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Do you occasionally experience any of the following?

• Having to wait for 24 hours for a doctor to answer questions about your personal or family health.

• Sitting in the waiting from long after your set appointment time and then, wasting more time waiting in the exam room

• Hurried office questions that leave you with multiple questions• Being forced into an office examination when you know a phone call would have been sufficient.

If so, do not worry. You are not alone.

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Welcome to Dial a Home Doctor – Australian leading bulk-billed home visiting doctor service. As a patient of Dial a Home Doctor, your will always have a doctor who invest his or her time to know you and your family. In particular, you will enjoy the following benefits associated with hiring our home doctor?Immediate careNo dealing with personal assistance – your personal doctor will be readily available 24/7.
Communication: Reach your after hours doctor via secure mails, personal cell phone or arranged visits. Our doctors make all the effort to see you on the shortest time possible. When routine care or acute problems can be managed through a call, we will do so, thus, saving you more time.

Time: If you decide to work with our after hours doctor, your typical office visit will be a maximum of 30 minutes in most cases. We understand your time is precious and therefore, we offer a “no wait” waiting room for your enhanced convenience.

Personal Care: The current healthcare system in Australia can cause the head to spin! Our after hours doctor will do everything possible to ensure your walk through the maze of pre-approvals, referrals, and visits to other doctors will be as simple and stress-free as possible. We will provide you with all the required information, e-mail, and call specialists when necessary to make your experience good. Our doctors will be the quarterback of your health care team.

Problem Solving: At a dial a home doctor, our doctors are problem solvers. When new health complications related to health arise, they will set aside the necessary time to establish coordinated diagnosis and treatment. This time also allows them to manage a couple of complicated chronic health problems safely. Our doctors keep up-to-date with all the changing and new treatment options and guidelines.

Wellness Care :In order for you to age gracefully, you need to take proper care of your health – your most valuable asset. Our after-hours doctors are your health coaches and advisers; even when it would be hard for you to get the required medical care. Our package includes;

• A full health risk evaluation and physical exam

• Counseling on nutritional needs

• Fitness assessment and exercise prescription

• Detailed preventive cardiology assessment

• Proper diseases screenings and prevention

• 24/7 access to our website, blog and in-depth answers to your emails.

“Whole-istic” Treatment Options:Science is the backbone of medicine, and whenever possible, you healthcare should be based on quality and unbiased research. But medicine is also an art and doctors need to use their common sense and intuition in some cases. Our services are wholistic. Our after hours doctors appreciate that the wholeness that make us human is a combination of our psychology, biology and spirit.

They do not consider themselves to be alternative medicine doctors, but have become adept in filtering the thousands of alternative medical care options available. Some options have low risk, ideally high benefits and seem to be safe. Our doctors recommend them whenever appropriate.

Others are potentially harmful, snake oil, are often scientifically proven to offer no benefit.If you are searching for science-based home doctor who utilizes experience and acquired medical common sense to care for your overall well-being and filter what you hear from the media, our doctors are right for you.
National Care Network: Our after hours doctor are connected with a national care network of private physicians. If they feel your condition cannot be managed over the phone and a visit is not possible (maybe you are on travel), they can arrange for you to be seen by another doctor in their office. Most major cities are represented.

Visit flexibility: We fully understand that you have busy schedules that sometimes do not allow for weekday visits. We have weekend visits available as well. What more, since we do not depend on physical visits alone, phone calls are a great option too. Even for some complex illnesses.
If you have any question or you would like to book a free first time consultation, feel free to contact us. We are always happy to help and to answer any question you might have.

 

If you are looking for a house cleaning company, the best place to get started would be by asking your friends, colleagues and neighbors whether they can recommend some cleaning service that they might have used in the past. However, it is possible that no one in your circle has used a professional cleaning service before. In this case, it can be challenging to hire a cleaning company which can do a high quality job at a competitive price.

The following 6 tips will help you evaluate house cleaning companies and hire the company that is best suited for your purpose:

1. Speak With Multiple House Cleaning Companies

Make sure that you request detailed quotations from more than one cleaning company. This will allow you to compare all the services and determine which company will give you the best value for your money. If you have any special cleaning requirements, make sure that all the companies provide an estimate for that too.

