Vein Health Clinic Melbourne
Vein Health is dedicated to providing a holistic approach to the treatment of varicose veins, spider veins and venous disease. Bringing together the latest and safest non-surgical treatments in a relaxed, friendly and professional clinic environment. Established by Melbourne’s leading phlebologist Dr. Peter Paraskevas, Vein Health is committed to providing patients with the highest standard of care and varicose vein treatment in Melbourne. The clinic is centrally located on Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD to maximise accessibility for varicose vein sufferers across Melbourne.
Dr. Peter Paraskevas
Founder of Vein Health, Dr Peter Paraskevas has trained with world renowned phlebologists and vascular surgeons both in Australia and Internationally. He is constantly seeking to expand his expertise, and discover the latest in vein treatment innovation. Dr Paraskevas is heavily involved in the training and assessment of doctors aspiring to enter the specialty with the Australasian College of Phlebology.
Dr Peter Paraskevas is incredibly passionate about patient care and providing the best possible treatment outcomes for patients with varicose veins, venous ulceration and unsightly veins.
Leg Vein Conditions
These are large, dilated, ropey leg veins that bulge above the skin surface, and are usually blue or green in colour. They no longer serve the primary function of veins, which is to return blood to the heart. Varicose veins can occur alone or may be accompanied by symptoms of severe venous disease
Spider veins (or telangiectasias) are the tiny red or blue veins that can appear anywhere on the body, but more often on the legs, ankles, face, chest, or abdomen. Spider veins are extremely common and usually appear with larger dilated blood vessels (often blue / green in colour) called reticular veins
Severe Venous Disease
If varicose veins are left untreated, severe venous disease may occur. This condition may have signs such as eczema and swelling in the leg. Or, the skin around the lower leg may become discoloured, thickened or even ulcerated.As well as this, patients can experience heaviness, aching and tiredness in the leg.
Varicose Veins Treatments
Vein Health Medical Clinic provides all up-to-date varicose veins treatment methods for varicose veins, spider veins, lipoedema, and leg ulcers, without the pain and scarring side effects of traditional surgery. Our philosophy is to provide an holistic approach to varicose veins treatment, bringing together the latest and safest non-surgical techniques.
Under ultrasound guidance, a laser fibre is placed into the abnormal vein through a tiny incision. When the laser is activated and the fibre is slowly removed, this produces a reaction in the vein wall along the treated section, resulting in collapse and sclerosis of the vein wall with minimal discomfort.read more
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is a highly specialised procedure involving injecting a sclerosant solution into the abnormal veins using ultrasound guidance, causing the vein wall to collapse. The veins dissolve and disappear as the body gradually absorbs them.read more
The gold standard treatment of spider veins is direct vision sclerotherapy, also known as standard sclerotherapy or microsclerotherapy. It involves the injection of a special solution through a tiny needle into the spider veins, which causes them to collapse and eventually harden over.read more
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) relies on thermal (heat based) damage to the vein, that leads to immediate closure of the vein. Once the vein is treated by radiofrequency ablation, it will gradually undergo complete absorption by the body and disappear over time.read more
VenaSeal is a medical grade glue that is placed within the varicose vein using a small catheter, sealing the vein wall together in seconds. Over the coming hours, the treated vein will permanently harden over and eventually undergo absorption by the body over several months.read more
Ambulatory Phlebectomy is the surgical removal of visible varicose veins, through keyhole incision. The procedure eliminates varicose veins through a series of small punctures (as tiny as 1mm) made in the skin adjacent to the vein.read more
VeinOff is a treatment for varicose veins where a polymer is injected into problem varicose veins and pressure is applied from the outside.read more
VenaBlock is used in treatment of varicose veins where a medical adhesive is injected into the problem vein in the leg under ultrasound guidance. The vein is sealed shut by this ‘glue’, causing it to harden, heal and be absorbed into the body.read more
AccuVein illuminates veins that may be otherwise undetectable with the naked eye. This improves accuracy of treatment and allows the phlebologist to confirm visually that the treatment has been successful.read more
Patient Transformations Before & After
How's Your Leg's Vein Health?
Do you ever experience pain or swelling in your legs after long periods of standing or sitting?
Do the veins in your legs appear enlarged, bulge above the skin surface, or appear to be in groups of thinner veins?
Do you keep your legs covered up because of unsightly, prominent veins?
Have you noticed discolouration, swelling, or itchiness increasing in the ankle and lower leg area?
Has the appearance of your legs or the discomfort you feel, gotten worse over time?
Do you experience pain, cramping or restlessness in your legs overnight?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions…
You may be living with a common (and quite treatable) vein condition. To find out more, schedule a consultation with our phlebologist, Dr Paraskevas.
When it comes to protruding veins in CrossFitters and body builders, it can be hard to tell immediately whether they are the result of vascularity or varicose veins.read more
Sclerotherapy is one of the most popular treatments for varicose and spider veins. If you look through the before and after shots of some of our patients, you’ll see ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and direct vision sclerotherapy features repeatedly.read more
There’s a surprising amount of misinformation on the internet about home remedies promising to fix your varicose veins for good.read more