Treatment of spider veins

Micro-sclerotherapy treatment of spider veins uses a medical solution (sclerosant), which is injected into the veins using a very fine needle.  The treated segment of vein undergoes fibrosis, then the fibrosed vein is broken down and removed by the body over a few weeks.  The time taken for this process to occur varies from patient to patient.

If treatment is needed to multiple areas, the treatments are usually scheduled a number of weeks apart.

What to expect

1. Initial consultation

All patients will require an initial consultation with the treating doctor so that a comprehensive medical history can be obtained and a detailed clinical evaluation of the venous system can be performed.

2. Duplex ultrasound examination

A Duplex ultrasound examination may be requested by the doctor.  If required, the scan is performed by a certified vascular sonographer. This assessment uses state of the art technology to assess the type and extent of your venous disease. This ultrasound examination is risk-free, has no side effects and causes no discomfort.

3. Treatment plan

The treating doctor will then discuss all findings, possible treatment options and costs with you. A personalised treatment plan will be recommended.  All costs up to this point will be bulk-billed through Medicare, so there will be no out-of-pocket expense prior to commencing treatment.

4. Procedure

If you decide to proceed with Micro-sclerotherapy treatment, the procedure will involve a series of injections using very fine needles, followed by a brisk walk. Some patients report mild discomfort during treatment.  The entire treatment generally requires an hour out of your work day.

5. After treatment

You will be required to wear compression stockings for 1-2 weeks after treatment, but you can return to normal daily activities immediately.

6. Personalised follow up plan

There will be a personalised follow-up plan for each patient depending on the treatment and your response to treatment will be assessed at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I choose Vein Care SA?
  • How much does treatment cost?
  • Are my veins too big for sclerotherapy treatment?
  • I am not in pain, should I still have my veins treated?
  • Can I have my veins treated for cosmetic reasons only?
  • Will my vein treatment be covered by Medicare if cosmetic?
  • Will the treatment be painful?
  • How many treatments will I need?
  • Is surgery more effective than sclerotherapy?
  • Will my veins come back after treatment?
  • I have had vein surgery previously; can I now have sclerotherapy treatment?
  • Are men treated for varicose veins?
  • At what age should I treat my varicose veins?
  • What type of ultrasound scan is done at VCSA and why is this important?

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