Varicose veins and spider veins are different in appearance but have the same causes. In varicose veins, the valves are diseased and do not fully close to prevent backflow of blood (refluxing). This results in bulging veins in the legs which are often bluish or purple in appearance. Varicose veins can be painful and can cause numbness and fatigue in the legs; and in severe cases can lead to leg ulcers. Spider veins are small discoloured veins that have a web-like appearance. These veins are usually painless and are treated cosmetically. At Total Face Group, we have clinics in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Canberra that are dedicated to vein treatment to enable patients to look and feel the way they want.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM VEIN TREATMENT
Treating leg veins during their early stages is vital as it can prevent the condition from worsening and can save patients from expensive treatments that are usually entailed with severe forms of leg veins. For the past years, leg veins are treated with tiny injections, however these days, the most popular leg vein treatment is sclerotherapy. This innovation in leg vein treatment is considered to be more effective, comfortable and safer as compared to older methods. Spider leg veins can be successfully treated through this technique as well as large varicose veins which during the past years can only be treated by stripping surgery. This treatment is rather painless and the session may only last for about half an hour. It can also suit both male and female patients and usually does not interrupt with their daily activities. Whereas, surgical treatments can pose several disadvantages such as: surgical scars, possible risks accompanied in all invasive procedures, longer recovery phase and will incur a considerable increase of costs compared to this non-surgical method.
A special mixture is foamed and injected into the affected veins under ultra-sound control. The administered substance drifts through abnormal veins that triggers a strong effect but quickly flows through normal veins to protect them from its powerful effect. This technique is safe, painless, affordable and may only take 30 minutes in one of our clinics to complete the session. Patients can go back to their usual activities right after the procedure.
Spider leg veins and smaller leg veins can be effectively and safely treated using a standard form of sclerotherapy. Levels of discomfort that can be experienced during the procedure are generally tolerable and the administration of inhaled anesthesia can reduce pain dramatically.
Sclerotherapy is only done at our Moonee Ponds skin clinic.
POTENTIAL CANDIDATES FOR VEIN TREATMENT
If you have symptoms suggestive of venous disease, it is recommended to request consultation with a specialist in this area. Potential candidates are those who have upsetting varicose or spider veins in the leg who are in good overall health. The physician will conduct a medical history and physical examination. If you are a good candidate, the physician will conduct a venous mapping of the legs and create an individualised treatment plan.
The decision to undergo a vein treatment is extremely personal. You will have to weigh your options and decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and the risks and potential complications are acceptable. A consent form is necessary to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and its associated risks.
- Change in skin sensation
- Hyper pigmentation
- Persistent pain
- Swelling and bruising
MAKE A BOOK OR ENQUIRY FOR VEIN TREATMENT
To make a booking or enquiry for vein treatment, just contact our general number on 13 32 23 or one of our Melbourne clinics and speak to one of our friendly staff today!