Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in Sydney
Vein Health is dedicated to providing a comprehensive approach to the treatment of varicose veins, spider veins and venous disease, bringing together the latest and safest non-surgical treatments in a friendly and professional clinic environment. Established by Vein Health’s leading phlebologist Dr. Peter Paraskevas. Vein Health is committed to providing patients with the best possible standard of care in varicose vein treatment.
Vein Health’s Sydney clinic is in BMA House on Macquarie Street – overlooking Sydney Harbour and the Royal Botanic Gardens
Vein Health Sydney treats a range of leg vein conditions
These are large, dilated, ropey leg veins that bulge above the skin surface, and are usually blue or green in colour. They no longer serve the primary function of veins, which is to return blood to the heart. Varicose veins can occur alone or may be accompanied by symptoms of severe venous disease
Spider veins (or telangiectasias) are the tiny red or blue veins that can appear anywhere on the body, but more often on the legs, ankles, face, chest, or abdomen. Spider veins are extremely common and usually appear with larger dilated blood vessels (often blue / green in colour) called reticular veins
Severe Venous Disease
If varicose veins are left untreated, severe venous disease may occur. This condition may have signs such as eczema and swelling in the leg. Or, the skin around the lower leg may become discoloured, thickened or even ulcerated.As well as this, patients can experience heaviness, aching and tiredness in the leg.
Meet the team at Vein Health Clinic
Dr. Peter Paraskevas
Dr Peter Paraskevas founded Vein Health Vein Clinic after training with world-renowned phlebologists and vascular surgeons both in Australia and internationally. He has a passion for treating patients afflicted with chronic venous disease, venous ulceration and unsightly veins all across Australia, and operates clinics in both Sydney and Melbourne.
Dr Paraskevas is a leader in his field – he is heavily involved in the training and assessment of doctors aspiring to enter the specialty with the Australasian College of Phlebology, and regularly provides lectures in the field of phlebology both in a conference and seminar setting.
Varicose Vein Treatments Sydney
Vein Health provides all up-to-date varicose veins treatment methods for varicose veins, spider veins, lipoedema, and leg ulcers, without the pain and scarring side effects of traditional surgery. Vein Health prefers minimally invasive treatments like sclerotherapy, laser treatment, and vein glues; all but the most severe of varicose veins can be treated in this way.
Under ultrasound guidance, a laser fibre is placed into the abnormal vein through a tiny incision. When the laser is activated and 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.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is a highly specialised procedure 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.
The gold standard treatment of spider veins is sclerotherapy, also known as microsclerotherapy or direct vision sclerotherapy. It involves the injection of an irritating solution, through a tiny needle into the spider veins which causes them to close over and harden over.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) relies on thermal (heat based) damage to the vein, that leads to immediate closure of the vein. Once the vein is treated by radiofrequency ablation, it will gradually undergo complete absorption by the body and disappear over time.
VenaSeal is a medical grade glue that is placed within the varicose vein using a small catheter, sealing the vein wall together in seconds. Over the coming hours, the treated vein will permanently harden over and eventually undergo absorption by the body over several months.
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.