Varicose Vein Treatment Adelaide
Are you ready to get rid of unsightly leg veins? Sclerotherapy is a simple and effective treatment used to fade leg veins.
If you are looking for qualified professionals with decades of experience to perform spider vein treatments in Adelaide then simply request a quote or book a consultation.
Sclerotherapy Adelaide | Spider Vein Treatment Adelaide
Spider veins is the lay term used to describe superficial veins that appear as spider-like clusters anywhere on the legs, from the top of the thighs to the ankles. They are usually red or a reddish-purple colour. Deeper blue veins on the legs are also a common problem. Both types of veins affect women more than men.
Prominent veins on your legs can make you feel self-conscious and you may wear longer clothing to cover them up. While these veins don’t pose any major health problems, they may cause your legs to feel tired and achy.
For most people, a simple treatment called sclerotherapy gradually causes veins to fade until they are no longer visible. The treatment involves using a very fine needle to inject a tiny amount of sterile saline solution into each vein.
Most people will need two or three treatments, about three to four months apart. A touch up treatment every few years is an ideal way to keep any new veins under control. Over 95% of our patients report that the results of sclerotherapy meet or exceed their expectations.
Frequently Asked Questions Leg Vein Treatments
Q: How is sclerotherapy performed?
Sclerotherapy is performed by Medical Cosmetic Centre’s Medical Director and Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr George Kerry.
To perform the procedure, Dr Kerry uses a syringe with the smallest gauge to inject a small amount of sterile saline solution directly into the spider vein. This irritates the vein, causing it to shrink and fade.
Q: Can deeper, blue veins be treated this way?
In many cases, deeper blue veins can be treated with sclerotherapy, providing a less invasive alternative than traditional surgical treatments. Dr Kerry will need to assess your veins to see if sclerotherapy treatment is suitable.
Q: How many varicose vein treatments will I need?
Most varicose veins need two or three treatments with a space of three to four months between each treatment.
After each treatment, your veins should lighten by 50–60% and will be greatly faded or disappear after your final treatment.
Q: Is sclerotherapy suitable for everyone?
You will need to have a consultation with Dr Kerry to determine if sclerotherapy is a suitable treatment for you.
In over 90% of cases, sclerotherapy is the ideal way to treat superficial spider veins, and in many cases can be used to treat deeper, blue veins.
Q: Are spider vein treatments painful?
Patients who have sclerotherapy report very little discomfort. Treatment of spider veins may cause a slight burning sensation for 30 seconds to two minutes, while treatment of larger blue, lumpy veins may cause a slight aching for three to five minutes.
Q: What happens after my leg vein treatments?
After your treatment, you will need to wear support hosiery for one or two days. Our staff will provide you with information about the ideal support hosiery to use and will provide you with an instruction sheet on caring for your legs over the next few days.
You can return to work and your usual activities immediately after sclerotherapy. Walking for 30 minutes every day is an excellent way to encourage circulation and promote healing.
Q: Are there any side effects from leg vein treatment?
Most patients experience no side effects; however some minor side effects have been reported.
Dr Kerry will discuss any possible side effects and how to manage them with you at your consultation.
Q: What is the cost of treatment and is there any Medicare rebate?
The cost of sclerotherapy treatment is directly related to the amount of time Dr Kerry spends in each treatment session — this will be discussed at your first consultation.
If you have blue veins greater than 2.5mm in diameter, a Medicare rebate may be available. This will also be discussed at your consultation.
Q: What causes spider veins?
No one has determined exactly why some people are affected by spider veins and others are not. However, it does appear to be a problem that runs in families.
Long periods of sitting or standing and trauma to the legs from blows or falls may contribute to the formation of these veins.
Many more women than men develop spider veins, especially during pregnancy, suggesting that hormones play a strong role in their development.
Q: Will my spider veins come back?
Generally, the same veins won’t reappear after your full course of treatments — but you may develop new veins.
Most people find that a ‘touch up’ treatment every few years is an ideal way to keep any new veins under control. You can also work on preventing new veins from forming. Many patients have found that these ideas can help:
- Keep to a healthy weight.
- Enjoy plenty of regular physical activity.
- Don’t sit or stand in one position for too long.
- Wear support pantyhose.
- Give up smoking — smoking restricts your circulation, so if you still smoke, this is another good reason to kick the habit!
Q: What will varicose vein treatment cost?
Spider Vein Treatment Cost Adelaide
With any kind of surgical procedure it is difficult to give an exact quote prior to your initial consultation with the surgeon, because each person’s health profile, presentation and personal requirements is unique.
Get A Quote – Sclerotherapy Adelaide Cost
Submit the ‘Get A Quote’ form below to discuss. We can give you ball-park estimations over the phone, and if that sounds acceptable we can book you in for a consultation.
Q: What is the next step from here?
If you are ready to boost your confidence and do something important for yourself, then it’s time to call 8367 0111 and book your initial consultation. Alternatively you can click here to get a quote.
During your consultation, we will work out if this treatment is suitable for you, provide you with a step-by-step description of the treatment and answer any of your questions. You will also have the opportunity to see untouched photographs that clearly show the results of treatment.
Meet Dr George Kerry – Certified Cosmetic Surgeon
Regarded as one of Australia’s top hair transplant and cosmetic surgeons, Dr Kerry has been successfully working in the field of cosmetic surgery and medicine for over 25 years
Dr Kerry and his team of highly trained medical and paramedical professionals are committed to the wellbeing of patients who want more for themselves. The team offer state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery and non-surgical services delivered with best practice in an environment of safety, privacy and comfort.
We are located at 206 Melbourne St, North Adelaide SA 5006
* These testimonials depict the experience of the individual and are not necessarily an indication of your results. Every individual is different and it is best to contact us to discuss your individual circumstances.
I was very pleased with the results. My procedure was quick and relatively painless. The doctor was very professional and reassuring, and his staff was very pleasant and welcoming. The cost was as expected for a plastic surgeon, I could have gone elsewhere for a lower cost, but chose to pay for expertise and experience.*KimSkin Tag Removal
After making an appointment to have a lipoma removed on my forehead, I was very pleased with Dr Kerry’s professionalism and conductivity. He thoroughly explained the procedure/cause and also instantly diagnosed a skin condition which left previous doctors and derms baffled. Has a great sense of humour too. During the procedure I was very comfortable and relieved in knowing I was in good hands. A week later and my scar is looking minimal healing perfectly. Cannot recommend Dr Kerry enough. Price was arranged over the phone and emailed and quite reasonable. Will be back in the future.*GregLipoma removal
The price was as agreed on the phone. The staff were friendly and drove me back to the hotel after the surgery. Dr Kerry was very thoughtful and had my well being ahead of everything.*SaiedHair Transplant