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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Get the legs of your dreams just in time for summer

With the warmer weather fast approaching, thoughts turn to summer days, dresses and bare legs. If you’ve been thinking about treatment for varicose veins in time for the warmer months, now is the time to contact the Vein Insitute, for the legs of your dreams just in time for summer. Dr Zil Yassine and his team offer advanced, effective treatment of varicose veins with no surgery and minimal downtime, so you can regain your confidence fast.

Treatment for varicose veins at the Vein Insitute is done under the care of experienced doctors, who use the latest, state-of-the-art technology from the USA and Europe to treat the veins using laser technology in a minimally-invasive procedure – no general anaesthetic or hospital stay required.

“We provide the most advanced, non-surgical options in the treatment of varicose veins,” Dr Yassine says. “Surgical treatments will require an overnight stay in hospital and a lengthy recovery period. Non-surgical options are walk-in, walk-out. Many patients return to work the same day.”

Varicose veins occur when the vein valves aren’t functioning properly. Dr Yassine explains: “weak or faulty one-way valves allow blood to flow backwards and collect in your vein, eventually leading to the swollen, twisted veins known as varicose veins”.

While some people experience no symptoms at all, others may experience pain, itching or heaviness in the legs; burning, throbbing or cramping; pain that intensifies after prolonged sitting or standing; and chronic swelling in the lower legs or ankles.

The Vein Institute’s ‘patient first’ philosophy means treatments will always be tailored to the individual’s needs, with doctors ensuring they uncover the cause of the vein issue to recommend the best course of treatment.

A typical treatment with Dr Yassine and his team is an initial consultation with a doctor, who performs an ultrasound to determine the best course of treatment. Patients then return for treatment, which takes around 45 minutes to an hour.

With clinics in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, the Vein Insitute is in high demand for their service, which delivers essentially the same result as the “surgical stripping” of the veins, but with a far less invasive procedure.

“Patients come to us because they don’t want to go under general anaesthetic and have a

hospital-based procedure,” Dr Yassine says.

“The other factor is the postoperative period, the after-care, is quite easy relative to surgery.”

The Vein Institute’s highly experienced team have embraced the latest technology for the treatment of varicose veins, using laser technology to close veins in the legs. With a local anaesthetic, Dr Yassine and his team insert a very fine laser tip into the damaged vein and, delivering a source of heat, cause the vein to seal. Because the vein is scarred and sealed, the body will eventually reabsorb it.

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The Vein Institute team use the latest, state-of-the-art technology to treat varicose veins using laser technology in a minimally-invasive procedure.

Dr Yassine likens the sensation to that of “an injection or a blood test”, and said the treatments have a higher success rate than that of surgical treatments.

“Especially with treatments such as Endovenous Laser and Radiofrequency Ablation, the varicose vein will return in fewer than 5% of cases.”

He says the non-surgical treatments also minimise pain and discomfort and have very little recovery time – compression stockings are typically only required for a few days, compared with weeks or even months post-surgery.

The Vein Institute reports a high level of patient satisfaction after the treatment for varicose veins at any of their clinics. Dr Yassine says patients often share that they “feel more confident and that their legs look healthy again”.

If you’re looking to regain your confidence and show off your legs this summer, contact the Vein Insitute team today.

The Vein Institute

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