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Vein Treatment Advancements

VARICOSE veins is a common problem in the community, but what most people don’t realise is that it can worsen and contribute to the development of complications, including leg swelling, dermatitis, venous ulcers and clots, phlebologist Peter Paraskevas said. A phlebologist is a specialised vein doctor.

“The traditional treatment has been venous stripping under general anaesthetic. This invasive procedure has deterred many patients from having their veins treated,” Dr Paraskevas said. “However, there are now alternative vein treatments on a walk in-walk out basis which can be performed in a private clinic by trained phlebologists.”

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Take the strain off veins

VARICOSE veins are common, but what most people don’t realise is that varicose vein disease can worsen and cause complications. These include oedema (leg swelling), venous eczema (dermatitis), lipodermatosclerosis (thickened, contracted skin in the lower leg), thrombophlebitis (blood clots and inflammation of the veins) and venous ulcers.

At Vein Health Medical Clinic, phlebologist Dr Peter Paraskevas, a fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology, specialises in the treatment of varicose veins.

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Laser and Varicose Veins

ONE of the most common statements that phlebologist Dr Peter Paraskevas hears from patients is that doctors have told them laser treatment won’t work for their varicose veins. He says it’s hard to know whether these doctors are referring to superficial laser (laser used in treating surface pigmentation or hair removal) or endovenous laser (laser used to treat internal varicose veins.)

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Goodbye to Varicose Veins

NOT LONG ago the only way to erase varicose and spider veins was to endure the pain and scarring of surgical stripping. And even then the veins could reappear or new ones develop. But Vein Health Medical Clinic offers non-surgical prevention and treatment of large, painful varicose veins, leg ulcers, post surgical varicose vein recurrence and spider veins.

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What expectant mothers must know about varicose veins

Statistics show that 8 out of 10 women who have had 2 or more pregnancies will experience varicose veins in the lower half of their body. Dr Peter Paraskevas, Executive Board Member of The Australasian College of Phlebology and a leader in the non-surgical treatment of varicose veins has provided the following insights into an important health concern for all women who are pregnant.

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