Speaking with these companies will also help you evaluate their professionalism to a certain extent. Now, a professional appearance during a sales call doesn’t guarantee that you will experience the same professionalism in their service. However, an unprofessional treatment during the sales phase should help you rule out a number of house cleaning companies that are likely to be a waste of your time.

2. Check The Company Background

There are many ways in which you can check the cleaning company’s background and service history. The best way would be to speak with the company’s past and existing clients to know what their experience with the company has been like.

Companies who do a good job and take pride in their work won’t mind putting you in touch with some of their customers. However companies who have a low customer satisfaction rate might not want to do this. This helps you eliminate some more cleaning companies that may not be right for you.

You can also do a quick check on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to check for any complaints or feedback for a house cleaning company you are considering. Not all cleaning companies are members of the BBB but it doesn’t take long to perform this check.

3. Check For Insurance

Beware of hiring a cleaning company which doesn’t have insurance covering its clients’ houses. And don’t just take the salesperson’s word that the company has an adequate insurance cover. You can request the cleaning company to have their insurance company send a copy of the certificate of insurance to you by fax or mail.

4. Get A List Of Services That Will Be Performed

Be aware of all the services that will be included in the package. The last thing you want is to realize that something that you wanted isn’t included in the cleaning package and you have to pay extra for that. It’s best if the list of services, frequency of servicing and other details are included in the contract to avoid any future misunderstanding.

5. Cleaning Equipment & Supplies Requirement

Establish an understanding with the house cleaning company about who will be responsible for the cleaning equipment and supplies. Some companies insist on using their own equipment and supplies while other companies don’t mind using the equipment and supplies of the client.

6. Consider All The Fees While Making A Decision

Apart from the advertised cleaning service fees, a house cleaning company may charge additional fees for things like schedule change, contract cancellation, etc. Discuss these fees and read the contract to avoid any unpleasant surprises down the road.

These tips can help you create some sort of a checklist which you can use to narrow down on the house cleaning company that best suits your purpose and budget. Spending a little time upfront in researching the cleaning companies can save you a lot of time, money and headache down the road.

For house cleaning Brisbane and bond cleaning Brisbane, make sure you talk to Family Clean.

 

If you’ve browsed realestate.com.au recently, you will have seen lots of properties listed as “offers over”. You might be wondering why we do this rather than just applying a fixed price.

Why we do it?
Ultimately “offers over” exposes more people to your property online, if used the right way —let’s not forget that some 90% of our buyer enquiry comes through these channels.

For buyers, realesate.com.au has set price bands when searching (ie: $400k to $450k and $450-$500k). Generally, we recommend using ‘offers over’ when you’re on the cusp of a search band.

For example, if you are aiming for a price of $460k for your home. We would list it as ‘offers over $450k’ on realesate.com.au – your property will display for buyers browsing the $400-$450k price range as well as those browsing $450-$500k.

This exposes your property to more people and gets more people to your open (people who may not have considered your property before). Even if the price is slightly out of their price range – they showed up! It’s your agent’s job from there!

We recently listed a duplex in Fitzgibbon as “offers over $300k”, a move designed to encourage a larger subset of buyers to visit the property. The home sold for $315k—an impressive figure given that the highest previous sale for a similar home in the area was $290k!

Misuse of ‘offers over’…
In my experience many agents use ‘offers over’ to avoid the uncomfortable price discussion with their owners. It’s a way for them to list the house at what they (the agent) think it’s worth without agreeing on a clear price expectation with the owner.

Can you make an offer under on an ‘offers over’ property?

Our agents will always have a firm price that the owner is expecting. After all, the first question at the open is ‘how much’?

Buyers should have the capacity to buy at or above the price indicator. Although they can open negotiations with a lower price, almost always the property will sell at or above the indicator.

When we don’t use it…
It’s not effective if your price expectation is not in line with the market.

It’s also not as effective if your ‘offers over’ price sits in the middle of a search band. A property listed as “offers over $420k” will only display for buyers searching $400k-450k”. Of course there may be some exceptions here, but this is a common mistake many agents make!

And last but not least, ‘offers over’ pricing is also useful for auctions or when agents are a little unsure on the market value (ie: for a unique property).

So if we recommend “offers over” on your next houses for sale Aspley rest assured and take it in your stride!

To view property Aspley visit our web site. To find out more about Justin Watt, owner of Watt Realty and previous owner of Harcourts Aspley click here.

 

If you are looking for short term accommodation in Brisbane and you would like to bring your pet, we know it is very difficult to find any suitable accommodation that will accept your whole family including your pets.

