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Bathurst Varicose Veins

Now is a favourable time for vein treatment

Many Australians, particularly women, will develop varicose veins which occur most commonly on the legs and thighs.

These visible and bulging veins, which range in size from large veins to small spider veins, are often associated with symptoms such as tired, heavy and aching legs and in severe cases, varicose veins can rupture and open sores (called ulcers) can form on the skin.


Spider vein are most common on the thighs, behind the knees, an on the ankles and feet, but they also appear on the face. These thin, red or purplish networks of very fine veins take their name from the pattern they form, which often resembles a tangle of webs.

The cause of varicose veins and spider veins is not entirely understood, but family history and ageing increase the chances of developing varicose veins. In addition, smoking, obesity, pregnancy and jobs requiring you to stand for long periods of time are precipitating factors.

Regular exercise to promote good circulation, especially walking, swimming or cycling can help prevent varicose veins.

Although a very common and usually benign condition, once you have varicose veins they are not likely to disappear on their own and many women seek out removal techniques for cosmetic reasons.

Whilst laser therapy is used to treat some varicose veins, the majority of small and medium varicose veins and spider veins are treated by a completely painless method known as sclerotherapy followed by compression. Patients who have had their legs treated by this method are also put on a walking program which helps to force the blood from the bulging veins to the healthy ones.

Our principal doctor, Dr. Akber Alaymar is an experienced sclerotherapist. He specialises in treating different types of vein problems through sclerotherapy. Dr Alaymer is located locally in Bathurst.