Endovenous Laser Ablation
Endothermal techniques are now listed as the ideal treatment for truncal vein reflux in multiple International guidelines. It can be preformed either awake under local anaesthetic or with sedation. In some cases, a rebate may be available from your private health insurance. Endo-venous laser is a type of thermal closure for large veins and replaces the out-dated surgical stripping procedure. It is minimally invasive with only a very small cut for access and the rest of the procedures performed with injections. This procedure provides excellent long-lasting results for very large varicose veins.
What veins can be treated with Endovenous Laser Ablation
Large varicose veins can be treated with Endovenous Laser Ablation.
What if I do not treat my varicose veins?
Vein disease is progressive which, if left untreated, is likely to become worse with time. Increasing symptoms and complications may occur.
Does the injection hurt?
There is some minor discomfort felt during the treatment.
Do I need these veins?
Varicose veins are a result of poor function of the valves within veins. They adversely affect the function of the venous system. Your venous system will be more efficient after treatment. Spider veins are unsightly and may be due to underlying abnormal veins.
Will the treated veins come back?
Treated correctly, the veins will not come back as the body has absorbed them. New veins however, may appear with time. How quickly and how many veins appear depends on inherited and lifestyle factors.
Should I wait until I have completed my family?
Becoming pregnant with existing varicose veins will only lead to veins becoming significantly worse as the pregnancy develops. Phebologists agree that treatment for varicose veins is best performed before or between pregnancies.
Is it covered by private health insurance?
No, sclerotherapy is considered an outpatient procedure, therefore it is not covered by private health insurance. However you may receive a Medicare rebate for each procedure.