At our esteemed clinic in Melbourne, we recently had the privilege of assisting a remarkable 37-year-old woman on her journey to healthier and more confident legs. Her story is a testament to the transformative power of expert vein care.
From an early age of around 20, our patient began noticing the emergence of unsightly bulgy varicose veins on the lateral and posterior areas of her left thigh and knee, as well as on the medial regions of her right thigh and knee. Over the years, these abnormal veins gradually worsened, leading to distressing night cramps and a deteriorating quality of life. Extended periods of standing exacerbated her discomfort, while temporary relief could be found through leg elevation—classic symptoms of varicose veins. Filled with concerns about both the appearance and potential health implications of these veins, she decided it was time to seek expert guidance.
Vein Treatment Procedure
Upon her arrival at our clinic, our thorough examination revealed the presence of varices on both legs. To pinpoint the origins of these conspicuous bulgy veins, we conducted a Duplex Ultrasound (DU) examination during her initial consultation. This assessment revealed that the great saphenous vein (GSV) was the culprit behind the right-sided surface varices, while an outer thigh muscle perforator was identified as the source of her left-sided varicose veins.
With a personalized treatment plan in place, we aimed to address the root causes of her discomfort. Our strategy began with the Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) technique, a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia. This procedure boasts a remarkably high success rate of up to 95% when administered by experienced hands. Our patient underwent this outpatient procedure, leaving the clinic on the same day.
Following the EVLA treatment, she was advised to wear compression stockings during the day for one week. Astonishingly, she was able to resume her daily activities within just a few days, experiencing only minimal discomfort. As the next step in her journey towards restored leg health, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy (UGS) was administered on her right leg. This targeted the visible and hidden abnormal branches of the refluxing GSV. The procedure was seamlessly tolerated, with minimal discomfort and negligible downtime. Furthermore, the unique challenge posed by her left thigh perforator was met with a specially tailored approach involving anesthetic injections and UGS.
As we reflect upon the incredible transformation achieved, we are delighted to share a photograph taken eight weeks after completing three sessions of the treatment cycle. The results are nothing short of remarkable. Our patient experienced a comprehensive improvement, not only in the aesthetic appearance of her legs but also in the resolution of her discomforting symptoms. With a renewed sense of satisfaction and confidence, she stands as a testament to the harmonious fusion of medical expertise and patient-centered care.
At our clinic, the success stories of patients like her reaffirm our commitment to delivering cutting-edge treatments with a compassionate touch. We celebrate her journey towards healthier, happier legs and look forward to aiding others in achieving similar success.