Treatment for Aching Varicose Veins: Patient Outcomes

Varicose Veins

1. Patient came to The Vein Institute after suffering for years with swollen and aching legs due to varicose veins.

Treatment: A combination of Endovenous Laser Ablation and foam sclerotherapy treatments, over 2 sessions.

The result: Mild pigmentation can be seen over the left calf, this will resolve with time. Patient advised that no further aching was experienced.

Closed up of before and after leg-results with varicose veins associated with aching on a clinic.

Before and after leg-results with varicose veins associated with aching on a clinic.

2. Patient had varicose veins in one leg and suffered severe aching, particularly during the Summer months.

Treatment: Veins were treated with ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, over 2 sessions.

The result: Patient is very happy and is no longer experiencing pain, the below result is 3 months after the initial treatment.

Before and after leg-results with varicose veins associated with aching, and by laser treatment on a clinic.

Venous Ulcer: An Extreme Case of Varicose Vein Disease

3. The patient presented with a venous ulcer on his left lower limb, present for 13 years on a background of Hepatitis C and a history of IVDU. Patient had refused surgery for the ulcer and was non-compliant with stockings over the years. Clinically assessment revealed an unhealed ulcer with signs of Chronic Venous Insufficiency. Assessment revealed clear left great saphenous incompetence with a tributary directly feeding the ulcer.

Treatment: Endovenous Laser Ablation was performed in conjunction with foam sclerotherapy, in 2 sessions over 2 months.

The result: Mild phlebitis after laser procedure which settled with Nurofen gel, otherwise no complications.

Before and after leg-results with varicose veins associated with aching, and by laser treatment.

Finding Relief From Varicose Vein Pain

The most effective way to relieve your varicose vein pain is to have the veins treated. Unfortunately, there is no cure for varicose veins so treating them at the source is the safest way to ensure they do not come back or cause additional health issues like Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots.

However, you can find relief from the symptoms and pain associated with varicose veins. Here are some suggestions:

  • Light exercise, such as walking or yoga
  • Using essential oils
  • Elevating your legs above your heart
  • Coldwater


Seek Expert Advice

To learn more about varicose vein treatment options, please contact our varicose vein clinic in Sydney, Melbourne, or Canberra on 1300 535 017 or click to make an appointment.

About Dr Zil Yassine

Dr Zil Yassine (BA MBBS Uni. NSW, MA Harvard, Fellow (College of Phlebology UK) specialises in the non surgical treatment of varicose veins. He completed training as a Specialist General Practitioner (FRACGP 2014) in Sydney before successfully completing the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine examinations that same year. He has been a doctor for over 10 years and has performed thousands of venous interventions and gives talks on vein treatments at vascular surgeon conferences. Dr Yassine also holds the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Surgery (UNSW), Masters of Arts (Harvard University), Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound in Phlebology (ACP).

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