We can provide non-surgical treatment of varicose veins and spider veins on the Sunshine Coast.
Endovenous laser treatment is a minimally invasive, in-office treatment alternative to surgical stripping. Instead of removing the saphenous vein, it is sealed closed in place. This procedure is done in-office under local anaesthesia. Patients are able to walk immediately after the procedure and most individuals are able to return to work the next day.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is an in-office treatment alternative to surgical stripping. Sclerotherapy is done with either a liquid or “foamed” sclerosant, while the doctor visually monitors the vein on an ultrasound screen. Ultrasound imaging is used to guide a needle into the abnormal vein and deliver medication to destroy the lining of the blood vessel and seal it shut. Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy is primarily used to treat large veins beneath the surface of the skin.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is a method of surgical removal of surface varicose veins. Ambulatory phlebectomy is usually performed in a doctor’s office using local anaesthesia. The punctures typically leave nearly imperceptible scars.
Sclerotherapy is a common treatment for small (spider veins) and medium size (reticular) veins. A tiny needle is used to inject the veins with a solution (called a sclerosant) that irritates the lining of the vein. In response, the veins collapse and are reabsorbed.
The Vein Gogh Ohmic Thermolysis System generates a tiny, regulated, high frequency current delivered to the vessel via a hair-thin probe. A “microburst” of energy selectively heats the vein, coagulating the blood and collapsing the vessel wall, which is quickly absorbed into the body. All this is accomplished without affecting the outer layers of the skin resulting in a quick return to normal daily activities.