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A phlebologist is a medically qualified doctor with post-graduate training for expert diagnosis and treatment of many forms of venous disease. This covers varicose and spider veins, clotting disorders, vascular birthmarks, leg ulcers and related conditions.read more
Varicose veins can be hereditary and as such, problem veins can have been our long-time friends before we start thinking about getting treatment for them. But at what point should you seek treatment for varicose veins?read more
Having performed over 5000 sclerotherapy procedures, the most difficult legs to treat are those with what I refer to as hidden reticular veins or feeders.
Reticular veins are blue surface veins that are usually present in the outside part of the thigh and lower leg. They are also referred to as “feeders” as they feed the smaller spider veins. Phlebology 101 teaches you to treat these feeders first before even attempting to treat the spider veins. This way you can ensure permanent and successful results and help avoid matting.read more
Varicose veins are often thought of as a purely cosmetic concern and having treatment for problem veins a bit of vanity. However, left untreated there are a number of serious complications which can occur. You might raise your eyebrows to hear that Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT or blood clots) is one of those possible complications.read more
The skin in the area of a varicose vein can become itchy and irritated and may change colour. If this happens you may have Venous Dermatitis. Our veins are full of one-way valves that help to pump the blood forward around the body and away from our skin.read more
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