Unfortunately, they can't.
But the good news is that treatment for varicose veins has advanced so much. Not only are procedures minimally invasive (≤1mm incision), most of them are completed in less than an hour!
Here are 3 things to know about varicose veins:
It is a heritable condition and it does not go away on its own
It predominantly affects women especially during puberty, pregnancy and menopause
Treatment is often covered by insurance
Left untreated, varicose veins may cause the following:
What should I do?
See a vascular specialist who can assess your medical history and the severity of the condition.
What are the common treatment options?
Depending on your medical history, the following options may be recommended:
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure that involves an injection directly into the vein. The procedure is generally tolerable and may take about 1 hour to complete (more information).
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure (1 mm skin incision) that uses heat to close off varicose veins. It results in minimal scarring and usually takes less than an hour to complete (more information).
Even better, ClariVein only requires a 0.5 mm skin incision and it closes the vein using a solution instead of heat. For patients with sensitive skin this might be a more suitable procedure (more information)
How can Ulink help?
Ulink has helped many of our clients undergo minimally invasive treatment at Singapore's top vascular specialists:
Dr Benjamin Chua (Mt. Elizabeth Novena)
Formerly Head of Singapore General Hospital's Department of Vascular surgery, Dr Chua is very experienced in vascular surgeries and minimally invasive procedures. (More on Dr Chua)
Dr Cheng Chin Chuen (Mt. Elizabeth Orchard)
Dr Cheng is a very experienced vascular specialist and was formerly Chief of Vascular services at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is very familiar with minimally invasive procedures. (More on Dr Cheng)
Our clients have benefited from:
1. Flexibility of treatment options: to suit individual needs and budget
2. Personal service: before entering the clinic and after you leave
3. Short waiting times: as short as <1 day
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