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January A Great Time to See Palm Clinic For Treating Vein Conditions

Friday 1 February 2019, 5:13PM
By Beckie Wright
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At this time of the year the team at Palm Clinic often see people who want their spider veins sorted for summer. However, the unfortunate reality is that they often really need a good six months to a year to get these sorted, depending on what’s going on. As they see it, January is a great time to start the process so they’re ready to hit the beach with spider vein free legs the next summer.

The Palm Clinic team are experts in treating vein conditions, including Varicose veins and Spider veins. They use non-surgical, gold-standard procedures that require no downtime, helping to give you back legs you are proud to show off. Spider veins are treated by Microsclerotherapy which is an injection technique using ultra fine needles or in some cases with Exotherme Laser (a vascular laser specifically for treating leg spider veins).

Spider veins drain in to larger veins under the surface of the skin. If the veins that collect the blood from the spider veins are 'faulty' and too high pressure, treatment will usually be unsuccessful. For this reason, at Palm Clinic they prefer to perform a diagnostic ultrasound of the legs before spider vein treatment, in case there are underlying veins which need to be treated first. If this is the case they typically wait three months after the underlying treatment, before treating the actual spider veins. Although this can be a drawn out process it typically gets the best cosmetic results.  

Spider (or thread) veins can occur after trauma, and appear to be associated with obesity and with occupations involving prolonged standing. They can occur in association with underlying varicose veins often not obvious due to their deeper location in the leg. Generally spider veins will have been inherited genetically.

Wearing specialised support stockings and pantyhose may prevent dilated blood vessels from developing in some people, and maintaining an ideal weight and regular exercise, especially walking, may also be helpful. You should avoid wearing high-heeled shoes as they can restrict ankle movement and thereby affect the pumping mechanism of the large veins in the feet and calves.

Palm Clinic is not just about providing top quality treatments. It's also about providing the very best patient experience. Time is taken during one-on-one consultations to thoroughly address your concerns so that these can be properly addressed and treatment options discussed, so for more information on varicose vein surgery, laser clinics, botox NZ and laser treatment please visit the website at https://www.palmclinic.co.nz .