We have a variety of different options available from a two bedroom unit to a large 4 bedroom home in varied locations around Brisbane city.

Four bedroom home in Norman park, Brisbane
Our Norman Park property is located only 4 Km’s from the Brisbane city centre. (on the river side). This executive four-bedroom home sleeps up to nine people. There are three bathrooms, a large kitchen including a bosch dishwasher, cook top and oven. A fridge, freezer, microwave and barbeque. The home is fully furnished including quality pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, sheets and towels, washing machine and dryer, iron, vacuum cleaner, etc., everything in this house is good quality and tastefully decorated. We can provide a baby cot and a baby gate for the stair case. The house has a deck and an outdoor patio with a fully fenced yard and remote gate, 2 secure car parks are provided. Broadband internet is available for free of charge, and a reasonable consumption of electricity, gas and water is included in the weekly tariff. This home is close to the PA hospital, Good private and public schools, and Oxford Street coffee shops in Bulimba. Transport nearby including ferry, train, and bus, 4kms to the CBD and close to the Brisbane River. A corner store, decent gym, beautician, day spa, and a great Thai food restaurant/ take away are within easy walking distance.

Four bedroom home with pool in Ashgrove, Brisbane
Our Ashgrove home is air-conditioned and sleeps up to eight people; there are two ensuites and one bathroom, the kitchen includes a dishwasher, fridge with freezer, oven and 4 hotplates, and microwave. This home is fully furnished including pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, sheets and towels, washing machine and dryer, iron, vacuum cleaner, etc. Wireless Broadband internet is available. A large LCD tv is in the family room and a LCD tv in the master bedroom. This home has a swimming pool and barbeque area. We are close to coffee shops, shopping centres, parks and transport nearby

2 bedroom unit Paddington/Rosalie, Brisbane
Our 2 bedroom Rosalie unit is fully furnished and fully self-contained, it includes a full size kitchen with full size fridge with freezer, oven, 4 hotplates and microwave. Pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, sheets and towels, washing machine and dryer, iron, vacuum cleaner, etc are also provided. The complimentary secure car park has direct access to your unit.

2 bedroom unit Auchenflower, Brisbane
Our 2 bedroom Auchenflower unit is fully furnished and fully self-contained, it includes a full size kitchen with full size fridge with freezer, oven, 4 hotplates and microwave. Pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, sheets and towels, washing machine and dryer, iron, vacuum cleaner, etc are also provided. Includes a complimentary secure car park This is a second floor walk up unit.

Both of the homes and the Rosalie unit have fully fenced yards for your furry friend to run around.
The Lang Parade unit is located opposite a park and does have a balcony.
For more information on how to find pet friendly accommodation in Brisbane or short term accommodation that will accept pets please contact Founda Gardens Apartments. We have solved many pet accommodation problems.

Contact Founda Gardens for Norman Park, Brisbane pet friendly accommodation, Ashgrove, Brisbane pet friendly accommodation and Rosalie, Brisbane pet friendly accommodation.
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Improving the look of an establishment is not only cost-effective with stacked stone cladding, but is also a better choice in terms of durability.

Long-lasting stacked stone veneers look absolutely natural. The product is made using cement, pumice, iron oxide, and aggregates, and the best quality stone veneers are difficult to distinguish from actual stone, even on close inspection.

The greatest advantage that stacked stone veneer has over natural stone is its weight. The veneer is incredibly light and therefore easy to deal with, so when planning to install stacked stone veneer, you will not have to provide reinforcement, yet another factor regarding it being cost-effective, plus providings a fantastic medium for use in so many places.

The stylish appearance of stone makes this form of veneer suitable for every kind of building, and with a variety of colours, patters and sizes available, it will be easy to choose one that suits your environment perfectly. Whether it’s your home or a commercial setting, these veneers have the potential to enhance your décor with anything from a modern design to a rustic Stone-Age look.

Anywhere in your home or office can be treated using stone veneers. Here are just some suggestions:

Fireplaces
Fireplace areas can be made attractive by using stacked stone veneers. By improving the appearance of the focal point of your home, you can change the feel of the environment very easily. Furthermore, you can add variations to the fireplace by selecting a mantel. A different colored stone or similar colored one can be used for this purpose.

