Our Toronto Sclerotherapy Clinic offers complete diagnosis and treatment of all cosmetic varicose veins and spider veins by Board Certified physicians
Please note: we are one of the few clinics in Canada to offer Duplex Ultrasound technology for the diagnosis and treatment of leg veins. This state-of-the-art equipment allows the Doctor to actually see and treat the deeper, hidden veins that feed your surface, smaller veins.
If Duplex Ultrasound is not used, patients may need ongoing repeat sessions for years, as the deeper veins are not treated. We often see patients who have endured unneeded sclerotherapy for years. Make sure to ask whether your clinic has Duplex Ultrasound, so you can have the best diagnosis and treatment results.
Please note that there is a $75 fee, which goes towards your treatment, for the initial duplex ultrasound scan, which is not covered by OHIP for cosmetic procedures.
Important Questions to ask when choosing a Vein Clinic:
Who will provide my consultation?
At some clinics nurses or administrators provide your initial consultation.
At our clinic, only Board Certified Doctors care for you from your first visit. Even small, superficial veins can be caused by deeper, more serious vein-reflux or by other medical problems. Proper, specialist medical assessment is a must!
We use state- of-the-art imaging technology to get an accurate diagnosis of your vein problem. We see many patients who have had multiple treatments at non-specialist clinics, only to have continual recurrences of their veins. This is because deeper vein systems were not diagnosed and treated!
Who will provide my treatment sessions?
Your treatments are performed only by Board Certified Doctors specializing in Venous Anatomy and Radiology, smaller veins are injected by our Registered Nurse sclerotherapists under supervision.
Can you handle all levels of vein problems?
Yes! Some clinics only treat very minor, superficial veins. If there is a deeper source of the problem, they are not equipped to diagnose or to treat it.
What if I have a Complication? Will I have to be referred elsewhere?
Like any Medical procedure, there is a chance of complications. Though these are uncommon, it is important to have proper medical follow-up. Unlike many non-specialist vein clinics our Doctors follow every case personally, and are always available if there is any problem.
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Your initial evaluation includes a complete Medical history and physical examination conducted by a Specialist in Vein Medicine. The doctor will discuss and explain the extent of your vein problem, rule out other contributing medical conditions, and recommend several treatment options. These include:
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Compression Stocking Therapy
For very early or mild cases, compression garments can work very well. We carry a complete line of the latest styles and colors. Modern compression stockings are very stylish, and cannot be distinguished from regular stockings. They are appropriate for men or women.
Stockings are required after any treatment. We usually recommend that you purchase two pairs.
Sclerotherapy involves injection into the veins to collapse them. Superficial injections can be done quickly and simply. Generally, more than one session is required, depending on the extent of the disease.
For deeper or more extensive problems, we are one of the only Canadian clinics to offer Duplex Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy, in which the Doctor is able to guide the needle into veins deep below the skin surface using cutting edge minimally invasive image guided therapy. Only by treating the deeper veins can you solve the surface vein problem.
Regular Sclerotherapy sessions last 15-20 minutes. The treatment is done only by our specialist doctors, or highly experienced Nurses under direct supervision. Unlike many non-specialist clinics, we inject the maximum, safe amount at each session, and we inject deeper vein systems that are often the cause of your vein problems.
Duplex Ultrasound Mapping
If there is any evidence of deeper vein disease, the Doctor will recommend Duplex Mapping. We are one of the only clinics in Ontario to offer this high-tech ultrasound examination for Varicose Vein treatment. The Doctor examines the entire venous system, in order to determine the source of the problem. In many cases of Varicose and Spider veins, it is not possible to solve the problem without this information.
Proximal Greater Saphenous Mid Greater Saphenous
with Color Doppler with Color Doppler
A proper Duplex examination saves both time and money, since treatment failures are much fewer. If you are a patient who has undergone years of therapy for your veins, you likely did not need to endure this.
In addition to duplex ultrasound, our Doctors use special Transillumination technology. This allows for highly detailed examination of surface, spider veins and the deeper, feeding systems.
We use only the latest, state-of-the art lasers for treating veins. The laser is most effective in treating small reddish/blue “spider veins”. These can be treated quickly and painlessly. Unlike some non-specialist clinics, we only use the laser to treat small veins after any underlying, deeper problems have been treated. All treatments are done by Board Certified Laser Physicians, not by technicians or nurse/aestheticians. To learn more about the laser, click here
EndoVenous Laser Therapy
We are one of the first clinics in Canada to offer this exciting, new treatment! It is used in the event that the main junction of the saphenous vein is not functioning normally. This causes many cases of moderate to severe varicose veins. The treatment is done under local anesthetic and is highly effective.
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Treatment at our Vein Clinic is conducted only by highly trained and experienced Specialist Doctors. It is very important to treat vein disease as a medical condition, and to undertake diagnosis and treatment with the most advanced technology available. You can rely on our expertise and commitment to you as our patient to achieve the best possible results.
Call 416 515 0007 to book your consultation.
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