The DOC Clinic offers fast and effective spider vein treatment performed by a cosmetic physician, using treatment options such as Micro Sclerotherapy and laser vein treatment in order to destroy the veins at the source. Once the spider veins have been eradicated, you may enjoy a significantly improved quality of life with little to no swelling, no more pain, and an increased feeling of confidence. Utilising treatment options with a proven track record over the last 35 years, as well as leading edge technology, you can trust The DOC Clinic to provide the most appropriate spider vein removal procedure.
Just below the surface of your skin, you may notice reticular veins – larger vessels that are dark blue in colour. These can sometimes appear joined, forming a stream or river travelling down the leg. It is important to treat these vessels, along with the spider veins, if long-term improvement of spider veins is to be expected.
Treatment For Spider Veins
When it comes to spider vein treatment in Melbourne, our cosmetic physician offers a few different options for you to choose from to help minimise the appearance of spider veins on the most visible areas of the body. We know that you’re tired of hiding your skin from the world, so let’s work on it together at The DOC Clinic.
Sclerotherapy is the gold standard treatment for superficial veins on the legs and thighs. It has been used in Australia for over 35 years and is a popular treatment for spider and reticular (“green”) veins. This is a minimally invasive treatment that treats varicose veins and surface veins to improve the cosmetic appearance of your legs, as well as reducing pain and side effects of damaged leg veins.
Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a solution (or sometimes a “foam”) with a very fine needle, straight into the damaged vein (sometimes with ultrasound guidance). The solution then reacts with the lining of the blood vessel, causing the walls of the injected vein to seal shut, so blood is redirected to unaffected (“healthy”) veins. Over time, your body absorbs the damaged vein, making it less visible and uncomfortable.
This procedure is a walk in, walk out treatment. Compression stockings are worn for 1 to 2 weeks post treatment. Dr Omarjee will fit you with the appropriate graduated compression stockings.
A course of treatments are usually recommended (the number of treatments depends on the extent and severity of abnormal veins) every 2-4 weeks apart. Medicare refunds for Sclerotherapy are at the discretion of the doctor (medicare eligibility).
Laser Vein Treatment (Nd:YAG (1064nm) and KTP (532nm) lasers)
The main alternative treatment option to Sclerotherapy is laser treatment for spider veins. At the DOC clinic we have the luxury of having both the Cutera Nd:YAG laser and also the Alma (IDAS) KTP 532nm laser to treat both the red (“telangiectasia”) spider veins and also the green (“reticular”) veins.
This procedure involves our very experienced vein doctor targeting the affected areas with a laser beam with specific wavelengths bespoke for the varying depths and sizes of the superficial abnormal veins on the legs and thighs (we can also treat other body areas).
When the energy of the laser beam reaches the vein of concern, the blood within the vessel absorbs the energy and causes the surrounding walls of the vein to be damaged and contract, a process that aids in its destruction. The damaged veins can take weeks to be fully eliminated by the body to leave less veins on the legs or thighs.
Laser treatments for superficial veins on the legs involve a mild discomfort during the treatment stage, with usually no discomfort after the treatment. There is no downtime after the treatment. It is usual that your doctor will prescribe a course of treatments usually spaced 3-4 weeks apart to reach your goal of less veins on your legs or thighs.
Enquire About Spider Vein Treatment In Melbourne Today
No matter which treatment option you wish to pursue, you can count on Dr Omarjee and the team at The DOC Clinic to provide you with the most reliable and comprehensive service and advice. To book an appointment with our cosmetic physician, call The DOC Clinic on (03) 9021 6022 or email [email protected] You can also visit us at our Hoppers Crossing premises, located close to Point Cook and Werribee.
*Results will vary from person to person and with various degrees of efficacy.
The DOC Clinic is a private specialist clinic. Fees charged are in line with AMA recommended rates for specialist consultations. The fee may vary according to the service provided to you on the day you are seen. We require full payment on the day of consultation, and accept cash, EFTPOS, Visa and MasterCard.
Some consultations and/or treatments may attract a Medicare rebate. If so, we will provide a receipt with the relevant Medicare item number. With this receipt, you can visit your local Medicare/Centrelink office, or download the Medicare app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store, then follow the instructions for claiming a Medicare eligible consult, service or treatment. The DOC Clinic can process Medicare claims in the clinic.