Blog & Articles
One of the risk factors for varicose veins is spending a lot of time on your feet. If you work in a profession where standing is a necessity, like health care, factory work or teaching you might be wondering if anything can be done to limit the risk of developing varicose veins.read more
Many people who call or attend our practice often ask “Why is Laser treatment for varicose veins so expensive?”
To answer this question effectively, it is important to understand what goes into performing endovenous laser ablation (EVLA).read more
Varicose veins that appear during pregnancy can cause discomfort, cramps and swelling. Let’s walk through everything you need to know about varicose veins and pregnancy.read more
With modern technological advancements in Medicine, most people find it difficult to understand why traditional vein surgery is still considered an option for treating varicose veins. For a long time there was only one way to reduce varicose veins and that was with a procedure known as “stripping”.read more
With over 15 years of experience in assessing and treating Venous Disease, I constantly encounter patients who present with failed Vein Treatments. There are 5 main reasons why vein treatment may not be successful and result in extreme unhappiness and disillusionment.read more
Many patients who call us at Vein Health Medical are unsure as to whether they have varicose veins or spider veins. To add to the confusion, patients will often have both spider veins and varicose veins at the same time. How can you tell the difference between the two?
As you may already know, Venaseal is a treatment that involves the application of a Medical Grade ‘Superglue’ into the disease vein, that collapses and permanently seals the vein off. It is a quick, minimally invasive procedure that takes approximately 15 minutes in experienced hands.read more
Over the years, many of my patients have often asked if there were any natural remedies for the treatment of their spider veins and varicose veins. They would often refer to a cream they saw at the Pharmacy or a tablet they came across on a TV advert. Horse Chest Nut...read more
Surgical Stripping. Sounds painful.
That’s pretty much the general consensus of people who have actually had the treatment. But for quite some time surgical stripping of veins was the only option for people looking to relieve varicose vein disease and recurrent veins post-surgery was an ongoing problem.read more
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is one of the 2 Medicare Approved minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of major veins, previously treated by stripping surgery. As with Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), RFA relies on thermal (heat based) damage to the vein,...read more
A NEW medical-grade adhesive treatment that can close unsightly varicose veins in less than 20 minutes is now available as the latest treatment by using a “superglue”, says Dr Peter Paraskevas, of Vein Health Medical & Cosmetic.
The practice is located the CBD.read more
The team at Vein Health Medical Centre were on Channel Nine News last night with great news for Varicose Vein sufferers - VenaSeal is a new medical adhesive now available in Australia for the treatment of painful varicose veins.read more
With VenaSeal, medical grade glue, is placed within the diseased vein using a small catheter. VenaSeal effectively glues the vein wall together within seconds. Over the coming hours, the treated vein will permanently harden over and eventually undergo absorption by...read more
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) has become a gold standard treatment for most patients suffering from varicose veins, but it is about to get even better! Find out more below:read more
This 48 year old patient presents with extensive lower leg varicose vein disease and associated pigmentation of the skin.
She was treated with Endovenous Laser Ablation and Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy.read more
The decision to have your varicose veins or spider veins treated is a big one. Patients are often filled with trepidation or a feeling of anxiety or fear of the treatment and the final result.read more
I am often asked by patients if they can travel on a plane after their varicose vein treatment. At Vein Health Medical, there is a very strict protocol in place for plane travel post treatment.read more
Dr Peter Paraskevas attended the 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP) in beautiful Noosa on the Sunshine Coast.
The five day meeting included important lectures on advancements in Venous Treatments, original paper presentations and panel discussions covering many important areas of Phlebology.read more