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Treatment of Varicose Veins

Injection Treatment

The principle is to inject a substance which irritates the inside lining of the vein causing it to become sticky. A compression bandage then pushes the walls of the vein together so that it is sealed off with scar tissue. This treatment is also called injection sclerotherapy.

Compression is required after the injection to stop blood clots forming inside the vein. Compression lasts for about three to six days for small veins and from three to six weeks for larger veins. Bandages and stockings are used in various ways. Injection treatment is suitable for Spider Veins and Varicose Veins.

Surgical Treatment

Surgery to remove the varicose veins may be needed for some people. Usually the results of surgery are more attractive than the appearance of large varicose veins. Most scars or stains resulting from surgery are faint. Sometimes they are permanent and unsightly. Not all surgeons use the same technique. Ask how the surgery is to be done.

Non Invasive Techniques

Our non invasive Laboratory is one of the key components of Vascular Associates Camperdown. Non invasive testing, as the name implies, allows patients to be examined using Doppler ultrasound techniques free of the risks and discomforts of injections and/or other invasive maneuvers. These tests allow diagnosis of almost all known or suspected vascular disorders and testing can often determine the severity of the problems and its need for treatment.


EVLT Procedure

EVLT Laser Vascular Procedure

EVLT is a quick, minimally invasive laser procedure that can be performed in your doctor’s office. There is no post-operative scarring, as it is only a probe and a slim sheath that enters the vein via a tiny skin nick.

The probe is guided into place using ultrasound and the procedure is performed strictly under local anaesthetic – similar to that used by dentist – to numb the treatment area. The treatment takes less than an hour.

Key Benefits

  • immediate relief from symptoms

  • no scars

  • only a local anaesthetic is needed

  • can be performed in the doctor’s office (no hospitalization needed)

  • treatment in less than an hour

  • normal activities can be resumed immediately – with little or no pain


Radiofrequency Ablation

Is a minimally invasive procedure used in the treatment of varicose veins. It is an alternative to the traditional stripping operation. Under ultrasound guidance, a radiofrequency catheter is inserted into the abnormal vein and the vessel treated with radio-energy, resulting in closure of the involved vein.