Dr Paraskevas (https://www.veinhealth.com.au/about-dr-peter-paraskevas), a specialised vein doctor (phlebologist), said the traditional treatment had been venous stripping under general anaesthetic, an invasive procedure that had deterred many patients from having their veins treated. “However, there are now alternative treatments on a walk-in-walk-out basis which can be performed in a private clinic by trained phlebologists.”

At Vein Health Medical Clinic, Dr Paraskevas, a Fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology, is dedicated to treating varicose veins. He has a special interest in duplex ultrasound investigation of venous disease, with a focus on large, symptomatic varicose veins and venous ulcers.

He also treats less problematic but unsightly spider veins and reticular (blue, feeding) veins. Dr Paraskevas offers up-to-date surgical and non-surgical procedures and veins of any size can be treated using a range of approaches, including ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy for difficult to see veins, ambulatory phlebectomy for larger surface veins and endovenous laser ablation for the larger hidden veins.

All patients undergo a comprehensive diagnostic process and careful follow-up.

VEIN HEALTH MEDICAL CLINIC is at Collins Place Professional Suites, Suite 10, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne. Details: 1300 281 339 or visit www.veinhealth.com.au