Varicose Vein Treatment

Winter is coming! Secure your vein removal appointment

The cold weather is the perfect time to rug-up in your post-treatment compression stockings and we have appointments available at our Brisbane and Gold Coast clinics.

Here at the Varicose Vein Clinic located in Greenslopes and Robina, we know that it is no secret that winter is the perfect time for treating varicose veins and spider veins. If you are finding that spider veins on your thighs or a bulgy varicose vein on your leg left you feeling a little self-conscious about last summer, then varicose vein treatment and spider vein treatment may be able to help you.

Compression stockings for varicose veins

Treat your varicose and spider veins now while you can wear compression stockings comfortably. The best thing about having your veins treated now is that no one will know because your stockings can be hidden.

Find out what causes varicose veins. Invest in freeing yourself from varicose veins and spider veins and spend your next summer without having to hide your visible veins underneath layers of clothes.

What causes varicose veins?

As you can see above, varicose veins can be hereditary and are generally caused by weak or damaged valves in the veins. Varicose veins are considered as a possible side effect of pregnancy along with a number of other lifestyle factors that could cause varicose veins to emerge. We do recommend that if you do suffer from varicose veins, it is always worth having them treated. This is because varicose veins, left untreated, may lead to pain, discomfort and more serious health conditions.

What causes spider veins?

Spider veins can be caused by the backup of blood. They are named so because they often appear as thin little veins in small web-like clusters. Similar to varicose veins, spider veins can also be caused by hormonal changes. Other causes are exposure to the sun and injuries.

Varicose vein treatment and spider vein removal Brisbane and the Gold Coast

Here at the Varicose Vein Clinic we provide safe and effective treatments for your spider veins and varicose veins. Dr Paul Davis and his team of skilled professionals have been alleviating the burdens of unsightly and painful veins for almost 10 years since opening his practice. Dr Davis’s passion for his work earned him the Gold Medal for Sclerotherapy by The Australasian College of Phlebology in 2006, fuelling his desire to provide patients with treatments that are not only successful but safe.

Get in early while there are still appointments available

For more information regarding the varicose vein treatments and spider vein treatments available, book a consultation with Dr Davis and his team at one of our Varicose Vein Clinics in ether Greenslopes or Robina today. We provide treatment for patients from all over Brisbane and the Gold Coast including Woolloongabba, Coorparoo, Holland Park and the Brisbane CBD, all the way to Robina, Coolangatta, Burleigh Heads, Broadbeach and Southport.

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Treat varicose veins with Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS)

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS) at The Varicose Vein Clinic in Greenslopes and Robina is a treatment method that uses ultrasound to improve accuracy when administering the sclerosing solution.

That’s it! Summer is over and it’s almost time to shake out your favourite pair of comfy jeans and winter stockings. If you felt like the idea of frolicking on the beach all summer was held back because of varicose veins, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy could be the treatment that you need.

Find out about the treatment process, the risks associated and the results for Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy with The Varicose Vein Clinic.

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy: the treatment

This treatment is minimally invasive. It involves the use of ultrasound technology to pinpoint the treatment area, then the gentle injection of sterile sclerosing solution into the veins.

How the treatment works

The solution causes the vein to shrink and eventually disappear from sight. During the shrinking process, the vein walls collapse and the fluid inside the veins are absorbed into the body. By guiding the technician with ultrasound, we are able to provide a treatment that is acutely accurate and precise for a more efficient outcome.

Why treat varicose veins?

Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic issue for some. Deep vein thrombosis is a case where blood clots form in a vein deep beneath the surface of the skin. Most commonly this is found in the legs but it can also occur in other areas of the body. If left untreated, these veins can have dire consequences for the patient.

Comparatively, spider veins are not considered dangerous if left untreated. However patients often feel more confident about revealing their skin when spider veins are treated.

Are there any risks involved with the treatment?

