There are many things to love about living in a year-round summertime climate: no coats and sweaters filling up our closets, no need to bundle the kiddos up every time we run out for errands, a healthy glow instead of winter pastiness.
Of course, there are some tradeoffs: we’ve got to seriously budget for pedicures (or put some real effort into keeping our toes presentable!). And shorts weather can be awfully tricky for those of us (mamas in particular) that want to hide our varicose veins.
Varicose veins (or spider veins) are nothing to be ashamed of, mama! They affect over 20% of the population, in particular women over 20, and especially those who are pregnant or have given birth. That’s pretty much all of us, come to think of it! They’re also particularly prominent in hot environments, especially among patients who’ve moved from a colder climate. Ding ding ding!
So what’s a mama to do? Call The Vein Centre, of course! They were Singapore’s very first provider of EVLT (Endovenous Laser Therapy), way back in 2003. Under the guidance of the centre’s eminent director, vascular surgeon Dr Imran Nawaz, TVC continues to be at the forefront of developments in the field of minimally invasive varicose vein treatment.
While traditionally most women have had to resort to surgery (including general anesthesia and hospital stays) to treat varicose veins, recent advances in ultrasound guidance and new techniques like foam sclerotherapy are yielding even better results – without the pain and scarring of surgery.
Even better, the advent of EVLT in the past decade has truly revolutionised varicose vein treatment: virtually painless, it can be done in a day right in the clinic and requires only local anesthesia.
And while spider veins can generally be treated with injection sclerotherapy, The Vein Centre has cutting edge laser treatments that are even more effective, and don’t even require anesthesia.
So don’t cover up with pants or long skirts in this super-hot climate, mama. Visit The Vein Centre to find out about their minimally invasive treatments so you can start showing off your stems!
The Vein Centre
One Orchard Boulevard, #11-03 Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649
Tel: (+65) 6733 0377