Varicose veins and laser treatment, Geelong

Varicose veins are swollen, bulging and twisted blue veins mainly caused by high blood pressure inside your veins. Factors such as hormonal changes, obesity, lack of physical activity, and pregnancy may increase the risk of varicose veins. At our laser vein clinic in Geelong, we offer the latest in varicose vein treatment with laser therapy. This innovative approach includes both external treatment and endovenous laser ablation methods.

The endovenous laser method is a minimally invasive procedure which is performed for larger varicose veins. In this procedure, a laser fibre is inserted into the vein till it reaches the affected area. The fibre then emits a laser, producing heat and forming blood clots in the vessel. This blood vessel gradually shrinks and disappears. This is an outpatient procedure and takes about 30 minutes.

This procedure has various advantages, such as:

  • Veins present deep inside the skin can be treated
  • Laser can be used on all skin tones as it is not highly absorbed by melanin
  • Less pain and discomfort
  • Very fast and does not require hospitalisation

Laser treatment may have a few side effects, such as reddening, swelling or mild bruising in the treated area in the first few hours of treatment.