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.
A. All treatments require the use of specialised support bandages and daily walks for 14 days.
A. Any number or combination of treatment options may be used but the exact treatment plan will depend on the condition and extent of abnormal leg 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.
A. The earlier the better. The treatment of abnormal leg veins early may assist in reducing the extent of damage to the skin and deeper veins.
A. No. With increasing severity and extent of vein abnormality, there is a greater challenge to the treating phlebologist but even minor improvements will help reduce progression and possibly eliminate symptoms such as leg pain.
A. Treated veins will only reoccur if the initial treatment was incomplete or unsuccessful. In any case new veins are expected to appear but at a reduced rate.
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).
A. Yes. It is advisable to have leg veins treated before a planned pregnancy because it is best to commence a pregnancy whilst in good health. Additional or repeat treatments may readily be offered after pregnancy.
A. Non-surgical treatments options may be offered to ALL patients especially those who have received surgical treatment previously.