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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’.
Prominent “reticular” veins (periorbital veins) around the eyes are a common concern, patients globally are unaware they can be effectively and safely treated non-surgically.
Some work can be a pain in the neck, but a number of diverse professions in regional Victoria can also be a pain in the leg, according to a leading Victorian vein doctor.
There is a myth surrounding the uncomfortable protruding veins on the legs that seem to appear almost from nowhere as we age. This myth persistently catches most people out, because they have assumed all their lives that their varicose veins were caused by something they did during their lifetime.
Cosmetic procedures, as with any form of operation, are not without the risk of complications. Therefore, if you’re considering receiving any form of cosmetic surgery, you should learn about the procedure and educate yourself on the associated risks, as well as how to minimise those risks.
Dr Paraskevas of Vein Health Medical Clinic (part of Paras Clinic) was once again honoured to represent the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) and the Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP) at the Annual Sclerotherapy Workshop for ACCS registrars in Melbourne.
Varicose veins are an unpleasant and often uncomfortable fact of life. Most of us will have noticed some of these popping up, but what about the varicose veins you can’t see?
Lipoedema (or lipodema) and lymphedema are two medical conditions that are often mistaken for one another. Although similar in name, these two conditions impact the body in significantly different ways.
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.
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.
Everyone wants to be the best version of themselves that they can be. It’s only natural. However, one of the most common requests we hear at our surgery is: “Take it all out, Doc! I don’t want any fat left behind,”
There’s a surprising amount of misinformation on the internet about home remedies promising to fix your varicose veins for good.
Pregnancy is a beautiful time, but it’s not always as easy as the movies make it out to be.
Many women first notice varicose veins while pregnant and may experience symptoms like muscle cramps at night, heaviness in the legs, aching, swelling, pain, or even itching and dermatitis in the legs.
The word “cankle” became widespread in pop culture when Jason Alexander’s character in the movie Shallow Hal used the term to describe an overweight women’s lower leg.
Aging, a lack of mobility, obesity, and previous leg injuries are all predisposing factors which can lead to swollen and enlarged veins, also known as varicose veins. If you’ve never been assessed, you may wonder what it feels like to have varicose veins?
For thousands of Australians suffering the symptoms of varicose veins, the consideration to undergo medical treatment is often at the forefront of their minds. But if you decide to undergo these types of treatments, is it a permanent fix for your varicose veins? Will varicose veins come back? To answer this, we need to look at the treatments and their effects in a little more detail.
State Government issues important changes to regulations surrounding day procedure centres for cosmetic surgeries such as liposuction in Victoria.
To look at varicose veins, you may think it’s possible for them to bleed externally quite easily. They appear as a web of vessels quite full of blood.
Over recent years, the negative health consequences of sitting all day have become well known. Put simply, sitting all day is bad. But is a standing desk really any better for us?
One of the most common problems which can affect the legs and feet, particularly in older people, is varicose vein disease.
What are cankles? If your ankles are swollen, overlarge, or seem to merge with your calves rather than being clearly defined, you may know them as 'cankles'. This term describes the appearance the lower leg has when there is excess fatty tissue below the knee. To help...
At first it sounds like the perfect plan – a quick and cheap holiday to a nearby country and enjoying a cocktail while you relax by the poolside, recovering from your liposuction.
Periorbital veins stretch underneath the eye, around the eye socket, and up across the temple. In normal circumstances these veins are invisible under the skin.
The symptoms of varicose veins may vary from patient to patient. In many cases, there may not be any symptoms at all.
Dr Paraskevas was once again honoured to represent the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) and the Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP) at the Annual Sclerotherapy Workshop for ACCS registrars in Melbourne.
We have big news for people seeking treatment for varicose veins and venous disease!
We normally take copious care in all the details of booking our holidays and far flung adventures, but have you given any thought to the health of your veins during your flight?
In the past it has been tricky for phlebologists and health professionals to define vein disorders because of the range and severity of symptoms.
Dr Paraskevas Demonstrates the Latest in Vein Treatments at the XVIII UIP World Congress of Phlebology
From 4th to 8th February, the Australasian College of Phlebology hosted the XVIII UIP World Congress of Phlebology in Melbourne.