What are spider veins?

Spider veins are most common in women in the age groups 30-50. This has been related to the hormone estrogen and pregnancy. Spider veins look like a network pattern in a circular fashion. These light purple veins usually appear in a lattice pattern and are completely harmless.

What Are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are abnormal,dilated or swollen blood vessels caused by a weakening in the vessel wall. You can often see the varicose veins under the skin as blue or purple veins that are bulging or twisted and are sometimes surrounded by thin spider veins (groups of narrow blood vessels located close to the surface of the skin.)

How many sclerotherapy treatments are required?

The number of treatments vary according to the complexity and severity of the veins. The doctor  will carry out a comprehensive assessment of your veins during your first consultation.

Does sclerotherapy hurt?

There is a little sting associated with each injection. The burning sensation lasts few seconds. Most individuals tolerate the procedure and do not require any type of anesthesia. The majority of patients claim that the procedure is much less than painful than what they anticipated.

What are side effects of sclerotherapy?

Besides some stinging pain, sclerotherapy can rarely cause a few side effects. Allergic reactions are rare. A few individual may develop intense itching at the site of injection. If the chemical is injected outside the vein, profound discoloration and pain can occur.

Can I have treatment if I am pregnant?

No, Sclerotherapy is not to be performed while pregnant or breast feeding

Do I have to limit any activity after the treatment?

The great thing about having Scleotherapy is the fact that you can resume your daily activities straight away. If you follow the doctor’s advice there should be no problems with mobility after your treatment.

Walking is highly recommended soon after the procedure. But any high activity sports should be avoided for the first 2-3 days.

Will I need to wear a compression stocking?

You will be required to wear a stocking after some treatments. The doctor will advise you of this during your consultation.

Do you receive a Medicare rebate for Sclerotherapy?

Yes, medicare rebates are applicable to Sclerotherapy treatment.