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Vein Specialists at Skin Clinic Taranaki are the sole community-based providers of specialist, non-invasive varicose vein treatment in the region.

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins can be raised, twisted or bulging on the surface, but they can also be hidden under the skin. They can cause the following symptoms:

  • Pain and discomfort
  • Dry itchy stained skin
  • Varicose eczema and ulcers
  • Swollen ankles
  • Tenderness
  • Cramp and restless legs
  • Increased clotting risk

If you have any of these symptoms, you may benefit from a varicose vein assessment. We offer FULL diagnostic assessment, or a limited FREE screening test.

What happens at a Vein Specialist consultation at Skin Clinic Taranaki?

To provide the best treatment for your symptoms and care needs, at your visit our vein specialist will:

  • take a detailed medical and symptom history
  • undertake a visual examination of your legs
  • carry out a full ultrasound mapping of the anatomy and function of your leg veins
  • propose a treatment plan based on these results.

How do we treat varicose veins?

Our specialists use gold-standard, non-surgical techniques such as endovenous ablation and/or ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. These non-invasive techniques, carried out under local anaesthetic, close the varicose veins, enabling them to be slowly reabsorbed by your body.

As sedation is not required for treatment, you’ll be able to walk out of the clinic, drive yourself home, and if need be, return to work that day.

Make an appointment

Click here to book your appointment with the Vein Specialists at Skin Clinic Taranaki today.

Skin Clinic Taranaki is an affiliated Southern Cross Health Society provider and a first choice provider for nib. We also work with all other major health insurance providers.

Our team

Mr Steve Benson (MB ChB, FRCS, MD, FACP) is an oncoplastic breast and varicose vein surgeon, with over 30 years’ experience in both the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Steve sits on the Board of the Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP) and the Board of Censors. Steve is an examiner for the ACP and chairman of the New Zealand branch of the ACP.

Daryl Queenin – coming soon

Skin cancer is easily treated if caught early.

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