All cosmetic treatments have risks. The risks associated with the treatment are dependent on existing conditions and the nature of the veins. During your initial consultation, we will discuss with you any possible outcomes, provide you with all the information you need for the treatment, and assess your veins thoroughly prior to treatment.

When will results be visible?

UGS has a high success rate if performed properly by an experience technician. Once treated appropriately, the veins cannot come back and are broken down naturally in the body. Although the treatment is effective for the veins that have been treated, your body can still potentially create more varicose veins down the line. Factors like genetics, environmental circumstances and hormones may play a part in the future development of other varicose veins in the body.

Looking for a leg vein clinic? Treat varicose veins with Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS)

Book a consultation with The Varicose Vein Clinic today for an assessment.


The truth about what’s going on beneath your skin

If your legs are suffering from blue, red, or flesh-coloured protruding veins, you probably have a condition known as varicose or spider veins…. But how does this happen?

At The Varicose Vein Clinic in Brisbane, we don’t just treat your condition we look to find the source of the problem and diagnose and discover a solution for a more permanent removal.  Our conveniently located Greenslopes clinic will ensure we focus on you, your wellbeing and your specific concerns.

Let’s figure out is going on beneath your skin…

Under your skin, your body is working hard to ensure proper blood and nutrition flow keeps your body running smoothly. To help circulate your oxygen-rich blood from your lungs to all parts of the body, your arteries have thick layers of muscle or elastic tissue. To push blood back to your heart, your veins rely mainly on the surrounding muscles and a network of one-way valves. As blood flows through a vein, the valves consecutively open to allow blood through, and then close to prevent backflow.

So how does this create varicose or spider veins?

In varicose veins the valves, which are supposed to open and close consecutively, do not work properly.  When the valves do not function properly, the blood begins to pool in the vein, which makes it difficult for the muscles to push the blood up for legs. Instead of flowing consecutively from one valve to the next, the blood continues to pool in the vein, increasing arterial venous pressure and the increasing likelihood of congestion while causing the vein to bulge and twist. Because superficial veins have less muscle support than deep veins, they are more likely to become varicose or spider.

What’s the difference between varicose and spider veins?

Varicose and spider veins are similar, but spider veins are smaller and have a thin light appearance, which is usually blue or red in colour. Spider veins are often caused by the backup of blood, hormone changes, exposure to the sun, and injury. While the two are relatively similar varicose veins create a pool in the vein which creates a much larger bulge and cord like appearance on the skin.

Who is susceptible to this condition?

While there are often many factors that contribute to the condition of varicose veins, often environmental or changes to the body, nutrition, or hormones can induce varicose veins and other health conditions. Some of the more common factors that prompt varicose veins include:

  • Age – Often the older you are the more common the condition, over time the valves in your veins may weaken and not work as well.
  • Genetics – Sometimes people are simply born with weak vein valves which can inevitably increase your risk. Usually half of all people who have varicose veins have a family member who has also had them.
  • Hormones – During puberty, pregnancy, and menopause women often develop varicose veins. During pregnancy, there is a huge increase in the amount of blood in the body. This can cause veins to enlarge, and the growing uterus will put pressure on the veins. Varicose veins usually improve within 3 months after delivery. More varicose veins and spider veins often appear with each additional pregnancy.
  • Obesity. Being overweight or obese can put extra pressure on your veins. This can lead to varicose veins.
  • Lack of movement. Sitting or standing for a long time may force your veins to work harder to pump blood to your heart. This may be a bigger problem if you sit with your legs bent or crossed.
  • Sun exposure. This can cause spider veins on the cheeks or nose of a fair-skinned person.

Here at The Varicose Vein Clinic in Brisbane we will do a full body assessment to determine the cause of your veins and the best treatment for you.

For more information about varicose veins or to book an appointment please don’t hesitate to call 1300 534 834 or contact us online.


Let your legs blossom this Spring!

Get the perfect look for summer by treating your varicose veins in spring while it’s still cool, appointments are filling up fast so book in quick!

