Spider Vein Treatments for Legs Sclerotherapy Injections
The gold standard treatment of spider veins is direct vision sclerotherapy, also known as standard sclerotherapy or microsclerotherapy.
Direct vision sclerotherapy involves the injection of a special solution through a tiny needle into the spider veins, which causes them to collapse and eventually harden over. This hardening process is also known as sclerosis. Once the veins have hardened over, the body will gradually absorb them over the coming weeks to months.
Sclerotherapy is a effective treatment for spider. As it's an injection based treatment it can be tailored to your specific requirements. Spider Veins are often referred to as venous insufficiency, caused by backed-up blood, making veins larger and resulting in visible spider veins.
Sclerotherapy involves the injection of sclerosants (irritant chemicals or a highly concentrated saline solution) into the affected vein. The sclerosants cause the vein to collapse in on itself and once healed, the vein is sealed and can no longer carry blood. Smaller veins will fade over a period of up to six or seven weeks and large varicose veins will take substantially longer. The larger the vein, the more treatment sessions required.
The treatment process involves a primary consultation with our GP Dr. Kath Reynolds Specialist GP (BMedSci,MBBS, FRACGP, MPH & Trop, Med), this consultation involves consent for treatment, information about the purchase of support garments and aftercare advice. Following this consult your appointment can be booked for treatment.
Call 52217676 to book your consultation with Dr Kath Reynolds Specialist Skin GP (BMedSci,MBBS, FRACGP, MPH & Trop, Med) or book online.
NO Referral required.
Payment is required at the time of all appointments with Dr Kath Reynolds. Medicare rebate applies for Skin Doctor consultation only (not rebatable on other products and services).