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May 14, 2019

Hey CrossFitters, are veins that ‘pop out’ normal or a warning sign?

When it comes to protruding veins in CrossFitters and body builders, it can be hard to tell immediately whether they are the result of vascularity or varicose veins. Some assume men just don’t get varicose veins. They suppose it’s a woman’s problem caused by wearing high heels, pregnancy, or crossing the legs. But that’s not correct!
April 17, 2019

Sclerotherapy: What is Sclerosant and Why Does it Work on Varicose Veins?

Sclerotherapy is one of the most popular treatments for varicose and spider veins. If you look through the before and after shots of some of our patients, you’ll see ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and direct vision sclerotherapy features repeatedly.
April 10, 2019

FUT Aftermath: Permanent Scars from Strip Surgery

Have you decided to have hair transplant surgery? Congratulations: it’s the first step in resolving the problem of unwanted hair loss. The next step is to decide which hair restoration surgery is right for you. You may have heard of FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) or Strip Surgery, but there are some very compelling reasons why you should avoid this option.
March 27, 2019

Understanding the Cost: Manual and Robotic FUE

As follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair restoration becomes an increasingly affordable and feasible procedure, clients are faced with a huge variety of choices when it comes to the clinic, technology, and technique they would like to opt for.
March 12, 2019

The Dangers of Excessive Liposuction

Everyone wants to be the best version of themselves that they can be. It’s only natural. However, one of the most common requests we hear at our surgery is: “Take it all out, Doc! I don’t want any fat left behind,” and, “give me lipo, in high def! I want to be super sculpted!” However, before rushing in and trying to rid your body of all fat, it is important to understand the liposuction process and what you can expect to get out of your procedure.
March 6, 2019

5 Home Remedies for Varicose Veins and Why They Won’t Work

There’s a surprising amount of misinformation on the internet about home remedies promising to fix your varicose veins for good.
February 26, 2019

Kidspot: What expectant mums need to know about varicose veins

Pregnancy is a magical time, you get to see your baby growing, revel in the tiny movements across your stomach and plan out the nursery. But it also has some less than perfect moments with engorged breasts, all day sickness and varicose veins. Typically, the more pregnancies you have, the higher your chances are of having those painful and unsightly veins popping up. If you’re one of the lucky ones, Dr Peter Paraskevas, Phlebologist from Paras Clinic and Executive Board Member of The Australasian College of Phlebology has some helpful advice. Published at Kidspot Erinne Dragosetti | February 22, 2019
February 26, 2019

Will Varicose Veins Go Away After Pregnancy?

Many women first notice varicose veins while pregnant and may experience symptoms like muscle cramps at night, heaviness in the legs, aching, swelling, pain, or even itching and dermatitis in the legs.
February 21, 2019

Why Diet and Exercise Won’t Get Rid of Cankles?

The word “cankle” became widespread in pop culture when Jason Alexander’s character in the movie Shallow Hal used the term to describe an overweight women’s lower leg. For some women, developing thick ankles is no laughing matter it could actually reveal an undiagnosed health issue and have very little to do with diet and exercise.
February 20, 2019

Will an FUE Hair Transplant Look Obvious?

If you get a hair transplant, will everyone know? Can it look natural? Discovering that your hair transplant has left you with an unnatural hairline can be devastating. Luckily, the right treatment techniques and professional expertise maximises the chances of you ending up with a hairline that looks natural and that blends with the rest of your hair.