Pillars or Columns
Give your patio a sturdy style by installing stacked stone veneers to the pillars. The stone appearance will make the columns blend beautifully with the natural environment. Experiment with a variety of themes such as a Greek garden look. Choose a light grey or an ivory color for your veneer pillars.

Walls
Whether you choose to alter the look of your establishment entirely, or simply add a feature to a wall or pillar, using stack stone cladding on walls is design genius.

Infuse life in your garden by creating a contrast to the color of the pathways, flowers, and leaves. You can also have low-height boundaries around flower beds or a small pool with waterfalls.

Because stacked stone veneers are a replica of natural stone, you can enhance the look immensely by adding wooden or wrought iron furniture in the surroundings.

House facade
Make your house look like a country home, or update your home’s look by installing stack stone veneers on the facade and increase the value both aesthetically and economically.

If you are looking for stack stone brisbane or stack stone melbourne – contact Craftstone Oz today.

 

Plantar fasciitis is extremely common affecting around 10% of the adult population at some time in life. Commonly plantar fasciitis is associated with heel spurs however on x-ray only 50% of patients with plantar fasciitis have evidence of calcification through the heel (DiMarcangelo, 1997).

Commonly plantar fasciitis symptoms start as an awareness or ache in the morning. Relief treatment can be quite simple at this time however if it is left, these symptoms will often slowly progress to pain that significantly impacts quality of life.

When targeting plantar fasciitis symptoms your practitioner will guide you through the best strategy or combination of strategies to help relieve and control your individual pain. At Body Leadership Australia we recommend a multimodal approach utilising a number of different treatment options.

Soft Tissue Release
Tightness of the muscles surrounding the foot have been found to pull hard enough on the bones that they alter the natural shape of the foot and ankle often leading to plantar fasciitis pain. Accordingly, release techniques and stretching of the lower limb muscles can have an effect on decreasing symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis.

Stretching
Strategic stretching of the calf muscles and Achilles tendon or on the plantar fascia itself can decrease pain associated with plantar fasciitis. You should get a program tailored to your individual needs.

Orthotics
Orthotics can help to relieve the effects of plantar fasciitis. Changing the weight load through the foot can allow the inflammatory response to settle by supporting the foot appropriately.

Night Splints (Strassburg Sock)
The use of a night splint can reduce recovery time compared to the same protocol utilising standing stretches through the calf.

Cortisone
Cortisone was always a last resort due to potential complications and pain post injection. Now with ultrasound guidance outcomes have improved and we see them used more effectively. Cortisone options can be discussed with your health care professional.

Surgery
A number of studies found 75% to 95% of patients had long term improvement as measured by various criteria. Up to 27% of patients still had significant pain, up to 20% had some activity restriction, and up to 12% had moderate pain that impaired function (Brown et al., 1999; Davies et al., 1999; Fishco et al., 2000). Surgical options are always a last resort.

Once your pain is treated and controlled it is important to understand your individual factors that predispose you to plantar fasciitis which can be explained by your physiotherapist. You can then be taught a home program to release tension, particularly through the calf as well as the foot to nip problems in the bud. This can also be optimised using home exercises to improve strength for better control of your biomechanics long term.

If you, your friend or family member suffer from plantar fasciitis please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly Brisbane sports physiotherapists on 07 3847 8040. Our Brisbane sports physios can also provide treatment from our Brisbane Sports Physiotherapy practice.

 

Sometimes, you may have noticed red and blue blood vessels visible through your skin. Did you been slightly worried or embarrassed about them? Do you wonder what they are? They are known as spider veins. Let’s discuss the causes and various treatments of spider vein.

What causes spider veins?
Spider veins are a mild manifestation of venous reflux disease. They are small, tangled groups of blood vessels found just under the skin’s surface. These dilated veins resemble tree branches or spider webs, and normally spread out on the legs and feet.

What are the risk factors?
Spider vein risk factors are like those associated with varicose veins, and include advancing age, occupations requiring extended periods of standing, obesity, heredity factors and hormonal changes. One can also experience this condition due to prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays or as a result of weak vessel walls.

From the risk factors, it is clear that some people are prone to this problem than others. For example, if you work as a surgeon, a nurse or a teacher, chances are high that you might develop this condition. Similarly, for people with a family history of weak vein valves, the probability of developing spider veins is also high. The same applies to hormonal changes, which generally occur during puberty, pregnancy and menopause.

