Where are you located?
We are located on the south east corner of Bronte and Dundas in a medical arts building. There is free parking on site. We are on the 5th floor, Suite 550.
Do I need a referral to book an appointment at Vascular Health Bronte?
Yes – we do require a referral from your family doctor or specialist in order to book an initial consultation. It is important that we have information about your medical history in order to provide the best treatment options going forward.
I’m not sure if I have spider veins or varicose veins – how do I know the difference?
Spider veins are typically small purple or red veins close to the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are larger blue veins that tend to protrude and create bulges under the skin. At your initial consultation, your vascular surgeon will assess the legs, determine the underlying cause of the veins and provide an explanation.
How do I know what type of treatment is best for the type of veins I have?
At the time of initial consultation, your vascular surgeon will ask you questions about the symptoms you may be experiencing, assess the legs and order an ultrasound to determine the exact cause of the veins. Depending on where the veins are coming from and how large they are will determine the appropriate treatment options.
I have a prescription for compression stockings from my family doctor, can I come to Vascular Health Bronte to be fitted?
Absolutely! Our staff are all Sigvaris Certified Fitters and are able to provide different style and material options that best fit your lifestyle.
How long after injections (sclerotherapy) do I need to wear my compression stockings?
We require compression stockings to be worn for 48 hours nonstop following treatment. After the first 48 hours, you may take them off and shower, then the stockings must be worn for another 2 weeks just during the day.
What should my veins look like after injections?
The areas where the vein was treated may initially look darker, like bruising. This appearance should diminish over the next few weeks. Lumps or “trapped blood” may occur in larger injected veins. This is not dangerous and should not be confused with a blood clot. Warm compresses and anti-inflammatories are recommended to help alleviate symptoms and help the healing process.
How long after treatment should I wait to travel?
For both procedures and sclerotherapy appointments we advise waiting 2 weeks before any long distance plane or car travel.
Do I need to wear my compression stockings for travel?
Absolutely! We recommend wearing at least knee high compression stockings for any kind of long distance travel. Be sure to stay well hydrated and try to walk around or do calf pumping exercises 2-3 times every hour.
How long are my compression stockings good for?
If worn every single day, the compression in your garments should last approximately 6 months.