Western Leader : Western Leader 2nd November
17 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 2, 2010 NEWS Cosmetic surgery | Appearance medicine | Dermatology | Skin cancer | Skincare Call us today: 0800 SKIN DR (754 637) Westgate Specialist Suites Westgate Shopping Centre (inside the Accident & Medical Centre) Free consultation is for 15 minutes with a specialist nurse. www.skininstitute.co.nz FREE Cosmetic Consultation Always wanted to know about enhancing your skin so you'll look and feel better? The Skin Institute has an expert team of medical specialists ensuring you're always in safe hands. Talk to us about: • Appearance Medicine • Medical Grade IPL/Laser • Hair Removal • Microdermabrasion • New Generation Peels • Fillers & Botulinum Toxin • Varicose Vein Treatments 3 Green Bay 64a Godley Rd, Green Bay (next to New World) www.hearingdirect.co.nz YOUR LOCAL HEARING EXPERTS FREE Hearing Check 827 4457 Call Judy today at HEARING DIRECT Hearing Aids from $750* *conditions apply DON'T DELAY! & Health well-being Advertising Feature Sign of the times: Supercity mayor-elect Len Brown with the new greeting for visitors arriving at Auckland airport. It replaces the old Welcome to Manukau sign. Signs of the times By KAREN MANGNALL Out with the old and in with the new. The supercity s re- branding is under way with signs at 86 sites replaced before the Auckland Council came into effect yesterday. One of the first to go was the Welcome to Manukau sign at Auck- land airport. Mayor Len Brown says it marks a milestone in the move towards a united Auck- land. It couldn t be in a more fitting position wel- coming the thousands of visitors who fly into the airport and the thou- sands of Aucklanders re- turning home. It s also fitting that the first sign has been unveiled in Manukau city, given the support people there have given me moving forward into the new era. New welcome bill- boards are being set up across the region as part of an initial $850,000 supercity rebranding by the Auckland Transition Agency. Main signs on civic buildings, local board offices, service centres, libraries and fleet vehicles were also changed. Other interior and exterior signs will be changed later. Rebranding of street signs, parks and public toilets will be done pro- gressively from July next year. Read the Western Leader at www.westernleader.co.nz Help is at hand for varicose vein sufferers Skilled team member: Nicki Kerin is an ultrasonographer at The Vein Clinic and has undergone advanced training. Painful, unsightly var- icose veins can cause no end of unnecessary angst and embarrassment for sufferers, however, help is at hand in the form of the experienced team at The Vein Clinic in Glen- field. At The Vein Clinic they offer an array of dif- ferent treatment options for varicose veins and using their expertise, the team are able to help you decide which one is best for you after considering factors like anatomy, lifestyle, health and your budget. Modern management includes surgery, but also non-surgical treat- ments. They are effec- tive, intrude little into lifestyles, and are done on an outpatient basis, says Dr Heather McIn- tyre, a vein physician at the clinic. Treatment options available include: Compression stockings and conservative symp- tomatic treatment Surgery Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) Fluoroscopic ultrasound guided sclerotherapy (FUGS) and direct microscleroth- erapy for smaller veins. As we have experi- ence in all treatments and options, including what happens if nothing is done, this is discussed with a patient, and often the patient will make the final decision on which path to take, says Dr McIntyre. Our experience with EVLA now numbers over 1000 procedures. Initially the recurrence rates were higher than for surgery at about 20 percent. But with increased operator experience and improved apparatus developments in EVLA, there has been an improved patient experience and lower recurrence rates that rival surgery. However, all treat- ments do have a recur- rence rate, as no treat- ment can stop the inborn tendency to develop var- icose veins, warns Dr McIntyre. Duplex Ultrasound also provides an import- ant tool in the manage- ment of varicose veins. Ultrasound demon- strates anatomy, where leaking valves are, reflux characteristics, and is also used for the detec- tion and management of deep vein clots (DVT). Ultrasonographers undergo special training in vascular ultrasound. The Vein Clinic s ultrasonographers, Judy Tee and Nicki Kerin, have both had this advanced training. To find out more about which course of action might be best for you and your varicose veins, why not make an appoint- ment today? The Vein Clinic is located at 212 Wairau Rd, Glenfield. Phone 444-5858.
November 4th 2010