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April 13, 2021

Can varicose veins be cured with exercise?

Exercise is great for so many reasons. Regular physical activity comes with benefits like reduced risk of heart disease and cancer, lower blood pressure, strengthening of bones, joints & muscles, a lower risk of falls, and more. Can it also be credited with curing varicose veins? Let’s take a look at what varicose veins are and what causes them.
April 13, 2021

Is hair loss genetic?

Pattern hair loss is caused by genetics. According to popular myth, it is passed down by the mother. The theory is if your grandfather on your mother’s side is bald, so will you be – but this is false.
March 24, 2021
Woman sits on park bench scratching itchy varicose veins

Why are my varicose veins itchy?

For some people, having itchy varicose veins is the first time they noticed their prominent veins could be more than just a cosmetic problem. Itchy varicose veins are one of several symptoms of venous insufficiency that may signal you have venous eczema (also known as venous stasis dermatitis, venous dermatitis, or varicose eczema). This is a sign of chronic venous disease and a good indication it’s time to do something about your veins.
March 15, 2021
Man counting $50 notes

Can a cheap hair transplant be a good hair transplant?

  Can a cheap hair transplant be a good hair transplant? A cheap hair transplant can sound very appealing – especially if it comes with an overseas trip. Local clinics may also offer apparently inexpensive hair restoration. But before you make the leap, let’s look at what makes this rumoured cheap option so cheap.
March 11, 2021
Bare feet crossed at ankles, with extensive varicose veins on feet and ankles

Are ankle and foot veins linked to deeper vein problems?

The bluish veins that show up close to the surface of the skin on the inner or outer ankles and feet may have been there a while, and perhaps you feel a little unsure if they’re a problem. What are they? What causes them? Are they good, bad, or indifferent? Corona phlebectasia are the spider veins that can appear near the ankle and foot. They fan out like the sun’s corona, hence the name – and are larger than healthy capillaries. Essentially, these veins aren’t working as they should and may indicate venous disease.
March 11, 2021
Sclerotherapy syringe about to inject back of leg covered in varicose veins and spider veins

Why does hyperpigmentation occur after sclerotherapy?

Hyperpigmentation is a darkening of the skin. It is a symptom of conditions in several different regions of the body. There are a couple of reasons why it is relevant to varicose veins, healing from sclerotherapy and a symptom of serious venous disease. It might look like a light brown discolouration or a dark shadow near the area of the vein.
February 2, 2021

Body-to-Scalp Hair Transplant: Why would anybody want that?

Many have joked about getting their chest hair transplanted to their scalp, but did you know it’s an established procedure? During a hair transplant, donor hair is extracted from the back of the head. This is where healthy hair that has been largely unaffected by the genetic hair loss process lives and thrive. The hair can be extracted by FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) or FUT strip surgery in varying numbers. The big question is, what if you don’t have enough donor hair on the back of the head to transfer?
August 31, 2020

Hair Transplant Scars: Can they be repaired?

Up to 70% of our patients come to us for help after receiving a botched hair transplant elsewhere and suffering obvious scarring or other disappointing outcomes. Hair may have been implanted in the wrong direction, angle, or position by an unscrupulous or ill-trained clinic.
August 17, 2020

Should I get my problem veins assessed/treated during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic has resulted in elective surgeries and interventions in hospitals being postponed in many countries around the world, including here in Australia, to divert those resources to managing the pandemic. However, the treatment of venous disease is important and must not be overlooked.
July 30, 2020

Local or Overseas: Where should you get a hair transplant?

When looking into getting a hair transplant, an important question is where to get your transplant done. Low prices overseas tempt many patients. Indeed, a whole industry has sprung up to meet this demand, known as hair transplant tourism. But when it comes to medical surgery, choosing the cheapest deal is not the best choice.