Meet a remarkable 50-year-old professional lady who sought our expertise at our Melbourne Varicose Vein clinic, troubled by bulging varicose veins that had haunted her for decades. Her journey to recovery sheds light on the importance of precise diagnosis and advanced treatments in the realm of vein care.
This resilient patient had previously undergone treatment for her left leg at another clinic, but it proved to be unsuccessful. The likely reason behind this prior setback was the absence of a crucial diagnostic step: an ultrasound examination to identify the source or feeder of these surface veins. Instead, her previous clinician had solely addressed the visible symptoms.
Her struggle with abnormal veins had begun at the young age of 20, steadily worsening over the years. The onset of pregnancy had accelerated the progression of her varicose veins, causing not only cosmetic concerns but also physical discomfort. She endured the weightiness in her leg, which exacerbated during long hours of standing, hot weather, and menstrual cycles—classic symptoms of varicose veins. Fortunately, relief came when she rested, elevated her leg, and donned compression stockings. However, the visible veins and symptoms were affecting her lifestyle, prompting her to seek our specialized care.
Veins Treatment Procedure
Upon her comprehensive evaluation at our clinic, it became apparent that her varices were localized to one side. To ensure a precise and effective treatment plan, we performed a Duplex Ultrasound (DU) examination during her initial visit. This diagnostic step revealed that the source of her surface varicose veins was a truncal vein known as the Great Saphenous Vein (GSV). Remarkably, her GSV exhibited abnormal reflux but remained relatively small in size. Armed with this insight, we devised a tailored approach: Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS), coupled with a week of wearing compression stockings.
The patient embraced this treatment regimen with grace, experiencing minimal discomfort and zero downtime. Fast forward six weeks post-treatment, and a transformation has occurred. A photograph taken at this juncture not only displayed a striking aesthetic improvement but, most importantly, signaled the vanishing of her debilitating symptoms. She was not only overjoyed by the cosmetic enhancement but also found immense relief in her newfound comfort and confidence.
This patient's story underscores the pivotal role of ultrasound-guided diagnostics and cutting-edge treatments in the hands of our vein experts in Melbourne. We take pride in delivering not only aesthetic enhancements but also substantial improvements in our patients' quality of life. At our clinic, we are committed to restoring both health and confidence, one patient at a time.