Did you know the Vein and Skin clinic also offer a range of services in Invercargill?
Dr Henryk Poczwa regularly operates from the Southern Cross hospital, helping patients with a variety of procedures.
If you’re in the South Island and can’t make it up to Wellington for treatment, then Dr Poczwa will come to you!
Vein procedures available in Invercargill
With 20 years of pioneering work in New Zealand, Dr Poczwa has perfected non-surgical varicose vein procedures which will have you walking in and out of the clinic on the same day.
Almost one-third of people suffer from varicose veins, and with symptoms such as swelling, burning, and aching, there’s no need to suffer in silence. We offer the very latest in treatment, so contact us to discuss your options.
EVLA (Cool Touch Laser) combined with UGS (Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy)
EVLA treatment (Endovenous Laser Ablation) converts light energy to heat energy, which causes vein walls to collapse. Once this happens, the veins stop working and gradually disappear over the next few weeks.
EVLA treatment is a simple day procedure, and the patient remains awake during the treatment. Tumescent anaesthetic is used to numb the vein that is to be lasered. This procedure can be used to treat even the largest of varicose veins.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS) involves an injection of a chemical solution into the vein to irritate the vein wall. This turns the vein from soft to solid and fibrous. The body then gradually absorbs the fibrous vein over the next few couple of months.
This procedure is used to treat the tortuous superficial varicose vein. An experienced sonographer assists Dr Poczwa during the procedure. Normal activities can be resumed immediately, although compression stockings may need to be worn for a couple of weeks.
Reticular and Spider Veins
These veins are usually seen on legs. Sometimes they can become enlarged to cosmetically unpleasant sizes.
When this happens we use Microsclerotherapy to treat them. Much like the above UGS treatment, a very fine needle is used to inject the vein with a chemical solution. This solution breaks down the vein walls, allowing the body to reabsorb the cells.
Anti-aging procedures from a Vein & Skin Clinic cosmetic nurse
Botox offers a way of reducing deep facial wrinkles without the need for surgery. This anti-aging treatment is simple, effective and low-risk, resulting in growing popularity in the cosmetics industry.
Botox works by preventing the injected muscles from receiving nerve signals that tell them to tense. With prolonged use, this weakens the muscles, reducing wrinkles and in time, the lines caused by frowning or squinting.
Dermal Fillers are an excellent alternative to a surgical facelift. As we get older, our skin starts to sag and becomes thinner due to collagen loss. Dermal fillers add volume to skin and counteract the effects of aging by smoothing deep lines and wrinkles, and adding volume to the face and neck.
Why choose Dr Poczwa and wife, Cosmetic Nurse Bernadette?
Dr Henryk Poczwa is one of New Zealand’s leading phlebologists and appearance medicine experts.
In 2002, Dr Poczwa introduced revolutionary laser treatment of varicose veins into New Zealand, and since then, he has successfully treated nearly 3,000 cases.
Since Dr Poczwa introduced the procedure, numerous Phlebologists and Vascular Surgeons have adopted the practice because of its high success rate and low risk.
As one of the pioneers of vein and skin treatment in New Zealand, there is no one better to talk to about your specific and unique condition.
Contact us today if you are interested in any of the above treatments in Invercargill either through our website or call the Southern Cross Hospital directly here:
Southern Cross Hospital
108 Deveron Street
MSK Southland Ultrasound
64 Arena Ave
Phone: 0800 639968
or 04 939 1353