There are different types of varicose vein treatment in Darwin. Whatever you choose depends highly on the symptoms and severity of your specific condition. If you’re tired of dealing with your varicose veins and want to have them removed, consider the following treatment options and discuss them with your doctor.
In mild cases of varicose veins, the daily wearing of compressions stockings is the first approach that you should take. These stockings should feature a pressure gradient that will steadily squeeze the legs and help the veins and muscles circulate blood more efficiently. The degree of compression can be altered and adjusted depending on your preference. Learn more about it here.
Sclerotherapy is known as the oldest form of varicose vein treatment in Darwin, dating back to the 1930s. During the procedure, small- to medium-sized varicose veins are injected with either a liquid or foam-based solution that scars and closes those veins. Sclerotherapy doesn’t require anesthesia and hospitalization – it can be done in the doctor’s clinic. You can even do it yourself as an outpatient procedure without any food and fluid restrictions before and after the process.
This procedure involves either laser energy or radiofrequency. In both methods, a thin tube (catheter) will be inserted into a swelling or enlarged vein. The tip of the catheter will heat with either the use of laser energy or radiofrequency. As the thin tube is pulled out, the heat will destroy the vein by causing it to collapse and seal permanently. Catheter-assisted procedures are the more preferred method for removing large varicose veins. However, before performing this procedure, it’s required that you undergo a general health assessment.
Additionally, food and fluid restriction will also be needed for six to eight hours before the procedure. It will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes in the minor operating room. The incision size is up to two millimetres in length. After the process is completed, an elastic bandage will then be used to wrap up the affected areas, with the compressions stockings further used as support. A follow-up check-up is needed one to two weeks after receiving treatment.
Endoscopic Vein Surgery
Finally, we have another popular varicose vein treatment in Darwin. In an advanced case that involves leg ulcers if other techniques fail, surgery might be the only option left. With the requirements of general health assessment, as well as food-fluid restrictions for six to eight hours before surgery; the operation will take place for one to two hours. Learn more about endoscopic vein surgery when you visit our clinic. You can also talk to a professional right now via Skype call. Click this link now.