If you are at all worried about your leg health or are in pain, winter is a great time to book in at our leg vein clinic for a initial consultation. You will receive a complete medical examination and ultrasound investigation on your legs, I will discuss the findings with you and the best course of action. From there you will have a treatment plan is put together outlining all costs and any Medicare and health fund rebates.   

Most patients require multiple sessions, usually over a few months in order to achieve optimal results. From start to finish you will be taken care of by me (Dr Nicholas Kemp) and we also offer complementary post treatment reviews for a year in order to ensure procedures are fully successful and that you are happy with the results.

Booking in advance offers you the freedom to choose treatment days and accommodate work and family commitments. At The Leg Vein Doctor after-hours sessions are particularly popular as the nature of our treatments means there is NO downtime and you can go straight back to work or home to cook dinner for your family!

Modern varicose vein treatments are designed to be walk-in walk-out and this is the model that has practiced in Europe and the United States for many years. General anesthetics are discouraged because they prevent a patient from being mobile following a procedure, therefore putting them at greater risk of  DVTs.  Not to mention the inconvenience of not being able to drive and requiring someone to collect you from the hospital.

Early booking also allows you to complete your treatment before it gets hot, which is most patients preference as the compression stockings can be hidden under trousers or worn as tights (black available). Perhaps most importantly it means your legs will be ready for the beach before the next heatwave.

Call our friendly receptionists at our varicose vein clinic on 37209912 to book an appointment for Brisbane or Toowoomba. 

Source: Brisbane Body Expert

Long periods of standing in the one position in certain occupations such has hairdressing, nursing or machinery work can often lead to discomfort in the legs and feet. Symptoms such as a vague aching sensation, itchy, restless legs or burning and sweating feet can be due to poor clearance of venous blood out of the legs. 

People affected with venous disease that causes venous incompetence are particularly prone to these symptoms if they are standing for prolonged periods and not walking around. Walking helps clear the blood out of the lower limbs because contraction of the calf muscles compresses the deep veins and this is the mechanism by which venous blood gets pumped up and out of the legs. It’s known as the “Calf muscle pump”.

If you are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms such as just described and your work involves extended periods of standing on your feet without the opportunity of moving about too much, you might be suffering from venous incompetence and poor clearance of venous blood out of your legs due to venous disease. This can often occur without the presence of visible varicose veins.

A duplex venous ultrasound of the saphenous veins and deep veins in your legs is the appropriate investigation for this problem. For many people immediate treatment may not be an option due to pregnancy, work and family commitments or because they do not have direct access to funds for procedures.

Compression therapy in the form of socks or stockings maybe beneficial in relieving some of the symptoms mentioned above through boosting a persons circulation when worn throughout the day. The Leg Vein Doctor now carries a wide range of compression therapy in various grades and forms to fit all sizes. Banish the thought of those white TED surgical / hospital stockings from your mind. The non surgical compression therapy we have is breathable for the Queensland heat and comes in a choice of colours. It is not just for women either, we have men's 'dress' socks suitable to be worn with a suit and a core spun range which can be comfortably worn with work or safety boots. Both the options for men and women are unidentifiable to others so know one need know about your issue.   

Please call the clinic to book an initial consultation should you require more information and advise regarding if these medical accessories could be as suitable option for you pre-treatment. 

A significant proportion of patients present at our clinic because they are more concerned about the appearance of surface veins on their legs rather than symptomatic problems such as aching or swelling in their legs. And it is not just ladies – with Queensland’s warmer weather many men are also choosing to treat their unsightly leg veins for cosmetic reasons. Here are my top tips for those considering cosmetic vein treatment:

The first thing to know is that unsightly surface veins usually result from impaired blood flow in veins lying beneath the skin which are failing in their purpose to clear the blood out of the skin.  Careful examination of subsurface veins with Doppler Ultrasound to detect this kind of problem is essential because failure to detect and treat this kind of problem is likely to lead to disappointing results and also increase the risk of "Matting" - a complication which  aggravates the appearance of the surface veins. 

Secondly, be sure to notify your treating doctor of any medications that you might happen to take, including supplemental therapies.  Certain supplements such as Fishoil can sometimes interfere with the treatment and provoke "Matting".

Thirdly, compression stockings – no one likes to wear them but they do mean better results! 

Finally, you need to remember that cosmetic treatments of spider veins is never completely permanent as over time small new surface will grow and  may need continual maintenance. Following completion of your treatment plan your legs should look great. However in a few years time especially you might need a top up session. 

Dr Nick Kemp writes as part of the Expert Team with Style Magazine. You can pick up a copy of the September edition from multiple locations around Brisbane, The Gold Coast and Toowoomba.

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AuthorNicholas Kemp

The Leg Vein Doctor is a private phlebology practice exclusively offering treatments to  patients suffering from venous disease and its manifestations on the lower limbs. Patients are presented with modern treatment options for varicose veins and spider veins in line with international standards of best practice.

Predominately servicing the Brisbane metropolitan area including Ipswich and the Gold Coast, the clinic's reach extends far beyond to country Queensland. Doctor Kemp is committed to providing treatment to rural communities as a Fellow of the College of Rural and Remote Medicine, he runs a monthly clinic in Toowoomba and sees many patients from his former doctors group in Mount Isa. 

Because The Leg Vein Doctor specialises in the removal of varicose veins and spider veins, you will be offered the most suitable treatment for your individual condition. Our team of reception and nursing staff are knowledgeable on the symptoms of venus disease and assisting with patients that suffer from it. Because we are dedicated only to phlebology there is no hidden agenda of up-selling on cosmetic injectable, or vasectomies as other centres might.  

Dr Nicholas Kemp has been mentored by renown Phelobologist A/ Professor  Kurosh Parsi, President of The Australasian College of Phlebology at his centre of excellence; Sydney Skin and Vein Clinic.