Varicose veins are bulky or enlarged veins that often appear on the legs, commonly on the thigh or at the back of the calves. This can be treated successfully through sclerotherapy.
Like us, a number of skin clinics offer effective varicose veins treatment in Melbourne through various treatment options, depending on the case.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins can be attributed to genetics as well as physical stress. Those who have had parents suffering from varicose veins, therefore, have a high chance of developing varicose veins as they age. There are also a number of other factors involved that are vital factors in determining the extent of the condition. While it may be mild in some, others may experience it more than usual.
Of the multiple factors and causes of varicose veins, genetics and age can be considered the primary causes. Other factors could be hormonal medication, menopause, pregnancy, etc. With pregnancy leading to an increased volume of blood, combined with the weight of the baby, the pressure on the venous system is greatly increased, causing the veins to start bulging.
Obesity is yet another cause that could lead to the development of spider veins or varicose veins.
Veins have one job and one job alone – paving the way for blood to flow toward the heart. This one-way valve ensures that the blood flow is maintained in one direction only, which is toward the heart. Sometimes, these valves malfunction, causing blood to flow in the wrong direction. If the valve continues to malfunction and causes blood to keep flowing in the wrong direction, the pressure built by the blood in the vein leads to swelling, which is essentially what a varicose vein is.
It is important to understand that varicose veins do not develop overnight. It can take years to develop and becomes more obvious as we age. The possibility of finding the right varicose veins treatment in Melbourne depends on the extent of your condition and the dermatologist treating you.
Varicose veins are treated at our clinic in Melbourne through sclerotherapy, which involves a fluid being injected into the malfunctioning vein which leads to the vein being closed. Since the treatment needs a number of factors to be carefully considered as part of the preparation, one must find out the list of dos and don’ts beforehand. Tight clothing and air travel must be avoided for a couple of weeks after the treatment to ensure the success of treatment.
Laser is yet another treatment method that has gained popularity lately. This is more sought-after to treat facial veins. Your dermatologist can help you figure out the chances of success in your case using laser vein removal.
At Cosmetic Skin Doctors clinic, we offer an in-depth consultation where we analyse your condition and find out everything we need to know before we proceed with the treatment. Since some treatment options for varicose veins may not be suitable for every patient, we take an ultrasound to help identify possible issues such as a deep vein being damaged.
Depending on the patient’s condition, we recommend treatment that will first bring the functioning of the veins to what it should be before treating the varicose veins.
The treatment takes a while to show results and your limbs may therefore seem worse at first before they begin to show some effect. The sclerosant may also leave a bruise at the site that the injection is administered. However, this will fade with time. You may also notice swelling and redness around the site that the injection is administered.
It is also important to understand that the treatment causes iron pigments to release from the veins that are being treated. This could make the veins seem darker and cause the skin to change colour. This will resolve within weeks as the body starts absorbing these pigments.
A sign of the treatment being successful is tender lumps that may occur which subsides with walking about.
Sclerotherapy is perfectly safe as a treatment for varicose veins in Melbourne and shows effective results. Dermatologists have also begun using laser vein removal as a treatment option. You can have a better understanding of the right treatment for you through proper consultation with one of our esteemed skin doctors who have successfully been treating varicose veins for years.
At CSD Clinic, we have teams of expert dermatologists that are well-experienced in dealing with various conditions, including varicose veins treatment. Through a thorough initial consultation, we can help identify the extent in your case and provide treatment options that are customised for you for the most effective outcome.
You can contact us or book a consultation with our skin experts for a better understanding of the treatment options and services we offer.
*Results may vary from patient to patient.