Newly released medical reports reveal a greater than 300 percent increase in the number of patients seeking treatment for varicose veins over the last decade. Though this particular data comes as a result of studies conducted by researchers with the U.K.’s Freeman Hospital and made public via the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, medical groups across the globe have seen an uptick in this regard. Authorities believe this renewed interest in varicose veins treatments is not indicative of growing prevalence of the condition; rather, it is based upon newly developed non-surgical remedies.
With this in mind, Dr. Peter Paraskevas of Australia’s Vein Health Clinic has launched the practice’s new blog. Dr. Paraskevas explained, “We’ve dedicated our blog to better educating those suffering from varicose veins. Information provided therein revolves around not only the many less invasive procedures now available, but the condition itself. Many people began veering away from standard treatments due to their potential risks of scarring and other side effects, but our more advanced treatments eliminate that factor.”
As one of the nation’s leading Phlebologists, Dr. Paraskevas and his diversified medical team provide an array of targeted treatments for the correction of problematic veins. Among these are Endovenous Laser and Radiofrequency Ablation, Direct Vision Sclerotherapy and Venaseal Glue. While each is derived from different forms of technology, all are designed to combat the common issues experienced with now outdated vein stripping procedures, such as infection, post-operative bleeding, scarring and reappearance of diseased veins.
The Vein Health Clinic additionally offers Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy, one of the industry’s latest developments. Similar to Direct Vision Sclerotherapy, this treatment entails injection of a foam detergent-based solution into the vein through use of ultrasound technology for improved accuracy. Following the procedure, affected veins harden and are naturally absorbed by the patient’s body over time.
Concluded Dr. Paraskevas, “Our blog offers patients information on each of the treatments we provide, but we take matters a few steps further. Posts cover typical causes of varicose veins, such as genetic predisposition, pregnancy and other issues. We also aim to help readers differentiate between the truth of this condition and common myths surrounding it. Although varicose veins can’t always be prevented, we offer advice on reducing the risks of developing problems and dealing with symptoms until treatment takes place. We believe education goes hand-in-hand with effective vein therapies and will continual to update our blog as new information arises.”
About the Vein Health Clinic:
As a member of the Australasian College of Phlebology, an Affiliate Member of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and an HDAA Accredited Practice, the Vein Health Clinic is provides a multi-faceted approach to the treatment of venous diseases. Each patient is evaluated on an individual basis to determine the most beneficial course of action to eliminate varicose veins and prevent their recurrence.