New Radial Fibres now in use!

by | Aug 10, 2015

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) has become a gold standard treatment for most patients suffering from varicose veins since its introduction to Phlebology Practices over 10 years ago. It is a minimally invasive alternative to Venous Stripping and provides an effective solution to the symptoms and appearance of varicose veins.

At Vein Health Medical Clinic, Dr Paraskevas began performing EVLA in 2006. In EVLA, a laser fibre is inserted into the disease vein (usually the Great Saphenous Vein) and after careful infiltration of local anaesthetic, the laser fibre is activated and withdrawn gradually from the vein, sealing it as it exits the vein.

What difference to Radial Fibres make?

For many years, Endovenous Laser Ablation was carried out using a simple, bare tip laser fibre. Although this fibre is still extremely effective in sealing the vein, some patients will still experience discomfort in the treated leg for 1-2 weeks. The discomfort experienced by patients is usually not severe and seldom prevents activities of daily living – however, in an effort to minimise such discomfort, modern, more sophisticated laser fibres have been introduced. The most promising of these is the Radial Fibre. Radial Fibres emit laser light circumferentially (that is, in a 360 degree arc) around the tip of the fibre rather than as a thin beam straight ahead.

There is evidence to suggest that there is less discomfort post-treatment and a more comfortable recovery time with these Radial Fibres compared to the Bare Tip Fibres. To date, studies have shown that there is no difference in the outcome of EVLA with either type of fibre.

For more information regarding the Radial Fibre, please discuss this with Dr Paraskevas at your initial visit.

Watch how the radial fibre treatment is a game changer in the treatment of varicose veins:

Worried about your veins?

Make an appointment to see phlebologist Dr Peter Paraskevas in our Vein Health Melbourne or Sydney clinics, and get your veins assessed and treated today.

We provide fast and easy, walk-in walk-out treatments. Our minimally invasive treatments utilise world-class technologies to achieve the best patient outcomes. Our results speak for themselves – see our before & after gallery.


Why choose us?

  • Walk-in, walk-out treatment in our accredited facility
  • High success rates
  • No general anaesthetic
  • No hospitalisation
  • Medicare rebates apply
  • Minimal downtime or time away from work
  • Comprehensive after-care and follow-up scans and reviews
Seek Expert Advice from one of Australia’s Leading PhlebologistsDr. Peter Paraskevas Phlebologist, Medical Director

Dr Peter Paraskevas is expert in the assessment and treatment of Varicose Veins. For 20 years Vein Health Medical Clinic has provided the latest in non-surgical laser, radiofrequency and sclerotherapy treatments and combined this with state-of-the-art ultrasound diagnostic testing to treat varicose veins and venous disease.

The content provided in this article is provided for information and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice and consultation.

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