Vein Health Vein Clinic – Melbourne & Sydney
Vein Health is dedicated to providing a comprehensive approach to the treatment of varicose veins, spider veins and venous disease, bringing together the latest non-surgical treatments in a relaxed, friendly and professional clinic environment. Established by Vein Health’s leading phlebologist Dr. Peter Paraskevas, Vein Health is committed to providing patients with the highest level of care and varicose vein treatment.
Vein Health treats patients in both Sydney and Melbourne, with centrally-located clinics – on Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD, and Macquarie Street in Sydney’s CBD – to maximise access for varicose vein sufferers across Victoria & New South Wales.
The Team at Vein Health
Dr. Peter Paraskevas
Dr Lucy McKinnon
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 Vein Clinic provides all up-to-date varicose veins treatment methods for varicose veins, spider veins, lipoedema, and leg ulcers. Our philosophy is to provide a comprehensive approach to varicose veins treatment, bringing together the most leading-edge and reliable non-surgical techniques. Vein Health prefers minimally-invasive vein treatments like sclerotherapy, laser treatment, and vein glues, as all but the most severe of varicose veins can be treated in this way
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
Varicose Vein Treatment Before & Afters
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.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in elective surgeries in hospitals being postponed to divert those resources to managing the pandemic. However, the treatment of venous disease is important and must not be overlooked.read more
Varicose veins can affect people in several ways and one person’s journey may be different to another’s. If you are an active person, you may experience symptoms of varicose veins differently to someone who is say, in a sedentary job where they’re continually sitting.read more
Before we deal with this key question in-depth, it is useful to explain what spider veins are, and how they appear. The official medical term is telangiectasias and other descriptive terms often used are ‘broken capillaries’ or ‘thread veins’.read more