The Varicose Vein Clinic in Brisbane is the frontrunner when it comes to the expert removal of varicose veins. Dr Davis is extremely experienced in the removal of varicose veins utilising a variety of treatment procedures to eradicate the effects of varicose veins from the body. Many of our patients find late September and October the most opportune time for treatment because it is not too hot and not too cold. We can assure you that it is infinitely better to receive varicose vein treatment during spring because it allows you to conceal the treatment completely. You will also be much more comfortable due to reduced sweating during the much cooler months of spring as compression stockings can irritate in hot weather.

Book your appointment to look great during summer!

One of the best things about varicose vein treatment is that you get to conceal your treatment with leggings, jeans, pants and maxi skirts! This means that you can receive treatment without anyone knowing that you’ve had anything done. The benefits do not stop there however, as by receiving vein treatment you will be avoiding weakened circulation.

Avoiding heat is plays a large role in preventing or worsening varicose veins

Being in close proximity to heat can cause your veins to be put under pressure beneath the skin. If your circulation is already weakened by varicose veins, or if your circulatory system is disposed to vein complications then you should make a significant effort to reduce the amount of heat your skin comes in contact with such as heat from heaters in winter and spring and even hot wax which can have the same effect.

Get your legs ready for the great reveal!

If like most people you love to frolic on the beach during December and February then it’s imperative that you treat your varicose veins in Spring before you have to shed the leggings and stockings. One of the greatest things about summer is being able to soak up the sun rays and get a tan. If you continue to procrastinate and put off your varicose vein procedure you may find yourself cooped up in compression stockings during summer which can be uncomfortable.

Why should I get my varicose veins treated?

Varicose veins can lead to much more harmful conditions than unsightly bulges on the legs. There are deeper issues that can stem from the inflammation of varicose veins such as deep vein thrombosis, spider veins, bad circulation and venous leg ulcers which can be painful and extremely difficult to heal. Another even scarier effect of untreated varicose veins is how vulnerable the skin protecting the vein becomes. This can result in the vein rupturing due to pressure from an exterior force which can result in significant blood loss, although it will be virtually pain free.

If you are interested in having your varicose veins removed at the Varicose Vein Clinic in Brisbane please do not hesitate to contact us.



Keep Your Veins Healthy While You Travel

Did you know that while you are travelling you could be at a higher risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Many Australians believe Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is only a risk when travelling by plane, however this is a myth! Developing DVT is just as much of a risk if you are travelling by car as well as by plane, and is most likely to occur by sitting for long periods of time (four or more hours). If you have already suffered from varicose veins your risk for developing DVT is heightened significantly, as varicose veins are a symptom of a malfunctioning or weak venous system.

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Deep Vein Thrombosis is an occurrence of a blood clot within a deep vein, and is most common in the deeper veins of the lower leg. This condition can be severe as they can spread to other veins and cause dysfunction or even life-threatening complications such as pulmonary embolism. Other complications can include post-thrombotic syndrome (where damage has occurred in deep veins and the blood pools instead of flows) and limb ischaemia – a rare condition that can cause pressure in the lungs to become very high.

How do I know if I have Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Many DVT blood clots are so tiny they do not cause any damage or produce any symptoms, and your body is usually able to break down the clots without side-effects. However more serious and larger blood clots can:

  • Swell the affected leg or limb
  • Cause pain and discomfort
  • Change the colour of your skin
  • Make your skin warm or hot to touch

If you are experiencing the above symptoms, it may be best you see a qualified GP to ensure your vein health.

You can prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis…

There are several actions that can be done to proactively reduce the risk of developing DVT, which include:

  • Wearing compression stockings for long travels – these allow even blood flow and heighten circulation for a decreased risk of vein malfunction. Compression stocking are available from The Varicose Vein Clinic in Brisbane for just $25 a pair.
  • Taking regular ‘walk breaks’ whilst travelling, and when you do stop (recommended every four hours) get out of the car and have a walk around.
  • If you have varicose veins, it is important to have an ultrasound examination prior to travel and if necessary having them treated as varicose veins heighten the risk of DVT.

