Treatments for Varicose Veins
Vein Health Medical Clinic provides all up-to-date varicose veins treatment methods for varicose veins, spider veins, lymphoedema, and leg ulcers, without the pain and scarring side effects of traditional surgery. Our philosophy is to provide an holistic approach to varicose vein treatment, bringing together the latest and safest non-surgical techniques.
AccuVein illuminates veins that may be otherwise undetectable with the naked eye. This improves accuracy of treatment and allows the Phlebologist to confirm visually that the treatment has been successful.
How does it work? Hemoglobin in the blood absorbs infrared light. When the device is held above the skin, veins appear noticeably different than the surrounding tissue. The veins shows up clearly on the skin’s surface, aiding and simplifying varicose vein location for treatment.
The Gold Standard Treatment of spider veins is Direct Vision Sclerotherapy, also known as Standard Sclerotherapy or Microsclerotherapy.
Direct Vision Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a special solution through a tiny needle into the spider veins, which causes them to collapse and eventually harden over. This hardening process is also known as "Sclerosis". Once the veins have hardened over, the body will gradually absorb them over the coming weeks to months.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS) is a highly specialised procedure for treating advanced varicose veins that are hidden beneath the skin.
The procedure is extremely safe and effective, involving injecting a sclerosant solution into the abnormal veins using ultrasound guidance, causing the vein wall to collapse. The veins dissolve and disappear as the body gradually absorbs them.
EVLA is the latest method for the treatment of major veins, previously treated by "stripping" surgery.
With ultrasound guidance, a laser fibre is placed into the abnormal vein through a tiny incision. The vein is then numbed with local anaesthetic, and the laser activated as the fibre is slowly removed. This produces a reaction in the vein wall along the treated section, resulting in collapse and sclerosis of the vein wall with minimal discomfort.
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, that leads to immediate closure of the vein. Once the vein is treated by RF Ablation, it will gradually undergo complete absorption by the body and disappear over time.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy is the surgical removal of visible varicose veins, through keyhole incision.
The procedure eliminates varicose veins through a series of small punctures (as tiny as 1mm) made in the skin adjacent to the vein. The varicose vein is then removed in small segments. The veins are detected both visually and through the use of Doppler ultrasound.