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Long haul flights and the risk of a DVT (Deep vein thrombosis/clot)

While not common (up to 10% in some reported studies), long haul flights ie. those over four hours, can increase any individual’s risk of developing a DVT. This is particularly so if someone is over 60 years of age, has significant medical problems, is pregnant, is using oestrogen containing medications or has varicose vein disease.

Another simple method of helping to reduce this risk, apart from drinking plenty of non-alcoholic and caffeine-free beverages and frequently getting up to walk around, is to wear compression hosiery. There is no evidence that Aspirin protects against developing a DVT.

Palm clinic offers a full range of comfortable, affordable flight socks that our experienced team will fit for you.

Liposculpture to Abdomen with Stretchmarks

When considering patients for liposuction or liposculpture skin tone is an important factor to consider.  Generally those with poor skin tone do not so well as the skin does not retract as well as those with good skin tone.

Stretchmarks can be a good indicator of skin tone and these generally show with rapid growth, rapid weight gain and/or pregnancy.

In this patient the stretchmarks were very apparent after pregnancy.  Despite this she has had a very good result from liposculpture.  Of course the stretchmarks remain but the contour is much more pleasing.

How does a Laser Treat my Varicose Veins?

Endovenous Laser AblationTreatment or EVLA is the latest non-surgical technique for treating varicose veins and has been available at Palm Clinic since 2004.

EVLA was first devised by Dr Min in the USA in 2001 and studies demonstrate very high closure rates in excess of 95% at 5 years.

This is a considerable improvement over surgery or sclerotherapy injections alone. EVLA is especially useful for large varicose veins but there is a requirement that the vein is straight. We can confirm this during your Ultrasound or duplex map.

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Bothered by Skin Lumps and Bumps but Don’t Want Surgery?

Are you bothered by annoying skin lumps and bumps but don’t want them surgically cut out?

Here at Palm Clinic we are able to offer the removal of such benign skin lesions by using and alternative device called Surgitron. Under local anaesthetic the lesion is “shaved” off instead of being cut out, so no stitches are required!

If you have any such lumps or bumps give us a call and we can see you for a consultation.


Not wanting that rosy red Rudolph nose this Christmas?

Rosacea is a common skin problem for many people and is often exacerbated by alcohol and the heat of summer.

Palm Clinic offers the most up to date laser treatments using Aurora and Coolglide for those annoying thread veins on the nose and face.

Contact one of our friendly staff for an appointment.

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