The exact cause of spider veins not been strictly established. Existing risk factors can be divided into two wide sub-divisions, i.e. acquired causes and congenital. In congenital causes, is Maffucci’s syndrom, port-wine stain and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (also known as osler-weber-rendu syndrome), among others. The acquired causes include chemotherapy, acne rosacea and lifestyle/occupation risk factors (as mentioned above).

Spider vein symptoms
Spider veins are painful in some cases, with cramping and aching. They often result in a feeling of heaviness in the legs, and burning, throbbing or tingling sensations. Also, other symptoms such as fatigue, itching and swelling can also be experienced. In serious cases, this condition can establish large sores, phlebitis and ulcers. However, spider veins are noticed by their appearance in the majority of incidences.

Tests and Diagnosis
Doctors usually use non-invasive diagnostic tests to diagnose this condition. These tests are perfectly safe and painless, with no needles, scalpels or medication being involved. The entire procedure is normally very brief, and probably won’t take more than one hour.

There are three main questions that doctors seek to answer through these tests. Firstly, they seek to establish any evidence of deep vein blood clots. Secondly, they ascertain if the veins are functioning properly. And lastly, they test the Greater Saphenous Vein (GSV) to determine whether it is working well or not.

Any competent vein specialist will always undertake this exercise before treating your condition. Some of the procedures that you can expect include:

*Color-flow Duplex Exam – This is used to evaluate the anatomy of the affected veins. It determines the direction of blood flow, openings and blockages. This procedure is also important in the process of vein mapping (done for skin deep problems).

*Bi-directional Doppler Exam – This is an ultrasound exam used to determine the speed of blood flow and whether it pauses during normal breathing. It also seeks to identify whether the veins are working properly.

*Photoplethysmography – Phew! Don’t let this complicated medical term intimidate you. Photoplethysmography is basically a diagnostic procedure that determines the efficiency of your calf muscle pump.

*Pressure Calf Exam – In performing this exam, you’ll be asked to lie facing upwards with legs raised above your chest. This diagnostic procedure identifies vessel blockages.

Treatment
After establishing the specific nature of your problem, the doctor can then outline the best treatment for you. There are several available options:

Sclerotherapy
This treatment involves the doctor injecting a saline solution into the affected veins. The solution results in damage to the affected vessel walls, causing them to swell and seal shut. Eventually the scar tissue will fade. The procedure takes around 30 minutes, and has only mild side-effects. Though the injection may be a bit painful, the stinging sensation is usually gone within a few minutes.

Laser and Intense Pulsed Light
This treatment employs the use of a specialized device that focuses laser energy to the damaged tissue. The procedure only takes 20 minutes, and has minimal side-effects.

Natural Remedies
Using natural remedies can mean the difference between undergoing medical procedures or not, and are valuable alongside medical treatment. Some of the recommended herbal remedies include:

*Horse Chestnut Seed – Studies show that this seed helps to improve blood circulation in the legs thus strengthening the veins and capillaries.

*Bilberry Extract – This herbal extract is known to stimulate new capillary formation thus strengthening the capillary walls.

*Butchers Broom – This herb strengthens veins.

*Gotu Kola – A very effective extract which addresses venous insufficiency, foot swelling and water retention. It therefore provides a good solution to spider veins found on the legs.

*Distilled Witch Hazel – This is directly applied on the affected areas using a cotton ball. Numerous clinical studies show that this extract can help strengthen blood vessels.

Caution: For health safety purposes, do not start using any herbal remedies without consulting a qualified doctor.

Spider veins prevention
Two of the most important things regarding the prevention of spider veins are eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise. Eating a diet higher in fresh, raw fruits and vegetables than meat and convenience food is important, and if your job requires you to stand for a long time, you should regularly shift your body weight from one leg to another as well as standing evenly balanced.

To sum things up, the procedure of a spider vein removal is chosen according to several key factors. Your doctor will choose the optimum treatment options based on the results obtained from the diagnostic tests. We hope that this article will provide all the necessary guidance you need in addressing this problem.

For more information about spider veins Brisbane, contact the leg vein doctor Brisbane today.

 

vinyl-cladding-brisbaneVinyl wall cladding protects your home from wear and tear as well as greatly improving its appearance. The process is to simply install of a thin layer of material in panels over the exterior of a building or a house. This is an excellent way to protect walls from harsh weather as well as providing a stylish, new appearance. Wall cladding panels can incorporate several materials like natural stones and perforated metals, but vinyl wall cladding is the most popular among them, claiming more than 50% of the market share.

