Are ugly or painful veins annoying you? Now, there’s a new high-tech treatment using a laser. We asked The Vein Doctors Group at Miami to explain this cutting-edge remedy.
Men and women both suffer from problem leg veins, especially as we get older. Getting rid of them is sometimes just an aesthetic choice. But a lot of the time it is better for your health and can relieve pain too. Enter the Vein Doctors Group. They are not a cosmetic clinic.
This is the real deal. They do not treat veins unless they have performed an ultrasound first. This is to determine what is causing the problem with the veins in question and fixing the underlying problem.
VARICOSE VEINS THERAPY THROUGH LASER
Severe varicose veins can compromise the nutrition of your skin, leading to eczema, inflammation and even ulceration of the lower legs. Varicose veins can also lead to the development of blue veins on the feet and skin discolouration. In extreme cases, untreated varicose veins can lead to Deep Vein Thrombosis – a potential lifethreatening condition. So let’s get this stuff fixed.
The traditional way to get rid of varicose veins is for surgeons to cut open the leg and pull the veins out. It is called “stripping.” But now, there’s a laser. Endovenous Laser Ablation is used at Vein Doctors Group to treat larger veins. The great thing about Endovenous Laser Ablation is that there is no need for bed rest, inactivity, hospital admission or general anaesthetic.
40% to 80% of patients who have previously had stripping procedures experience recurrence after this procedure. Most phlebologists (vein doctors) don’t strip veins anymore. In fact, Australia is leading the way for minimally invasive modern treatments. Endovenous laser is proving to be much more successful simply because the varicose veins are much more unlikely to come back. The endovenous laser treatments do not leave scars or “nicks” post-procedure – very different to traditional in-hospital stripping.
Case Study 1
This nurse and mother of two had physical symptoms and wanted to remove the veins for cosmetic reasons. She was treated with ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy and microsclerotherapy. She returned to work the next day, and her physical symptoms were relieved.
Case Study 2
This rugby union football player and security officer have had varicose veins since 15 years of age associated with leg ulcers. He had endovenous laser ablation and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. He returned to work the day after treatment.
SPIDER VEINS THERAPY THROUGH LASER
The Vein Doctors Group see a lot of patients who have just had surface treatment and are dissatisfied with their results because many of the treated veins have returned. At Vein Doctors Group, they do treat spider veins, but they don’t guess where incompetent veins are. They plan treatment from an ultrasound scan and expect an 80-90% improvement 3-6 months after treatment.
This 52-year-old teacher’s aide has had spider veins accumulating over 20 years. She has had past cosmetic treatments which didn’t work permanently.
She was treated with ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and microsclerotherapy and returned to work same day. ■
To make an appointment
Miami Private Hospital & Specialist Centre
24 Hillcrest Parade, Miami
Ph: 1800 483 467
Private health fund rebates are now available.
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