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  • Does the procedure hurt?
    The amount of discomfort felt will vary with the individual. The needles used are extremely fine (similar to acupuncture needles) and many are hardly felt at all. The injected solution can sting slightly for short periods of time.
  • Does the procedure interfere with my work or home duties?
    This is a walk-in, walk-out procedure where most treatments last for about 30minutes. Following treatment your daily routine should not be disrupted, however heavy physical exercise should be avoided for about 2 weeks following each treatment.
  • What if I do not treat my varicose veins?
    Symptoms commonly associated with varicose veins include leg tiredness, heaviness, aching, throbbing, restlessness, tingling, itching numbness and swelling. Complications such as phlebitis, blood clots, dermatitis, ulcers can occur if veins are left untreated.
  • Do I need these veins?
    Varicose veins and spider veins are not functional, and the blood has already found alternative pathways via healthy veins. Varicose veins are not missed by the circulation, in fact, improves without them.
  • 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, as the same causative hereditary factors still exist. These new veins are generally less pronounced and can be easily treated. In some patients an annual treatment is required to keep new vessel growth to a minimum.
  • What about lasers for vein treatment?
    Despite the proven usefulness in other procedures, the treatment of leg veins by external laser has thus far been disappointing. Currently available lasers can be very useful in treating the tiny cosmetic facial veins, but have been significantly less effective on legs veins when compared to expert sclerotherapy. Also, lasers are far from painless.
  • Should I wait until I have completed my family?
    Becoming pregnant with existing varicose veins will only lead to the veins becoming significantly worse as the pregnancy develops. Most Phlebologists agree that treatment for varicose veins is best performed before or between pregnancies.

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