History
For many years, vinyl has been considered the best material for weatherproofing homes. Although introduced in the 1950s, vinyl wall cladding became popular only in the 1970s. The quality of earlier versions was inferior, which clearly dampened its popularity. But with technological advancement, vinyl panels have been able to be produced in a range of colours and thicknesses. Since then and until now, they retain their position as the best-selling wall cladding material.

Made from PVC resin (polyvinyl chloride), vinyl cladding panels are available in many colours and shades, and the great advantage of vinyl panels is that it is manufactured in different types which vary in impact resistance, opacity, durability and flexibility so that a homeowner has the option to choose from both an economical and aesthetic standpoint.

Why vinyl wall cladding is the considered the best?

There are many reasons why homeowners choose vinyl wall cladding above others like stone or metal cladding materials.

• Acts as an insulation

Vinyl wall cladding offers all around protection throughout the year and is suitable for all weather conditions.

1. Wind proof- Homes installed with vinyl panels are considerably protected from wind in case of a storm. Homes which are located in areas where there is a threat of storms should be installed with thicker panels as they are stronger and more durable. Nowadays, manufacturers offer vinyl panels specially made to resist winds up to 150 mph.

2. Rain Proof- Proofing the home with vinyl panels closes any pores or cracks on the walls which could lead to water leakage during rain. Also since the panels are not closely attached to the walls, it does not trap any moisture. Since, they effectively protect the walls from any fungus or mold growth.

3. Low cooling and heating costs- Proofing around the walls means reduced costs of heating as well as cooling as the walls will not let in much heat and cold.

• Installation and maintenance

1. Easy to Install-The installation process is simple and easy. If a home owner is willing to take up the job himself, the cost of vinyl wall cladding can be reduced considerably. The panels come with clear instructions of the installation procedures and the tools used are not costly. Otherwise, a professional can install the panels within a short time span.

2. Low maintenance costs- Vinyl panels are strong and durable. Unlike other wall cladding materials, these are not susceptible to chipping or breaking. So maintaining vinyl claddings are easy. A wash with a garden hose now and then will keep them clean and fresh. Another benefit is that the costs of scrapping and painting the home every year can be avoided when using vinyl cladding.

3. Keep away pollution- Vinyl claddings protects the home not only from weather but also from pollution and mainly from noise.

• Aesthetic appearance

Exterior wall cladding with vinyl panels is not only a way to protect your home but it also an easy method to add aesthetic value too. Vinyl wall cladding has many benefits that its rivals lack of.

1. Wide array of choices- vinyl panels arrive in a wide array of choices and are available in different colours and shades. There are shades and contours available which mimics wood and stone. They are also manufactured in different thickness so picking a particular type suitable for your home and weather conditions becomes an easy task.

2. Does not fade fast- Top end vinyl panels are resistant to sunlight and will not fade for a long time. Also it will not discolour or develop dirty patches letting your home stay new and fresh for a long time.

Homes with vinyl wall claddings appears new which could considerably increase the resale value. Also, having a low maintenance cost and protection from fluctuating weather conditions provides a stress free, comfortable living environment for your family. Looking for cladding Brisbane? Contact Prestige Exteriors today.

 

You may be wondering what exactly is Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
(UGS) is and how it can benefit you. If are interested in learning more about Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy, then continue to read on.

What Is Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
If you have ever wanted to look into varicose vein removal services, then you may have heard about Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy. The procedure is considered one of the best varicose vein removal procedures there is. It is very safe and it is very effective at removing varicose veins. It is a great alternative to surgery.

How The Procedure Works
The reason why the procedure works so well is because of duplex ultrasoun. The duplex ultrasound locates the vein/veins that cannot be seen with the human eye. These hidden veins are what cause the bulges on the surface. After the veins are discovered, you will receive a certain amount of injections. Once the first procedure is completed a may need a follow-up examinations. However, some people do need a few more follow-up procedures in order for success, but keep in mind that everybody is different. You may only need one procedure done, or you may need a few. The procedure is very simple and is one of the easiest ways to treat varicose veins. All a person does is lay on the treatment couch, receive the ultrasound, a few injections and that is it.

