Restore your legs to their normal former life.
If you’re self-conscious about Varicose Veins on your legs, now is the time to recover your confidence and show off clear, rejuvenated legs. Our Varicose Vein treatments can relieve symptoms as well as restore your legs to their natural, smooth canvas.
Our experience in treating Varicose Veins for over 20 years makes us well placed to give realistic expectations. Our range of treatments allows us to work with you to determine the optimal cost effective choice with Surgery being the absolute last option. Our aim is about achieving the best long term results with minimal downtime and immediate return to normal activity.
Varicose Veins are enlarged blood vessels that form beneath the skin surface. The one-way valves in the veins that would normally channel the blood back to the heart do not function properly, causing the blood to ‘pool’ in the veins.
This pooling stretches the veins, creating swollen and twisted blood vessels that appear under the skin as blue, rope-like veins. These veins can become large and unattractive and can produce symptoms such as tired, heavy, aching, burning, itching or cramping legs.
With modern technology, nearly all Varicose Vein Treatments can be performed in a Leg Vein clinic without hospital, surgery or downtime.
The choice of which treatment is best for you will vary depending on a number of factors, including the size and position of your Varicose Veins, and whether there are any underlying blood flow or reflux problems.
Most Varicose Veins can be treated by surface sclerotherapy if there is no significant underlying venous pathology.
When Varicose Veins are associated with underlying venous pathology, managing these deeper veins requires either Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS), EndoVenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) or Radiofrequency.
At the Collins Cosmetic Clinic we specialise in minimally invasive leg vein treatments without surgery. After a Leg Vein Consultation and Ultrasound assessment of your Varicose Veins with one of our doctors in the rare situation that surgery is needed then this can be arranged for you.
The benefits of Varicose Vein treatments aren’t only aesthetic, they’re effective at achieving pain relief too. Our Varicose Vein treatments can create:
No. Non-surgical treatments have replaced the need for surgical stripping procedures in nearly all patients with Varicose Veins. The beauty of these newer Ultrasound Guided Laser and Radiofrequency treatments are that they can be done in our rooms, with no general anaesthetic, minimal downtime and great long term results.
Ultrasound Guided Laser and Radio Frequency treatments are both methods of delivering heat to the inside of Varicose Veins to shut down and seal off these veins.
A small catheter is inserted into the skin, and either a laser fibre or radio frequency fibre is guided by ultrasound imaging into the Varicose Vein being treated. The Varicose Vein can then be heated to seal off the damaged vein.
No. Ultrasound Guided Laser and Radio Frequency treatments can be done within our Leg Vein clinic without needing hospitalisation or a general anaesthetic.
Generally speaking, expect the out of pocket expenses with Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy to be around $750-$1000 per leg.
For catheter procedures with Laser or Radiofrequency expect the out of pocket cost to be around $2500 for one leg and $4500 if both legs are treated
Over 50% of all people will develop surface and/or Varicose Veins at some time in their life. There is a significant relationship between heredity and the development of both Spider Vein and Varicose Vein formation, meaning that if your parents or grandparents have experienced the condition, there is a greater likelihood you will develop it also. The conditions can occur at any age but usually commence between the ages of 18 – 35 years and peaks between 50 – 60 years of age.
Yes, it is not uncommon to have both Spider veins and Varicose veins at the same time as both conditions are very common. The development of one condition has no bearing on the development of the other, however if both types of veins are present it can influence the treatment plan. Generally speaking if both Varicose and Spider veins need to be treated the larger Varicose veins are treated first.
Avoid any creams or mositurisers on your legs on the day of your treatment. If you already have compression stockings bring these with you to the appointment. You will need to tell us if you plan any long distance plane flights in the month after treatment. Wear comfortable shoes to the treatment as you will need to walk afterwards.
Normal activities and work can be resumed immediately after treatment but you will need to take a walk at a steady pace for at least 30 minutes immediately after treatment. Daily walking is also important for 2 weeks after treatment. You will need to wear compression stockings, with the time necessary varying with your exact treatment but can be for 1-2 weeks. It is advisable to avoid strenuous gym workouts for 1 week after treatment as this can reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
Before and after images are presented purely as a reference point of the results that can be achieved. Everyone is unique and outcomes will vary and realistic expectations need to be discussed on a case by case basis.
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