The latest minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins in Melbourne and Sydney.

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

Phlebologist,
Medical Director

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Dr Lucy McKinnon

Sclerotherapist

Lisa Shrimpton

Vascular Sonographer

Leg Vein Conditions

Leg with Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins

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

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Leg displaying Spider Veins

Spider Veins

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

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Foot displaying chronic venous disease from severe varicose 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.

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Latest Vein Treatment Before & Afters 

Patient
66-year-old woman

The Problem
Prominent left lower leg capillary clusters with heaviness and tiredness in the leg.

The patient received treatment elsewhere using surface sclerotherapy alone and she noticed the veins were worse afterward. She was never given an ultrasound to check for underlying varicose veins that could be feeding it. Patients should always receive a diagnostic duplex ultrasound to rule out abnormal veins that may be feeding surface veins.

Treatment Method
A duplex ultrasound revealed an underlying great saphenous vein feeding the surface veins. The great saphenous vein was treated using Endovenous Laser Ablation and surface veins were treated with Ultrasound-Guided and Direct Vision Sclerotherapy.

Results
Results at 13 months show the surface and saphenous veins have been permanently treated. The patient was extremely satisfied with her results.

The Problem
Significant swelling, pigmentation, and corona phlebectasia (extensive capillaries in the ankle and foot, indicative of larger incompetent internal veins).

Treatment Method
Endovenous Laser Ablation and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy.

Results
Complete resolution of her symptoms and also of the swelling, pigmentation and capillaries in her ankle.

The Problem
Periorbital veins (undereye vein) for many years, causing discomfort especially in hot weather.

Treatment Method
Direct Vision Sclerotherapy

Results
Shown directly after treatment. Treatment has resulted in sclerosis of the vein.

Patient
75-year-old woman

The Problem
Longstanding calf veins with swelling. Symptoms: heaviness, discomfort, restless legs, tiredness, and lower leg fatigue.

Treatment Method
Endovenous Laser Ablation and Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Results
Reviewed during the last 5 years, this recent photo illustrates the resolution of varicose veins and swelling/congestion. She reports no symptoms and is satisfied with her results.

Patient
56-year-old woman

The Patient
Prominent spider vein networks and underlying feeder veins on the back and sides of the thighs.

Treatment Method
Surface/Direct Vision Sclerotherapy

Results
12 months post-treatment shows the resolution of the visible spider veins and feeders. The patient is pleased with the result. She will continue to monitor her legs over the coming years and have a maintenance treatment as required.

Patient
56-year-old woman

The Patient
Prominent spider vein networks and underlying feeder veins on the back and sides of the thighs.

Treatment Method
Surface/Direct Vision Sclerotherapy

Results
12 months post-treatment shows the resolution of the visible spider veins and feeders. The patient is pleased with the result. She will continue to monitor her legs over the coming years and have a maintenance treatment as required.

The Problem
Outer thigh varicose vein.

Treatment Method
Endovenous Laser Ablation and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Results
The patient’s healing time extended to 3-4 months and this review at 6 months revealed excellent progress.

The Problem
Periorbital veins

Treatment Method
Direct Vision Sclerotherapy with 1% Aethoxysklerol solution.

Results
1-month post sclerotherapy, minor bruising, and swelling which will continue to reduce. No other complications.

The Problem
Periorbital veins

Treatment Method
Direct Vision Sclerotherapy with 1% Aethoxysklerol solution.

Results
1-month post sclerotherapy, minor bruising, and swelling which will continue to reduce. No other complications.

Patient
40-year-old woman

The Problem
Worsening varicose vein symptoms following pregnancy.

Treatment Method
Endovenous Laser Ablation, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, and Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy

Results
At 14 months post-treatment, there are no residual or recurrent veins according to scans.

Patient
40-year-old woman

The Problem
Worsening varicose vein symptoms following pregnancy.

Treatment Method
Endovenous Laser Ablation, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, and Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy

Results
At 14 months post-treatment, there are no residual or recurrent veins according to scans.

Patient
40-year-old woman

The Problem
Worsening varicose vein symptoms following pregnancy.

Treatment Method
Endovenous Laser Ablation, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, and Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy

Results
At 14 months post-treatment, there are no residual or recurrent veins according to scans.

Patient
42-year-old woman, back view

The Problem
Longstanding large varicose veins with night cramps and restless legs

Treatment Method
Endovenous Laser Ablation, Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy, and Modified Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Results
At 23 months following treatment symptoms resolved, no pain or discomfort in the lower leg

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Patient
42-year-old woman, back view

The Problem
Longstanding large varicose veins with night cramps and restless legs

Treatment Method
Endovenous Laser Ablation, Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy, and Modified Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Results
At 23 months following treatment symptoms resolved, no pain or discomfort in the lower leg

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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

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

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.

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Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

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.

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Direct Vision Sclerotherapy

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.

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Radiofrequency Ablation

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.

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VenaSeal (Vein Glue)

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.

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Ambulatory Phlebectomy

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.

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How's Your Leg's Vein Health?

Do you ever experience pain or swelling in your legs after long periods of standing or sitting?

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Do the veins in your legs appear enlarged, bulge above the skin surface, or appear to be in groups of thinner veins?

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Do you keep your legs covered up because of unsightly, prominent veins?

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Have you noticed discolouration, swelling, or itchiness increasing in the ankle and lower leg area?

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Has the appearance of your legs or the discomfort you feel, gotten worse over time?

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Do you experience pain, cramping or restlessness in your legs overnight?

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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.

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Will spider veins go away?

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’.

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