Meet a remarkable 31-year-old woman who came to our clinic seeking relief from the burdens of varicose veins. Her journey towards healthier legs and renewed confidence is a testament to the expertise of our vein expert.
At the age of 20, she began noticing the emergence of bulging varicose veins along the medial aspect of her left leg. Over the years, these abnormal veins grew increasingly pronounced, accompanied by distressing symptoms. The heaviness, cramps, and restless legs that plagued her were exacerbated by long hours of standing and the sweltering Melbourne weather—all common varicose vein symptoms.
The impact on her quality of life was undeniable. She found solace in moments of rest, elevating her leg and donning compression stockings. Yet she couldn't escape the concern about the appearance of her veins or the potential health consequences. It was clear that her varicose vein symptoms were taking a toll on her lifestyle.
Veins Treatment Procedure
Upon her initial visit to our clinic, a comprehensive examination revealed varices on one side of her leg. To pinpoint the source of these visible bulges, a Duplex Ultrasound (DU) examination was conducted. The culprit behind these surface varices was identified as the Great Saphenous Vein (GSV), a major truncal vein.
Our approach to her condition was centered on treating the source of these surface varices. We opted for the Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) technique, performed under local anesthesia. This method boasts a remarkable success rate of up to 95% when executed by experienced hands. The procedure, completed as an outpatient service, allowed her to walk in and out of our clinic on the same day.
Post-procedure, she was advised to wear compression stockings during the day for just one week. Remarkably, she was able to return to work within days, experiencing only minimal discomfort. Following the EVLA, our vein expert administered ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy (UGS) to address both visible and non-visible abnormal branches of the refluxing GSV. This part of her treatment journey was characterized by minimal discomfort and virtually no downtime.
Fast forward 12 weeks, and after three sessions of this comprehensive treatment cycle, the transformation was undeniable. Both aesthetically and medically, she achieved remarkable results. Her distressing varicose vein symptoms had completely vanished, leaving her not only delighted but also liberated from the physical and emotional burdens she had carried for years.
Her story exemplifies the triumphs that form the foundation of our Melbourne Varicose Vein Clinic. We take satisfaction in assisting people like her to restore their self-assurance and comfort so they may completely embrace life.
If you, too, are dealing with varicose vein symptoms or abnormal veins, don't hesitate to reach out. We are here to provide expert care and personalized solutions tailored to your unique needs.