Dr Paraskevas specialises in non-surgical treatment of varicose veins of all sizes, and has developed a reputation as a leader in the application of simple and successful techniques to treat varicose veins.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are large and bulgy visible veins that stick out on the skin. They are usually blue or green in colour. Varicose Veins may be associated with symptoms such as swelling or aching of the legs.
How do I get rid of them?
In the past you had to go to the hospital for surgery - but now you can walk in, have them treated in less than an hour, and walk out. Varicose Veins of a moderate severity can be treated with a combination of Endovenous Laser Ablation and Foam Sclerotherapy. Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy is often used in this instance, and some doctors would also perform Modified Ambulatory Phlebectomy for larger sized varicose veins.
Do I need varicose veins?
Your body does not actually need varicose veins. They do not work in the normal fashion and are therefore an obstruction to normal circulation.
Can anyone get them?
Varicose veins usually run in families. If one parent has varicose veins you have about a 33% chance of developing vein problems; with both parents this increases to about 90%.
What are some of the signs and symptoms of moderate varicose veins?
Symptoms can include aching and heavy legs; tiredness; burning, itching and throbbing. However, some patients can present with no symptoms, and often feel that "there is nothing wrong" with the affected leg - but there are real medical consequences in leaving varicose veins untreated.
Why should I choose Vein Health Medical Clinic to treat my varicose veins?
Dr Paraskevas specialises in non-surgical treatment of varicose veins of all sizes, and Vein Health Medical Clinic has developed a reputation as a leader in the application of simple and successful techniques in the treatment of varicose veins.
Vein Health Medical Clinic's non-surgical treatments are safe and effective procedures which not only enjoy a high success rate, but avoid the inconvenience of hospital admissions, the requirement for an anaesthetic and the potential scarring effects of surgery.
The treatment is offered as a walk-in, walk-out procedure and patients are able to return to normal duties immediately.