Podiatrists are frontline specialists who can pick up on indications of a person’s vascular issues and advice them on the importance of prevention and early invention.
Spider veins are unsightly fine thread like veins often found on the calves and thighs.
Most of the time they are just an unsightly nuisance but if the patient has many patches of spider veins; this might signify the patient’s vein system is not working
They are treatable but tend to recur at another spot 1-2 years later
Treatment options include Radiofrequency ablation, Diode Laser ablation and injection sclerotherapy and will take typically 2-3 sessions
Unfortunately if they are only treated in isolation the procedure is not claimable as it is a cosmetic procedure
They are bulging, large, tortuous veins found on the thighs and calves
They can cause cramps and soreness and in 20-30% of the time lead to permanent skin damage and ulcers.
Yes Varicose veins can be treated with minimally invasive procedures with 90% success rate
Treatment options include Radiofrequency or Laser Ablation, Chemical Embolisation and Injection sclerotherapy and usually takes just 1 session
Varicose veins are a medical problem and most Singaporean Private Integrated Shield Plans reimburse the procedure and follow up fees.