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Easy Steps to Prevent Spider Veins

Spider veins, which are smaller than varicose veins and found closer to the skin’s surface, most commonly occur on the legs and face; while red or blue in color, their similar pattern to that of a spider’s web explains their name. When covering a small area of skin spider veins are usually of little consequence, … Continue reading

March 4, 2014

Effective Treatment of Spider Veins

Varicose veins and other ugly leg veins are among the most common venous problems that people seek treatment for at the Vein Clinic. However, as a vein doctor, Dr. John Tan can provide help with a number of more unusual vein problems. If any of the following sound familiar and have become problematic, an appointment … Continue reading

September 24, 2013

Treatment of Less Common Vein Problems

Varicose veins and other ugly leg veins are among the most common venous problems that people seek treatment for at the Vein Clinic. However, as a vein doctor, Dr. John Tan can provide help with a number of more unusual vein problems. If any of the following sound familiar and have become problematic, an appointment … Continue reading

September 13, 2013

Understanding the Complications of Varicose Veins

Far from just being ugly leg veins, varicose veins bring with them a number of possible complications. This is why it is advisable to seek treatment of varicose veins, particularly if they are painful or causing you other discomfort. Thrombophlebitis (swelling of a vein) and deep vein thrombosis have already been comprehensively covered in previous … Continue reading

August 29, 2013

Identifying causes for varicose veins

While effective treatment of varicose veins is now possible through minimally invasive options such as injection sclerotherapy, the EVLT or VNUS procedure, if varicose veins can be prevented that is preferable. In order to reduce your risk of developing abnormal leg veins, it is important to understand how varicose veins are caused and which factors … Continue reading

August 14, 2013

Which Option for Treatment of Varicose Veins?

If you are keen to explore non-surgical options for the treatment of varicose veins, there are a number of less invasive treatments available, which will be explained to you at your appointment at the Vein Clinic. These include injection sclerotherapy, where a chemical is inserted into the problem veins in an attempt to close them, … Continue reading

August 1, 2013

Can I choose not to treat my veins?

It is not certain if one’s condition would progress all the way to the last stage, however you have a choice whether or not to get your spider veins or varicose veins treated. There’s no way to say for sure how your veins will turn out, however, the following factors may determine if you are … Continue reading

August 26, 2012

Spider veins – more than just skin-deep

If you are troubled by the unappealing clusters of blue and purple lines on the legs and face, fret no longer. You are not alone – and there is a simple way to get rid of them. Using a technique called injection sclerotherapy, doctors are able to clear more than 90 per cent of spider … Continue reading

July 24, 2012

Sclerotherapy – Q & A

All you need to know about Sclerotherapy! Final Instalment! Q: If my compression stockings get stained by blood, what should I do? If your compression stocking gets stained, you can simply soak them in water or detergent then hand-wash and air dry them. Please do not place them into the washing machine and put them … Continue reading

March 31, 2012
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