Q15. What types of NON surgical treatments are there?

A. All non-surgical treatments are administered in fully equipped procedural centres. NO general anaesthetic, NO cut, NO stitch, NO overnight stay, NO hospitalisation and NO need for bed rest. The treatment is often referred to as ‘walkin, walk-out’ because patients are literally required to walk immediately after treatment.

Q18. What happens to the treated veins?

A. Both sclerotherapy and endovenous laser aim to destroy the abnormal veins only. The successfully treated abnormal vein is reclaimed by the body and is no longer visible and cannot contribute to the development of more abnormal veins. The remaining, normal deeper veins and superficial veins take the load of returning blood back to the heart.

Q22. What may happen if abnormal leg veins are left untreated?

A. Abnormal leg veins left untreated will NOT improve over time and will most likely worsen. There is also the added increased risk of varicose vein related problems such as deep vein thrombosis (blood clot obstructing the deep vein) and thrombophlebitis (tender, inflamed surface vein).