Victoria’s Vein Doctor
The Vein Clinic, established in Victoria by Pierre C. Malo, M.D., in 1995, offers first class spider and varicose vein treatment
for clients on Vancouver Island and throughout British Columbia. His practice has evolved from simple injection (sclerotherapy) to laser treatments.
Dr. Malo was one of the pioneers of laser resurfacing in British Columbia. He also used Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy in the past. His practice includes leg vein treatments using sclerotherapy, compression sclerotherapy, echosclerotherapy (also called endovenous chemical ablation or foam treatment) and surgical treatments (ligation) under ultrasound guidance.
The following are some of the advantages of doing sclerotherapy instead of other treatment options:
• It is non-surgical.
• There is minimal discomfort.
• There is no downtime.
• There is cosmetic improvement.
• It relieves leg pains, swelling and tired legs.
• It is affordable.
Cutting Edge Treatment
Sclerotherapy, medication injected into the veins causing them to collapse and eventually disappear over a 2-4 week period, is the still the gold standard for the treatment of leg vessels.
Not only a cosmetic treatment, this simple office procedure can also relieve the pain, fatigue and swelling caused by varicose veins. It can also eliminate even larger, deeper varicose veins without surgery.
Some vein diseases, however, are too severe and may require more than simple injections. Dr. Malo will review all available options and help you select which treatment is best for you. His complete examination and a full history of your vein disease will help him determine the best course of treatment.
Dr. Malo strongly believes that a duplex ultrasound examination is essential for the diagnosis and treatment of most vein disease.