Why have EVLA rather than traditional surgery for Varicose Veins?

Laser for Varicose Veins. Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) is a popular minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. D. Carradice and colleagues (British Journal of Surgery vol 98; April 2011) performed a study comparing clinical effectiveness of surgery and EVLA. 280 patients were randomised into equal groups having either surgery or EVLA. All patients had primary, one sided, symptomatic varicose veins with isolated saphenofemoral junction incompetence.

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Endovenous Laser Ablation for Varicose veins

EVLA or EVLT for Varicose Veins. Endovenous laser ablation, also referred to as EVLA or EVLT is the most effective treatment for varicose veins.  EVLA was pioneered by Dr Robert Min in the USA and is now the most widely used form of treatment for varicose veins in the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

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Why Palm Clinic for Botox?

The Botox Experts. We realize there are now many clinics offering Botox so why choose Palm Clinic? Our main philosophy at Palm Clinic is to produce natural results - that requires expertise in facial anatomy and aesthetics. Dr Barrett was one of the first Botox practitioners in New Zealand starting in the mid 90's. He has attracted a group of highly trained doctors with a great aesthetic sense and the facial anatomy and pharmacological knowledge to ensure the best results. Everybody's facial muscles vary so that Botox needs to be placed differently for each individual to avoid side effects and achieve the most natural results. Dr Sam Dunn is a Botox expert at Palm Clinic. He loves the instant natural results obtained with Botox for men and women. Sam combines Botox with dermal fillers for optimal results.

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Compression Stockings Post Varicose Vein Treatment

Below Knee Compression Hosiery. Good news for patients having varicose vein treatment at Palm Clinic. At a recent Australasian College of Phlebology Conference Professor Jean-Francois Uhl from France presented work in regards to compression therapy for chronic venous disorders and in particular after treatment of varicose veins.

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TNS Essential Serum with Growth Factors

Growth Factors

What are Growth Factors? GF’s are proteins comprised of critical information or instructions that regulate cellular activity of skin cells. Topical growth factors are instrumental in the skin’s natural ability to repair damage caused by the effects of aging.

TNS Essential Serum is a skin care product which has 10 published clinical studies proven to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by 30%. Coarse wrinkles by 44%, textural roughness by 89% and UV-induced redness by 50%.

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Rosacea before and after treatment


Rosacea is a skin condition of unknown cause. The symptoms can range from repeated intense flushing, dry flaky skin, often with small lumps and may resemble acne. The cheeks are generally cherry red due to actinic or photo-damage to the underlying blood vessels.

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What Can Happen if I Don't Treat My Varicose Veins?

Some people never have any symptoms from their varicose veins but for most they will eventually cause one or more of the following...

  • Aching, tired or heavy legs.
  • Cramp
  • Itching skin
  • Restless legs
  • Swollen legs
  • Varicose eczema
  • Varicose ulcers
  • Lipodermatosclerosis (woody, pigmented lower legs)

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Abdomen overhang before and after Liposuction

Liposuction or Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty or liposculpture. Dr John Barrett of Palm Clinic discusses the process on deciding whether it is better to have a tummy tuck or liposuction. The main indication for liposuction is to remove unwanted fat to produce a more youthful contour whereas the main indication for a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is to remove excess skin and this is often combined with liposuction to remove unwanted fat at the same time.

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Fraxel Laser for Improved Skin Texture

Fraxel Laser for Improved Skin Texture

Fraxel laser can dramatically improve skin texture and is particularly useful where there is acne scarring.  There is downtime of 2-3 days during which the face can be a little swollen and the skin will look red for a few days.  The redness and swelling is reduced by our lightwave treatments at Palm Clinic

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Consulatation at Palm Clinic with Dr Sam DunnConsulatation at Palm Clinic with Dr Sam Dunn

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