At the recent Australasian College Cosmetic Surgeon’s Workshop in Basic Sclerotherapy, our own Dr Peter Paraskevas presented a morning of lectures and an afternoon of patient cases. The one-day workshop at the Sofitel in Melbourne was attended by registrars of the college.
In the morning sessions, Dr Paraskevas covered an introduction to sclerotherapy, setting up a phlebology practice, patient assessment and CEAP classification, and anatomy and physiology. By late morning it was sclerosant agents and mechanism of action, sclerotherapy techniques, cosmetic sclerotherapy, and complications of sclerotherapy.
In the afternoon, the group observed Dr Paraskevas’ speaking with and treating a patient. He demonstrated taking history, patient examination, preparation of sclerosant, injecting techniques, and aftercare. He treated both legs with a combination of ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy, direct vision foam sclerotherapy and direct vision liquid sclerotherapy. The various sclerotherapy injection techniques were demonstrated, and the registrars were given ample time to ask questions and discuss the intricacies the sclerotherapy procedure.
Worried about your veins?
Make an appointment to see phlebologist Dr Peter Paraskevas in our Vein Health Melbourne or Sydney clinics, and get your veins assessed and treated today.
We provide fast and easy, walk-in walk-out treatments. Our minimally invasive treatments utilise world-class technologies to achieve the best patient outcomes. Our results speak for themselves – see our before & after gallery.
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Walk-in, walk-out treatment in our accredited facility
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Dr Peter Paraskevas is expert in the assessment and treatment of Varicose Veins. For 20 years Vein Health Medical Clinic has provided the latest in non-surgical laser, radiofrequency and sclerotherapy treatments and combined this with state-of-the-art ultrasound diagnostic testing to treat varicose veins and venous disease.
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