Vein Treatments - Sclerotherapy

Vein Treatments - Sclerotherapy

Skinsite offers the non-surgical treatment of varicose veins and spider veins using sclerotherapy. In an exciting new development Skinsite is offering treatment of varicose veins using laser. Dr Anthony Tam is providing this service, is fully qualified and brings over 15 years of experience in the vein treatment field.

Scelrotherapy is where the problem veins are injected with a solution which irritates the vein wall and forms scar tissue. Laser or radio-frequency ablation (RFA) also seal off the vein walls but achieve this using a thermal based mechanism. Within time the scar tissue is absorbed by the body and the veins disappear.

There are many reasons why these veins function abnormally. With varicose veins there is a problem with internal valves and often there is a family history and standing occupations or hobbies. With spider veins, often hormones, environmental damage and ageing are contributing factors. With varicose veins there is a problem with internal valves and hereditary factors often play a major role.

Sclerotherapy and laser RFA requires no surgery, no time off work and is cost effective. Medical grade compression stockings will need to be worn for up to two weeks post treatment. Followup appointments are usually required and it is important that post treatment instructions such as regular exercise and walking is adhered to.

At your initial vein consultation your veins are assessed and a plan to manage your problem will be formulated. This may include organizing Doppler ultrasound Vein mapping to more accurately detail where the source of the problem lies.