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Sclerotherapy in Perth –
Vein Treatment at Restoration Clinic

Varicose veins or spider veins affect nearly 20% of all adults at some point in their lives. Although they’re generally benign or harmless, some people find varicose veins unsightly and in some cases uncomfortable, seeking some form of treatment to have them removed. Fortunately, Restoration Clinic offers Sclerotherapy in Perth, a vein treatment that removes varicose veins and helps you regain smoother, clearer skin.

With a great selection of minimally-invasive procedures at their disposal, our experienced team of medical professionals here in WA are dedicated to delivering quality treatments personalised to your individual needs. During your initial consultation, we’ll thoroughly discuss all the details of sclerotherapy in Perth. Cost, benefits and any possible side-effects will be fully explained to you so that you can make an informed decision.

What causes varicose and spider veins?

Our veins have one-way valves that help keep our blood circulating throughout the body. Problems can occur when these valves fail and the blood starts to pool in the vessels. Increased pressure can cause them to expand and form varicose and spider veins. They can become uncomfortable, causing swelling, burning or throbbing.

Varicose veins tend to occur more commonly in women than in men. This difference may be attributed to a number of hormone-related factors that influence their development. In particular, birth control medication, pregnancy and menopause can aggravate them or cause them to develop. Varicose veins can occur for other reasons, such as lifting heavy weights, wearing tight clothing around your waist or knees, or if your job involves a lot of standing.

So what is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that’s used to banish unwanted varicose veins or spider veins. The treatment involves injecting a liquid solution directly into the vein. Once injected, the solution causes irritation and subsequent destruction of the damaged vessels, which eventually get reabsorbed into the body and disappear. Now with sclerotherapy, Perth residents can experience relief from pain and discomfort associated with this condition.

What areas of the body can sclerotherapy treat?

If you’re looking for sclerotherapy vein treatment, Restoration Clinic Sclerotherapists can treat the following areas:

● Calves
● Thighs
● Feet
● Ankles
● Face
and other areas

The most common areas affected by varicose veins are the legs and feet, which can become swollen or discoloured due to the raised, gnarled veins. Spider veins are smaller, less severe and may be purple, red or blue in appearance.

Depending on the size of your veins and where they’re located, an individual treatment plan will be created for you during your consultation. At this time we’ll discuss with you the risks and benefits of varicose or spider vein treatment and cost. Perth patients will be happy to know that they can get successful treatment for all sizes of veins, no matter where they appear on the body with sclerotherapy at Restoration Clinic in Perth.

How does sclerotherapy work?

Sclerotherapy involves using a pharmaceutical solution called a sclerosant. It’s a chemical substance that’s injected directly into the spider or varicose vein, irritating the blood vessel lining to the point of causing it to collapse. Once the blood vessel is closed shut the blood is unable to flow through it any longer. The vein eventually becomes reabsorbed by the body, becoming less visible. Blood flow from the destroyed vein is normally redirected and picked up by healthier nearby veins.

Varicose veins can often occur simultaneously with spider veins. If that’s the case, it’s recommended to treat the larger veins first with sclerotherapy. Perth patients may then find that the smaller spider veins disappear after a few weeks without requiring additional treatment. For this reason, it’s a good idea to schedule your sclerotherapy sessions 2-4 weeks apart so that they have time to work. This can save you money and the need to undergo further procedures.

Depending on the size and severity of the damaged veins, sclerotherapy in Perth WA can take anywhere from 15-45 minutes to complete. It’s possible that you may need three or four treatments to eliminate all the damaged veins. Smaller varicose or spider veins respond to sclerotherapy treatment better so you should notice an improvement in them within just a few weeks. Larger veins can take up to four months before any visual improvement is noticed.

What are the risks and possible side effects?

During your spider or varicose vein treatment in Perth, it’s possible that you may experience some pain, stinging, burning or slight cramping, even if the treatment is performed by a highly experienced doctor. Some common side-effects include:

● Swelling
● Bruising
● Skin discolouration
● Discomfort
● Red, raised areas

These side-effects are temporary and usually subside within a few days. Brown spots or lines can sometimes form close to the treatment area but these normally disappear after three to six months; however, they can last longer or even become permanent. In rare cases, serious complications can occur, such as allergic reactions to the injected solution, ulceration, clotting and inflammation. During your consultation for sclerotherapy in Perth, our experienced doctor will discuss with you all the details of the treatment, including side-effects and risks.

What to expect after sclerotherapy treatment

The downtime associated with sclerotherapy treatment is minimal. In fact, you’ll be able to get back to your normal activities right away. You will be required to wear compression stockings for the first 7 days after your varicose or spider vein treatment. Perth patients should avoid any excess sunlight, saunas, swimming pools, hot baths and the beach for the first 48 hours. Travelling by airplane within 2 weeks after the treatment is also not recommended.

Staying active is encouraged because this helps to reduce the chances of developing blood clots. We recommend some walking every day as this promotes blood circulation. Gentle exercise such as light stretching is fine; however, we advise against high impact aerobic exercises or weight lifting for at least 48 hours.

Taking the first step

Before your treatment, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our clinic in Perth for a thorough evaluation with our vein expert. We’ll fully examine your condition, review your medical history and let you know whether sclerotherapy is right for your spider or varicose veins. Treatment cost in Perth will also be explained in detail and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

Schedule Your Personalised Consultation Today

If you’re looking for varicose vein treatment, the cost for Perth patients will be discussed at your initial visit. To find out if sclerotherapy in Perth is right for you, book a personalised consultation today with one of our highly trained experts. Our friendly and knowledgeable team look forward to helping you look and feel your best. Call our clinic today on (08) 9025 3218 to learn more.

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