Types of Varicose Vein Treatments

March 20, 2020 The Vein Institute

Less than a decade ago, varicose vein surgery was limited to stripping and in-hospital procedures. In today’s modern medical world there are many types of varicose vein treatment options available, from laser to superglue. Let’s take a look at each –

Types of Varicose Vein Treatments:

1. Sclerotherapy

One of the most popular treatments is called ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. For this procedure, the area is numbed with a local anesthetic and then a tiny catheter is inserted into a varicose vein to inject a sealant.

The sealant is a chemical agent that makes the walls of the vein stick to each other, causing the entire vein to collapse.

Within a short time, the now-closed vein is absorbed into surrounding tissues, and blood flow is automatically re-routed to healthier veins in the area. A few weeks later, all traces of the veins on the surface of the skin have disappeared.

2. Endovenous laser ablation

Another example is endovenous laser ablation, which uses the heat from a laser to seal shut diseased veins. Similar to sclerotherapy, the heat is introduced into the diseased vein through a very thin catheter.

3. Radiofrequency ablation

A related technique is called radiofrequency ablation, which uses the heat of radiofrequency waves to close diseased veins.

Both endovenous and radiofrequency ablation are well suited for large varicose veins and require very little recovery time because there is no major operation.

4. Medical superglue

In addition, The Vein Institute is one of the pioneers in Australia of a modern non-surgical technique called medical superglue (Venaseal™), which uses a tested medical adhesive to safely and effectively close varicose veins.

The benefits are that the medical superglue sets within minutes, and there is no need for the prolonged healing process associated with other treatments.

Types of Varicose Vein Treatments

How is modern varicose vein treatment faster, safer and more reliable?

At The Vein Institute, the treatments we use for varicose veins are all non-surgical, minimally invasive, walk-in-walk-out procedures.

The term “minimally invasive” means that the techniques only require a needle stick or tiny incisions to complete and is able to reduce trauma to the body. In addition, all of our procedures:

  • Are extremely effective
  • Are performed in our clinic (no hospitalisation)
  • Require no time away from work
  • Require no general anaesthetic
  • Have a higher success rate than previously achieved with stripping

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The doctors at The Vein Institute specialise in varicose vein treatment. We offer patients a comprehensive treatment program to treat varicose veins, with non-surgical laser treatment techniques. The benefits of laser treatment to patients are;

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

To book a consultation and discuss our treatment program, call 1300 535 017. Or, complete the form below to receive a call back from one of The Vein Institute team.