Types of Varicose Veins Treatments

April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019 Erin Webley

Less than a decade ago, varicose vein treatment 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:

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

Another example is endovenous laser ablation, which uses the heat from a laser beam to seal shut diseased veins instead of the chemical agents used in sclerotherapy. Like sclerotherapy, the heat is introduced into the diseased vein through a very thin catheter. A related technique is called radiofrequency ablation, which uses the heat of radiofrequency waves to close diseased veins, instead of lasers or chemical agents. These two procedures are well suited for large varicose veins. Like sclerotherapy, these procedures require very little recovery time because there is no major operation to recover from.

In addition, we are 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. Benefits of this method are that the medical superglue sets within minutes, and there is no need for the prolonged heating process associated with other treatments.

Modern Varicose Vein Treatment Is 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, thus reducing the trauma to the body. In addition, all of our procedures:

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

Seek Advice

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.