Does Varicose Veins Treatment Hurt?

August 9, 2021 The Vein Institute

First, one of the most common questions: does varicose veins treatment hurt? Many people wonder and even avoid treating their varicose veins as they believe the procedure can be invasive and painful. Nevertheless, this is a myth.

Indeed, technology has improved dramatically over the years, and now provides patients with a variety of treatment options considered to be practically painless. Also, the different treatment options and any pain associated with them below.
How to get rid of varicose veins

Does Varicose Veins Treatment Hurt?

For the vast majority of patients, no. In fact, as the procedures are minimally invasive, most patients only experience mild discomfort. And this mild discomfort can come from the initial sting from the local anaesthetic, which usually lasts around 20-30 seconds. Also, the doctor will arrange medication or supplements before the procedure if needed to minimise pain and discomfort. This helps to reduce anxiety and produce a calming effect. Finally, for patients taking these medications or supplements, we require a carer or relative to transport you home.

What are the Types of Non-invasive Treatments we Offer at The Vein Institute?

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

This treatment is non-surgical, with no scarring and virtually no downtime. We inject a special medication into the diseased veins in order to collapse the vein and allow the body to absorb the sealed vein. After that, the appearance usually improves over a few weeks and continues to improve for about three months.
Varicose Veins Treatment

Endovenous Therapy

Also known as endovenous laser ablation or radiofrequency ablation. Here, we make a tiny incision and feed a laser fibre into the vein. We perform these treatments using local anaesthetic. On top of that, this treatment is a minimally invasive and a gold standard treatment requiring no hospitalisation or general anaesthetic.
Varicose Veins Laser

Venaseal “Medical Super Glue”

Venaseal is a modern, non-surgical treatment that uses a medical adhesive to treat varicose veins. Also, medical superglue sets within minutes, which means that it has a faster healing process than other treatments.
VenaSeal Medical Superglue

Compression Therapy

Finally, patients who have small varicose veins may relief from their symptoms by wearing compression stockings.
Legs Compression Stockings

With advancements in technology, treatments are now practically painless. So, if you have been putting off varicose vein treatment it may put your mind to ease that our “gold standard” treatments are all walk-in, walk-out, require minimal downtime, no hospital stay, or general anaesthetic. To talk to one of our Patient Liaison Managers or Doctors, call us on 1300 535 017.