With Victoria’s varicose vein treatment you are able to take control of your varicose and spider vein problems. We can effectively treat varicose and spider veins using sclerotherapy treatments, which are minimally invasive and involve injecting a solution into varicose veins which causes them to fade and eventually disappear.

In addition to sclerotherapy treatments, we may also be able to treat varicose and visible veins using laser treatments. Laser treatments work by heating the blood vessels under the skin , causing the blood to coagulate, and the vessel will be absorbed by the body’s immune system.

Are you embarrassed by your noticeable leg veins, forcing you to cover up even in hot weather?

Spider veins or varicose veins are unwanted blood vessels which a red or bluish colour and appear on the surface of the body. They appear most commonly on the legs and occasionally on the face or elsewhere.

They may be visible as short, unconnected lines each about the size of a large hair. Sometimes they’re connected in a scraggly, sunburst pattern, or they may resemble a spider web or tree with branches. In some people, varicose veins and spider veins occur in a small area and are not particularly noticeable and in others, they may cover a large area of skin and be quite unsightly. At times varicose veins can appear raised above the surface of the skin and occur in association with spider veins.

Treatment of distressing spider veins

Though unwanted blood vessels do carry blood, varicose veins are not necessary to the circulatory system. If their presence is distressing, they can be treated by injection of a solution that will cause them to disappear or at least become much smaller. The chance for a greatly improved appearance is about 80%, particularly if the physician is experienced in their treatment.

Spider veins and varicose veins occur in both men and women, but more frequently in women.

The hormone oestrogen sometimes pays a role in their development due to puberty, birth control pills or pregnancy. They may also occur after a blow to a certain area of the body or as a result of wearing tight hosiery.

When they occur on the face, spider veins may be related to
chronic sun exposure. They tend to occur on either the nose or the cheeks of
fair skinned persons.

Sclerotherapy Treatment for Varicose Veins

In the majority of cases, a procedure called sclerotherapy is used in which a sclerosing solution is injected with a very fine needle directly into the blood vessel. This procedure has been used for spider veins since the 1930´s and long before that for larger veins.

The solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to swell and stick together and the blood to clot. Over a period of weeks, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view, eventually becoming barely or not at all visible.

Depending on its size, a single blood vessel may have to be injected more than once, some weeks apart, but in any one-treatment session a number of vessels can be injected. The solutions used vary somewhat with the size of the vessel to be injected. Your doctor will decide the solution that is best for your particular case.