Yes, varicose veins affect men too!

There is a myth that varicose veins conditions only affect women. Nothing further from the truth! Did you know that about 20 to 30% of men suffer from varicose veins? The unfortunate reality is that most have significant vein disease before ever seeing a doctor about it.

Vein Treatments for Men

When it comes to varicose veins, most men live by the motto: “If it ain’t broke, why fix it?” They may, indeed, have varicose veins for years with little or no symptoms. However, as the condition worsens, the warning signs worsen as well. Yet many men put up with it, until they develop complications of severe pain, bleeding or even ulcers.

For many, they may only see someone about it when it affects their work or lifestyle. The only exception is when their significant other wants them to get rid of the unsightly veins and notices they are suffering in silence. Well, not anymore!

Treating your VEINS doesn’t make you VAIN, but HEALTHY!

You deserve to love your legs

Another dangerous stigma linked to varicose veins and treatments is making you come across as being vain. Due to this, some men who have no symptoms but are burdened with the look of big swollen veins that distort the skin avoid treatment. With the latest state-of-the-art non-surgical procedures and the lifestyles we afford these days, there is absolutely no reason for not getting your legs treated, especially if you are suffering. Never let varicose veins hold you back! Common symptoms include:
  • Itching
  • Swelling of the legs
  • Wounds that do not heal
  • Heaviness and pain in the legs
  • Skin changes – the skin gets darker or even thicker
  • Instant bleeding when accidentally hitting your leg on something.

Walk in walk out treatments

In the past, the fear was always time away from work for an extended period after treatment or surgery, slow recovery, or vein recurrence. Fortunately, at Doctor Vein, we understand that work and your lifestyle are extremely important, therefore our treatments involve very little, to no downtime. You can get back to work the next day. Moreover, there’s no general anaesthesia nor hospital stay as we carry out all the procedures on-the-day.

Treating problem veins couldnt get easier!

Our vein therapy process is both hassle free AND pain free. During the Initial Consultation we’ll use an ultrasound to identify the internal condition of your veins. We’ll thoroughly explain our findings and together we will schedule your treatment at the earliest available appointment.

Let’s solve all your vein problems right now. Enjoy the confidence boost of knowing that your legs look good on the outside AND are in great, healthy shape on the inside.

Frequently asked Questions

The initial consultation will take 45 mins to 1 hour. During this time a screening duplex ultrasound will be conducted to show the internal condition of your veins. Dr Param will review your medical history and physically examine the affected area/s. He will devise a bespoke treatment plan based on your condition. You will also receive a breakdown of all treatment costs, including all available Medicare rebates. You will know what to expect from the treatment and have all your questions answered during this consult.

The initial consultation costs $300, in which you will receive $158 back from Medicare. This means you will be out of pocket $142 for the initial consultation.

This depends on the type of treatment you need and how many treatments are needed based on your vein condition. Varicose vein treatment start from $790, however we are unable to quote a price until you have had an initial consultation with Dr Param. Every patient will have individual requirements.

Our vein treatments can not be claimed on private health insurance as they are performed in our clinic and not at a private hospital. Dr Param’s methods do not require general anaesthetic and seek to keep healthy people out of the hospital.

Of course, your significant other is welcome to sit in with you during all our treatments, however the pain is generally minimal and will not be as scary as you imagine.

Patients report some discomfort during treatments but not normally pain. General anaesthetic is not required at all.

This depends on the different treatments and on the individuals current Medicare threshold. Once you receive your treatment plan you will be informed of the Medicare rebates that you are eligible for.

Dr Param will thoroughly explain the post treatment process to you, which yes will likely include wearing fitted compression stocking to support blood circulation for a period of time.

Yes, we can treat you, Dr Param often sees patients who may have been treated years ago in hospital and have seen their vein condition return. Our treatments do not require general anaesthetic or hospital stays but provide long term excellent results.

Varicose veins can be caused by a number of factors:

  • Genetics – vein disease often runs in families. There is a high chance if your parents suffered from varicose veins you will develop the condition.
  • Hormonal changes – such as a rise in progesterone can impact on your body causing valve changes in your veins. This is why women often develop varicose veins during pregnancy.
  • Ageing – as we age our veins age with us. Over time the valves and walls weaken and varicose veins are more likely to develop after the age of 40.
  • Your occupation – jobs that involve sitting or standing all day can increase pressure in the legs which can lead to varicose veins.
  • Weight – being overweight or obese is a risk factor for developing varicose veins. Increased body weight can compress the veins, which increases the pressure and strains the walls and valves.
  • Trauma – significant impact to the legs can damage veins causing varicose veins.

Varicose veins are commonly found on the legs but you can get them on other parts of the body including arms and groin area.

Treatments take between 30mins to 2 hours depending on the treatment type. Check out our treatments pages for more detailed information.

Yes, Dr Param will ask you to return for a review after your treatment. He will seek to review you annually to ensure the ongoing success of your treatment.

Say good-bye to ugly veins!  We’re the clinic Melbourne, Frankston and the Peninsula trusts for efficient vein treatments. Men, it’s time to love your legs again.

Sick of keeping your pants and socks on? Doctor Vein can help you!

Vein treatments are not just for women.


Hey, I'm Dr Ganesha Param and I offer a full range of non invasive, surgery free treatments to remove varicose veins & spider veins.

If you are unsure if your symptoms are caused by chronic venous disease including varicose veins, spider veins or any associated signs, book a consult with me and I’ll  be able to guide you to through.