We can help you combat your varicose veins…

At The Varicose Vein Clinic in Brisbane, we are dedicated to helping you achieve functioning veins and beautifully smooth legs. If you suffer from varicose veins, it is vitally important to get them checked or treated (if necessary) prior to travelling for extensive periods of time.

We are able to utilise ultrasound technology in order to assess your varicose veins in much greater depth, and use an array of different treatments to help eliminate your varicose veins, depending on their severity or complexity:

  • Endovenous Laser Ablation (ELA)
  • Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS)
  • Sclerotherapy

Ensure your health before you take that holiday by booking a consultation at our Brisbane clinic for a full consultation and assessment – it is small and it is simple but it could save you from developing Deep Vein Thrombosis!

To discover more about Deep Vein Thrombosis, the compression stockings we sell or to book a consultation at our Brisbane clinic, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Winter: The Perfect Time of Year for Varicose Vein Removal

Rug up in winter and get yourself ready for summer with the Varicose Vein Clinic’s array of treatments…

It’s always the way, the chill of winter arrives and we’re already looking forward to summer again. You’re left dreaming about the warm kiss of the sun on the beach, but there’s only one problem in your fantasy: your varicose veins.

Winter means legging, jeans and pants which makes it the perfect time for varicose vein removal at the Varicose Vein Clinic. Due to the nature of the vein treatment you’ll be required to wear a compression stocking during aftercare. In summer this compression stocking can make you uncomfortable due to heat and the last thing you would want to do is cover it up with another layer of clothing. Most people are simply more comfortable covering their compression stocking for confidence reasons which makes winter the opportune time for this procedure.

There are three different types of varicose vein treatments which you can discuss with your doctor, they include:

  • Endovenous Laser Ablation
  • Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
  • Sclerotherapy

These three treatments are the most innovative and trusted procedures available for the treatment of varicose veins. Each option has its own benefits and Dr. Davis will discuss which option is right for you during your consultation at the Varicose Vein Clinic in Robina.

Endovenous Laser Ablation is the latest in vein removal technology…

Endovenous Laser Ablation or ELA is the most recent innovation in the treatment of varicose veins. The procedure involves a small laser fibre being inserted into the incompetent vein. This fibre will then be withdrawn as the laser is activated, stimulating the vein to react to the fibre and close. This reaction is referred to as thermal ablation and will eventually result in the body naturally absorbing the closed vein. This means that the vein will no longer be visible from the outside of your body and your skin will appear smooth and vein-free.

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is a precise treatment advancing on traditional sclerotherapy…

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy – or UGS is a modern tweak on the traditional treatment of varicose veins. Utilising ultrasound technology your doctor will actively seek varicose veins in your targeted area. This method allows a much higher degree of accuracy and shortens the procedure time as the veins are found simply and quickly. Once the veins are located Dr. Davis will be able to inject a sclerosing solution with pin point accuracy and force the veins to close and recede into the body. If you have recurring varicose veins then this is the perfect treatment for you as it targets the underlying veins which cause the appearance of unattractive surface veins.

Traditional Sclerotherapy is a trusted treatment of varicose veins…

Traditional sclerotherapy involves the injection of a sclerosing solution which causes the walls of the veins to stick together and collapse. This damaged vein will then be accepted by tissue in the body, eliminating it from view.

How do I care for my treated area after the treatment?

In order to ensure the most optimum results of your vein treatment we firmly recommend two general after-care procedures as well as any treatments recommended by your doctor:

  • Compression Stocking
  • Walking for 30 minutes every day and immediately after sclerotherapy treatment

Wearing a compression stocking post treatment ensures the best results of your treatment. You should wear your stocking for 5-14 days as it will reduce the bruising and assist in the healing process.

If you would like to find out more about our range of treatments on offer at the Varicose Vein Clinic please book an appointment at our Robina clinic by contacting us here.




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