The Benefits Of UGS
UGS has many benefits, and being less traumatic than surgery may be the best benefit. Many people have said that they felt more comfortable going for a UGS than they did going in for surgery.

Another benefit of UGS is affordability. It is much more affordable than surgery. People with all types of budgets find that the procedure is a very affordable option.

Not only is the procedure an affordable varicose vein removal option, but it is also a very quick procedure when compared to surgery. Since UGS is quick and not as complicated as surgery, there is no need to take time off of work. There are many people who go in for the procedure and then go to work just a few short hours later, with no complications.

Many people who go in for surgery to get their varicose veins removed they often complain about pain after the surgery and the amount of time it takes to heal from surgery is longer than they expected. However, that is not the case with UGS. When a person goes in for UGS they can expect a very quick healing process. Not only is the healing process very quick, but the procedure is virtually painless.

Many varicose vein removal procedures can leave scars and if a person decides to go for surgery, then they may have to receive stitches. People who choose UGS will be pleased to know that the procedure will not leave any scars. Not only will there be no scars once the procedure is completed, but no stiches will be required. This means that most people will not even be able to notice that a person has even got the procedure done.

As mentioned earlier people are often shocked at how affordable UGS is, but what shocks them even more is that most medical insurers covers all costs associated with UGS or almost all the costs. If a person does not have insurance, then they will most likely still be able to afford the procedure.

If you are like many people, then you may not feel comfortable going under anesthesia. This is the reason why many people prefer not to go in for surgery when they want their varicose veins removed. When a person goes in for UGS, there is no need for anesthesia and there is no admission to a hospital.

The results are the biggest benefits of receiving UGS. There is no permanent fix for getting rid of varicose veins, but UGS is the closest thing to a permanent cure for varicose veins. People who end up getting UGS are usually very happy with their results and the procedure ends up working out better than they could ever imagine.

If you have ever wanted to get rid of your varicose veins, then UGS is the answer. For more information about varicose veins Brisbane, contact the Brisbane leg vein doctor today.

 

Laser Hair Removal is becoming more and more popular as people seek ways to permanently remove unwanted or excess hair. Most people have tried the short term methods such as shaving, waxing or plucking, but are often disappointed with the side effects associated with them.

Laser Technology has come a long way and gets far superior results when compared to other methods of permanent hair reduction, such as IPL or Intense Pulsed Light. Laser also often requires far less treatments due to the effectiveness of the machines and the wavelength used which is specific to the melanin or brown pigment contained in the hair.

The wavelength of light used determines how deep the light or laser energy penetrates into the skin therefore affecting whatever structures lie in that particular layer. IPL or Intense Pulsed Light, as it is multiple wavelengths is better for treating skin conditions such as pigmentation, capillaries and sun damage which lie in a superficial zone within the skin. A hair removal laser (such as the Alexandrite) and its single or targeted wavelength effectively destroys the cells responsible for growing another hair which is located more deeply within the skin.

In a Laser Hair Removal treatment pulses of light are targeted at the area which delivers heat down into the base of the follicle where the root of the hair resides. This short burst of heat disables the hair follicle from growing another hair. As only a certain percentage of hairs are actively growing at any time, it takes several treatments to clear an area of hairs. Most areas of the face and body are suitable for Laser Hair Removal and for those people who suffer from ingrown hairs, they will also be treated with this technology.

A licensed Laser Hair Removal operator will have to have undertaken many hours of supervised training, theoretical studies and laser safety officer tests to attain that qualification. This will mean you get a safer treatment and ultimately better results as they will be more experienced in performing the treatments on many different skin and hair types. Making sure the clinic and laser operators have their licenses on display can also be very reassuring.

When undertaking Laser Hair Removal for the first time it can often be difficult to decide which clinic is going to suit your needs. Price is usually a good indicator of the technology they use as the true medical grade lasers will be a much bigger financial outlay. Cheap prices that seem too good to be true often leave the client with little or no results and in the long run they end up having many more treatments than they first thought they would need.

Look for a clinic that has been in business for a long period of time. Chances are if they are a long standing company they have proven their ability to keep their customers happy. By doing your research before starting permanent hair removal treatments you can be assured you will be getting a high quality, safe and effective treatment with great long lasting results.

If you are on the North side of Brisbane and are looking for laser hair removal brisbane or IPL hair removal, contact Image by Laser, Aspley. Image by Laser can also help you with laser tattoo removal brisbane

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