08 Jun The Different Types of Vein Treatment available at The DOC Vein clinic
The Different Types of Vein Treatment
If you suffer from unsightly veins on the legs or on the face, you’ll be pleased to learn they can be easily treated and eliminated. And YES, winter is the best time for treatment!
Dr Ed at The DOC Clinic can treat these veins with one treatment or a mixtureof treatments, based on what’s right for your particular veins. Read on to learn about some of the different types of vein treatment available, including the best treatment for varicose veins.
How to Treat Facial Veins
Wondering how to treat facial veins? At The DOC Clinic, we treat these delicate veins with our vascular Cutera Nd:Yag laser. This involves a laser beam being targeted at the blood vessel, with the heat from the laser coagulating the blood inside and causing it to collapse and seal up. This occurs without any damage being caused to nearby skin, vessels or tissue. Over several week*s, the vein will shrink and disappear. One to five sessions*, spaced four week*s apart, is typically required. When treated by a Registered Medical Doctor, laser facial vein treatments attract a Medicare Rebate.
Sclerotherapy for Spider Leg Veins and Varicose Veins
Spider leg veins are most commonly treated with Micro Sclerotherapy, whilst one of the best non surgical treatments for varicose veins is Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy is a non surgical, walk-in walk-out in-clinic treatment. Dr Ed will inject a solution directly into the veins of concern. The solution irritates the lining of the veins, causing them to seal shut. This stops the flow of blood, forcing blood to be rerouted to healthier veins. The vein is then reabsorbed into the body and fades within week*s.
Three to six treatments are typically required, spaced fortnightly to monthly apart. However, some clients may require annual maintenance treatments to maintain vein-free legs.
Sclerotherapy treatment also attracts a Medicare Rebate. Unlike other different types of vein treatment, it can only be administered by a Registered Medical Doctor, NOT nurses, beauticians or dermal therapists.
Using theCutera Laser for Spider Vein Treatment
“But hold on,”we hear you ask, “where do laser leg vein treatments fit into all this?”
At times, there are certain individuals who cannot have Sclerotherapy due to an allergy to the sclerosant used, or more commonly, after successfully treating larger more visible leg veins with sclerotherapy, they are left with very small and very thin veins that annoy them. It is these types of leg veins that Dr Ed most typically treats with our Cutera Vascular Laser.
Watch the attached video for a demonstration of just how quick and easy it is when using the Cutera Laser for spider vein treatment.
Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions for Dr Ed about face or leg vein treatments.
The DOC Clinic is a doctor driven cosmetic medical clinic based in the western suburb of Hoppers Crossing. Dr Ed also visits regional centres including Swan Hill, Cobram, Tatura and Mansfield on a monthly basis.For more information, contact us today on (03) 9021 6022.