A combination of endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy treatments were utilised over 2 sessions.
Mild pigmentation can be seen in particular over the left calf which will resolve with time. No further aching was experienced.
Laser and Injections for an ulcer present for 13 years. This is the extreme end of varicose vein disease.
This 66 year old patient presented with a venous ulcer on his left lower limb present for 13 years on a background of Hepatitis C and history of IVDU. He 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. Endovenous Laser Ablation was performed in conjunction with foam sclerotherapy in 2 sessions at the Vein Institute over 2 months. There was mild phlebitis which settled with nurofen gel after the laser procedure but otherwise no complications.
Unsightly varicose veins associated with an ache in particular during summer.
Veins were treated with ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy over 2 sessions with results 3 months after initial treatment.
Varicose veins are leg veins which do not pump blood effectively back to the heart and can be often seen as bulging veins just underneath your skin on either leg. These varicose veins have valves in them which are not working effectively so that blood which is meant to be pushed towards the heart, leaks downwards toward the legs. There are other leg veins which are still working, so blood does eventually arrive through other routes to your heart. However, varicose veins do exert added pressure on your circulatory system. Read More.
Endovenous Laser Ablation is a Varicose Veins Laser Treatment performed in our clinic under local anaesthetic. This new procedure is an excellent treatment option for most patients with varicose veins and is considered slightly more effective than surgery but without the need for hospitalization. Read More.
This is an endovenous treatment (meaning treating the vein on the inside). It is generally accepted to be associated with less pain and bruising than endovenous laser ablation. It is a “gold standard” form of treatment for large varicose leg veins treatment as the procedure requires no hospitalization or time of work yet is at least as effective as surgery. Read More.
Venaseal™ or ‘superglue’ treatment by Sapheon is the latest surgery free procedure that uses a medical adhesive to safely and effectively treat varicose veins. Unlike other treatments, Venaseal™ does not require tumescent local anaesthetic around the vein, so there is usually only one local anaesthetic injection. The Venaseal™ non surgical treatment procedure also eliminates the use of heat (or thermal energy) so there is virtually no risk of nerve or skin injury or any major reaction to the anaesthetic. Read More.
Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy allows our doctors to visually guide and monitor a needle to the exact source of the incompetent vein (valve) to be injected. By using ultrasound we can treat more quickly and safely larger and deeper veins that once required more invasive surgical treatment. Foam sclerotherapy is the new form of delivering the sclerosing agent that allows us to treat larger varicose veins that might be unsuccessfully treated with conventional sclerotherapy. The foam solution has the consistency of ‘shaving cream’, which improves treatment in two distinct ways. Read More.