Varicose Veins, the name sounds familiar these days. The name refers for those veins on the leg that have become enlarged and tortuous. It may be mild for many but for the others it can cause aching, pain, itching, night cramps and discomfort.
What causes leg veins?
They develop in the legs because of the pressure required in the lower part of the body to return blood back to the heart. Varicose veins are non-functional and can damage the valves and allow blood to pool causing the appearance of varicose veins. With the time they become swollen and painful.
It is a common problem that affects approximately 50% of the population aged between 30 years to 70 years.
- Aching and heavy legs
- Appearance of spider veins on the leg
- Swollen ankle
- Discoloration of the skin near the affected area
- Redness and dryness of the area
- Prolonged standing
- Leg injury
- Abdominal straining
- Crossing legs at the knees or ankles
Leg vein Treatment
Sclerotherapy or Laser treatment
This is a commonly performed non-surgical treatment for leg veins where medicine sclerosant is injected into the veins to make them shrink. The medicines used as sclerosant are polidocanol (POL), sodium tetradecyl sulphate (STS), Sclerodex (Canada), Hypertonic Saline, Glycerin and Chromated Glycerin. STS (branded Fibrovein in Australia) and Polidocanol (branded Asclera in the United States, Aethoxysklerol in Australia).
Other non surgical treatment
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
This technique is used to treat varicose veins involving the great and/or small saphenous venous systems in the legs. The energy from the laser damages the walls of the veins, which effectively closes the refluxing (insufficient) vein. This procedure takes approximately one hour to perform, and the patient can resume normal activities the same day.
Leg Vein Treatment Sydney
If you want to undergo this treatment; search for the clinics that offer Sclerotherapy in Sydney. Fix an appointment with one of the clinics and meet them personally. Ask them about the treatment and clear all your doubts.
These treatments can’t be carried out on everybody that’s why a word with the specialist is important. If you have somebody within your circle that has undergone this treatment; contact them and ask about their experience.
Sclerotherapy western Sydney
When in Sydney; you can contact LaSante Medi Spa. They offer both Sclerotherapy and Endovenous Laser Ablation for treating spider veins. All their treatments are carried under the supervision of a healthcare specialist. Apart from this; they also offer other skin care treatments at reasonable rates. Take an appointment to know about which treatment suits you the best.