Over our years of treating varicose veins in Nelson and Marlborough, we’ve also written many articles on the subject. We’ve explored signs and symptoms of varicose veins; including heavy, tired, achy and restless legs. We’ve also written articles on after-care. It’s no secret that following two of our effective walk-in, walk-out treatments (UGS and EVLA), Dr David Orsbourn will ask you to wear compression stockings for up to two weeks. But, there is also a case for wearing compression stockings while you consider treatment options. Read on to discover more.
Compression Stockings and Varicose Veins:
Compression stockings support healthy blood circulation, that’s why their use is recommended on long-haul flights to prevent DVT. The pressure from the elastic construction materials compresses surface veins. This, in turn, aids the vein valves functionality, allowing blood to flow back to the heart without obstruction. The healthy blood flow can alleviate the symptoms you may be experiencing from varicose veins, confirming that treatment will be well worthwhile. This something David occasionally advises patients to do if it is not immediately obvious that it is the veins that are the main issue.
All that said, we don’t recommend the use of compression stockings as a long-term solution to varicose vein symptoms. If you are experiencing visible or non-visible symptoms, the best course of action is to book a complimentary full doctor’s vein assessment and scan. David offers these at our clinic in Nelson or the Churchill Private Hospital in Blenheim Marlborough.
At your assessment, David may prescribe pre-treatment stockings, offering the correct personal fit and compression level. He will also discuss treatment options with you.
How we help – Treatment Options:
At enhanceskin, all of the treatments are carried out either at our clinic in Nelson or at the Churchill Private Hospital in Blenheim, Marlborough. They are all minimally invasive, walk-in and walk-out treatments.
- Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (UGFS) uses specialised ultrasound equipment to guide sclerosant injections that permanently close the vein. This procedure is virtually painless, so requires no anaesthesia.
- Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), the gold standard varicose vein treatment, again, requires no general anaesthesia or hospital stay. You walk in and walk out (wearing compression stockings for two weeks), and you can even drive home afterwards.
- Venaseal Glue is another option for a small number of patients with advantages. David explains to those who he feels will benefit from this treatment.
Contact us to book your appointment in Nelson or Marlborough with David!