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Varicose Veins Treatment with our Vascular Surgeon


Experience the gold standard in treating your varicose vein concerns. 
This is a Medical Super Glue that delivers a precise amount of medical adhesive to the vein, and reroutes the blood back to the nearby healthy vessels.

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What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are easily recognisable in many people as enlarged twisted veins generally occurring in the legs and feet. They are seen both in sitting and standing and affect up to 30% of people. Thankfully, modern medical treatments offer an alternative to traditional surgery for those suffering from varicose veins.

Varicose veins are caused by increased venous pressure, weak vein walls and faulty valves in the legs. Inside your veins there are tiny valves that control the direction in which the blood flows. When working properly, these valves ensure the blood flows in one direction only; up your legs from your foot to heart. However, if these valves fail it causes the blood to flow backwards (i.e. in the wrong direction) and the blood starts to accumulate in the veins causing them to swell, enlarge and bulge out of your leg. This is where the name varicose comes from. Varicose means to enlarge.

At Contour Clinics we offer treatment with our Specialist Vascular Team lead by Dr Jane Cross a vascular surgeon with more than 20 years’ experience in this field. We offer various varicose vein treatments that are not only less invasive but will ease any pain and discomfort. Although, it is not a high-risk condition it is recommended to get it treated as soon as possible to prevent further complications and worsening.

How to identify varicose veins:

If you are suffering from varicose veins you will find a visible bulging of the veins present in the legs. Usually they will be blue, purple or black in colour and appear as bulging and twisted lumps visible from underneath the surface of the skin. For some people the condition of varicose veins can also cause an ache or uncomfortable feeling in legs accompanied with muscle cramps and swollen feet and ankles.

Need to describe to patient flow and treatment experience.

  • Step 1 – Ultrasound: We need you to bring an ultrasound scan of your legs to your initial consult. When making a booking we will provide you with a form to have this completed at your local imaging centre. As all our consultations are done with a specialist vascular doctor if you would like to claim a Medicare Rebate we can arrange a GP referral for you from one of our Doctors.
  • Step 2 – Consultation: All our consultations are done by a vascular specialist. During your initial consultation a detailed clinical examination and the ultrasound scan of your legs is needed. The scan will accurately determine any underlying cause of your vein problems. (whether your veins have faulty values, whether your deep vein system has a blockage or not) During your consultation an appropriate course of treatment is recommended.
  • Step 3 – Treatment: Successful treatment starts with finding out what is the exact cause of the underlying blood flow disturbance. Then treatment is used to correct the problem and to get to blood flowing correctly again. If Sclerotherapy or Venaseal Glue is the treatment option chosen it is performed in our premium state of the art purpose built vascular in clinic room. If the treatment recommend is Endovenous Vein Ablation Laser or Surgery this will conducted in our day hospital outside the clinic. The treatment option chosen will depend on the exact nature of your veins and your own personal preference.
  • Step 4 – Follow Up: Once the source of the problems has been fixed, the visible varicose veins will reduce in size and most disappear completely. However, to achieve the desired cosmetic results, it is normal for further direct treatment to be needed. Most patients will require treatment at follow-up.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Treatment Options for Varicose Veins:

For varicose veins of the legs, the traditional treatment was surgery, which is still carried out on the most severe cases. The problem with the surgery, is that it’s quite an lengthy operation, there are side effects and risks associated with it, and the biggest problem is that the operation doesn’t always work well (there is a high chance that these veins will come back again).

Newer techniques have been developed over the last ten years or so and these are far superior for nearly all the varicose veins seen.

The most common of these is Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment.

Endovenous Laser Ablation is an effective minimally invasive treatment which is now the now the gold standard treatment in Australia and worldwide. It is a much gentler technique and does not involve any general anaesthetic. It is carried out in most cases as a “walk in, walk out” procedure. We use a little bit of local anaesthetic. The treatment entails putting a needle into the vein that we want to destroy, and then passing a laser fibre through that needle into and along the vein. To stop the laser heat and light from hurting you, we inject a lot of local anaesthetic solution around the vein. When the local anaesthetic is in place, we pull the laser fibre out heating the vein up all the way along which destroys it.

Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation is very similar to Laser Ablation exceot this time the heat is generated by Radiofrequency waves instead of a Laser Fibre. The results are remarkably similar however at Contour we prefer Laser Ablation due to its more precise nature.

Clarivein is another newer treatment option which combines the use of both mechanical action and chemical action. The treatment is delivered using a catheter which the surgeon inserts into the vein. Once inside the vein the catheter is rotated and then slowly withdrawn and a special chemical is inserted. It has become a popular treatment but complete obliteration of the vein is not as successful as Laser Ablation.

VenaSeal Glue – This is one of the newest treatment options on the market. VenaSeal is a Medical Super Glue and as the name sounds it delivers a precise amount of medical adhesive to the troublesome vein, sealing it off and rerouting the blood back to the nearby healthy vessels. Medical Super Glue is the next generation in treatment for varicose veins. The short-term results have been very impressive, and we offer this advanced treatment at Contour Clinics.

Can I have varicose veins treated while pregnant?

Unfortunately, not. Many Pregnant women suffer from varicose veins due to the increased blood volume, enlarged veins and the pressure of a growing baby all increase the risks of developing varicose veins. Unfortunately, the problem is that there are risks associated with doing anything medical to someone while they are pregnant,

We think that the risk is minimal, if you develop varicose veins while you’re pregnant, you will have to wait until the pregnancy is over until you can have treatment.

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Recent Reviews

Mia D Dec 20, 2020

The absolute best in Sydney. I would not go anywhere else to get anything done. Everyone I have encountered at this clinic has been so extremely warm and professional and put in so much time and effort to truly achieve your desired outcome. Can’t recommend this place enough, do not waste your money elsewhere.

Amanda K Feb 1, 2021

First time at Contour Clinics and was very happy with the whole experience. Easy to find, easy to park, friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend and will be a regular from now on.

Rekka P Jan 20, 2021

Very happy with my experience at Contour Clinics Newtown. Everyone was so friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable during my treatment. Dr Josh made me feel so comfortable. I am so happy. I’ll definitely be back!

* Testimonials are from satisfied customers, results may vary. We offer complementary 1:1 consultations to understand your specific requirements before commencing treatment.


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