following Varicose Veins Melbourne treatments

Sclerotherapy Melbourne

Sclerotherapy can treat large veins, either alone, or in conjunction with less invasive outpatient surgery.

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Varicose Vein Laser Treatments

Laser Treatments are the the treatment of choice for treating small, spider veins on the face and nose.

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Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatments

EVLT is a relatively new and very effective treatment for larger veins such as the greater Saphenous and small Saphenous veins.

The Me Clinic was one of the first Clinics in Australia to perform this treatment. The advantages of this treatment is a quick recovery time and it is suitable to treat large veins in both summer and winter.

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Vaircose Vein Surgery

Surgery is the older and traditional method for treating large varicose veins.

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Varicose Vein Treatment Costs

Surgery is the older and traditional method for treating large varicose veins.

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Surgical Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Why Me Clinic?

  • Over 30 years of Vein Treatment experience
  • Our 20 years of Laser experience
  • Over 30 of Cosmetic Surgery experience
  • We invest in the latest and best Laser equipment

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