Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can be much more of a problem that purely cosmetic. Up to 40% of women & 20% of men suffer from symptoms, which include fatigue, pain and swelling. Left untreated venous disease can progress to skin changes, discolouration, inflammation & ulcers.

Capital Coast Surgery specialises in the non-surgical treatment of Varicose Veins

What are Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?

Varicose Veins

Veins carry deoxygenated blood back to our heart. In our legs, are two groups of veins, deep and superficial. The superficial veins, just below the skin surface, deliver blood to the deep veins that run within our calf and thigh muscles. The muscular action of our calves helps to pump the blood against the force of gravity towards the heart. One-way valves inside the veins ensure the blood flows efficiently.

If these valves fail, blood tends to pool in the superficial veins. Over time, the affected veins distend with blood, becoming knobbly, twisted and tortuous (become ‘varicose’).

Spider Veins

Spider veins are a type of varicose veins, smaller and closer to the surface of the skin. They are often red or blue, and can have the appearance of tree branches or spider webs. They are mostly found on a person’s legs or face.

Non-surgical treatment options for Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

Endovenous Laser Ablation

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Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) is a state of the art, minimally invasive technique used to eliminate large varicose veins. It is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthetic.

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Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS) is a specialised technique for treating primary and recurrent varicose veins.

The procedure is extremely safe and effective.

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Microsclerotherapy

Microsclerotherapy, is the injection of a sclerosant into spider or blue veins. The abnormal vein is irreversibly damaged, goes into spasm and collapses. Over a short period the walls of the collapsed vein fuse and the vein is absorbed.

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