Spider Vein Clinic Melbourne
Treating Spider Veins
Treating Spider Veins
Spider veins can be an early warning sign of underlying venous disease. Australian Vein Clinics provides effective treatments for spider veins.
About Spider Veins
Spider veins are small damaged veins that appear on the skin’s surface. They can appear anywhere on the body but are predominantly found on the face and legs. They can present as blue, red or purple and often appear bunched, webbed or like branches.
Spider veins are usually an early warning sign of future venous issues due to weakening valves in the larger vein tributaries. Similar to varicose veins, the valves weaken and stop working effectively, resulting in pooling and backflow of blood, thus causing veins to swell.
Symptoms of Spider Veins
- Blue, purple or red webbed veins
- Mild discomfort or itching
- Achy or heavy legs
There are a number of factors that can contribute to the development of spider veins. These include genetics, obesity, pregnancy, menopause, and a sedentary lifestyle. In addition, people who stand or sit for long periods are also at increased risk.
You’re at risk of developing spider veins if you…
- Struggle with obesity
- Are pregnant
- Are menopausal
- Live a sedentary lifestyle
- Family history of spider veins
Spider Vein Treatment Melbourne
Sclerotherapy is a common treatment for spider veins that involves injecting a solution into the veins. The solution irritates the walls of the veins, causing them to swell and stick together. This effectively seals off the vein, and over time, the treated vein will fade away. Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective procedure suitable for all spider vein stages.
If you are considering sclerotherapy for your spider veins, be sure to speak with our qualified healthcare practitioners to determine if it is right for you. Other spider vein treatments may be required if an ultrasound of the area uncovers underlying venous issues that are causing the spider veins to appear.
The Different Stages of Spider Veins
Spider veins are small, twisted blood vessels that are usually found on the legs and can cause pain, burning, and cramping. Although they can occur at any age, spider veins are more likely to develop as we get older. There are four different stages of spider veins, each with its own set of symptoms.
Finally, in stage four, the veins are large, visible, and often painful.
Spider vein Faqs
Yes, once injected the small spider veins will begin to disappear. You may require more than one treatment session as we can only inject a certain amount of solution at one time. Typically it may be one leg at a time.
You may feel some slight pinching from the needle going into the vein but that is all. Dr John Marx has a special needle that vibrates. The vibration significantly reduces the pain, and increases the accuracy.