Everything You Need To Know about Varicose Veins | The Vein Institute

January 24, 2021 The Vein Institute

Varicose veins affect up to 3o per cent of the Australian population. Also, when a condition is this common, it can vary in the way it appears, what causes it, and how the person reacts to it. For everything you need to know about causes, management and treatment, we have pulled together a definitive guide. In it you will learn:

  • What are varicose veins?
  • The causes of varicose veins
  • Can varicose veins be prevented?
  • Managing the symptoms of varicose veins
  • How to treat varicose veins


Interestingly, varicose veins themselves normally don’t pose much of a risk, but in some cases, they can be symptomatic of more serious underlying health issues. And if we do not treat them, they may lead to more worrying concerns such as blood clots, ulcers and burst veins. While these problems are quite uncommon, if there is any family history of vein diseases then it’s important to be wary.

The physical appearance of varicose veins can also be of concern to the person affected. Twisting and bulging veins that tend to rope across the legs can be quite unsightly and leave people feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable. Furthermore, this often leads to a deteriorative effect on confidence and mental health. When there’s a physical change that you have very little control over, it’s understandable why many people want to remove their veins removed.

Download our guide to learn about prevention methods and for a more detailed understanding of management and treatment. Below is a top-level overview:

Varicose vein treatment


Seek expert advice

The doctors at The Vein Institute specialise in varicose vein treatment. Also, we offer patients a comprehensive program using non-surgical laser treatment techniques.

The benefits are:

  • Walk-in walk-out treatment
  • 98% success rate
  • Extremely effective
  • Can be performed at a clinic (no hospitalisation)
  • No general anaesthetic
  • Medicare rebates apply
  • No downtime or time away from work

To book a consultation and discuss our treatment program, call  1300 535 017. You can also make an enquiry via the Contact Us page.