New clinic provides greater convenience while allowing for more widespread patient reach, publishes veinhealth.com.au.
Melbourne, VIC -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/01/2015 -- According to a previously published report from the Australasian College of Phlebology, an estimated 30 percent of the nation's population suffers from varicose veins with the condition being more prevalent in women than men. While these unhealthy blood vessels cause little more than cosmetic disquiet for many, some patients experience significant complications following their development. In light of the need for treatment to prevent these potential risks, Vein Health Medical Clinic founder Dr. Peter Paraskevas has launched an extension of the practice's services.
Dr. Paraskevas elaborated, "We are proud to announce the opening of our newest location at 45 Collins Street in Melbourne. This location offers greater convenience to established and new patients alike in that area. It will also allow us to share our combination of state-of-the-art treatments and holistic approach to healing with more people."
Though the most common side effects of varicose veins are pain and swelling, some cases extend beyond those parameters. Fluid tends to gather in tissues surrounding afflicted vessels; over time, this can lead to the development of ulcers. These are typically preceded by skin discoloration in the affected areas. Some patients are additionally prone to blood clot formation, otherwise known as thrombophlebitis, indicated by sudden severe swelling of the leg. Varicose veins have also been linked to an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis.
Contrary to popular misconception, treatment does not generally require surgery. An array of less invasive clinical procedures are availablewith minimal recovery time required. As an alternative to previously widely used vein stripping, EVLA removes damaged veins via ultrasound-guided laser technology. Direct Vision and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy treat the condition with injected solutions, generating effective results. Following these procedures, the body naturally absorbs treated blood vessels.
Concluded Dr. Paraskevas, "Many people simply ignore their varicose veins unless they begin causing pain. Even then, some still avoid visiting a varicose vein clinic. Treating this condition early on is crucial as doing so can help decrease further development of unhealthy veins and prevent more serious complications. Those who have yet to experience significant pain and swelling can also benefit from receiving prompt medical care as remediation is typically less involved during the beginning stages. We encourage anyone experiencing varicose veins to schedule an appointment with us to find out how we can help."
About Vein Health Medical Clinic
Utilizing up-to-date procedures in a comfortable environment, the staff of Vein Health Medical Clinic offers patients treatments for spider and varicose veins, lymphoedema and leg ulcers. While utmost emphasis is placed on providing immediate relief, aesthetic results and follow-up screenings are also primary focal points.