Spider veins, though the smallest of varicose veins, can still be of significant concern, particularly in terms of the appearance of your legs. Many people, especially women, seek to have their spider veins removed for cosmetic purposes and to prevent the condition from worsening, and we are proud to offer unrivalled medical spider vein removal services at Crows Nest Vein Clinic.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are the tiny red or purple blood vessels that can be seen beneath the skin. They may resemble a “messy spider web” pattern. They can arise anywhere on the body, but especially on the legs and are most common on the outer thigh and inside surface of the knee. They may accompany or surround reticular veins, which are larger, dark blue blood vessels.
While genetics play a huge role in the development of spider veins, the condition is also strongly associated with the female hormone oestrogen, as well as a sedentary lifestyle, a high-fat diet, natural ageing, and sun exposure. Due to its hormonal influence, spider veins tend to be more of an issue for women than it is for men, and the condition may present from quite early in life.
Spider Vein Removal Techniques
There are several techniques used for spider vein removal, and here at Crows Nest Vein Clinic, we specialise in Microsclerotherapy. This internationally proven, gold-standard vein removal technique is preferred for spider veins in the legs as it is superior to other treatment methods; it is faster, less painful, more effective, and delivers better results with fewer treatments or side effects than other techniques such as laser.
Microsclerotherapy is a minimally invasive, non-surgical vein removal technique ideal for treating spider veins and small varicose veins. Using a magnifying vein light to assist with viewing the area, a liquid or foam sclerosant is gently injected by your doctor into the affected veins using a very fine needle.
This sclerosant irritates the vein wall lining, causing the treated veins to close and halt blood flow through them. The healing body re-routes the blood flow to other normal veins and capillaries, and the treated vein eventually disappears as it is reabsorbed by the body.
The average patient will need just one or two sessions of microsclerotherapy per leg for best results.
At Crows Nest Vein Clinic, we use Poliodocanol 1% as our sclerosant. This pharmaceutical product was originally developed as a local anaesthetic and it is now used exclusively in vein treatment. It delivers fantastic results with less risk of pain, inflammation, or other side effects.
Why Undergo Spider Vein Removal at Crows Nest Vein Clinic?
- No referral required
- No surgery required
- Walk-in-walk-out treatment
- Short waiting time for treatment
- Low-risk procedure
- Treatments take just 30 minutes
- No downtime
- Minimal pain or discomfort
- Nitrus Oxide gas available during the procedure (no driving home)
- Expert vein specialist care
- No time off work
- No time away from family
- Few treatments required
Spider Vein Removal Costs at Crows Nest Vein Clinic
Spider vein removal at Crows Nest Vein Clinic is performed by our talented vein specialist Dr Nicole James. She provides exceptional, expert medical vein removal treatment services at the most affordable prices possible.
*Spider vein removal services are part-covered by Medicare. The exact rebate amount available to you will depend upon your individual Medicare Safety Net.
If you have Private Health Insurance, you may also receive some coverage for the stockings, depending on your policy.
Our team at Crows Nest Vein Clinic will be able to discuss the fees you can expect to pay out of pocket at your consultation with us.
Book a Consultation at Crows Nest Vein Clinic
Choose Crows Nest Vein Clinic today to say goodbye to unsightly spider veins.
Dr Nicole James is a leading vein removal specialist in Sydney. With an international training background in vascular surgery, she is passionate about achieving the very best results for her patients with the most minimally invasive, comfortable varicose vein treatment alternatives.
Contact us now to book an obligation-free consultation to discuss spider vein removal.
Call (02) 9906 1555 or email [email protected].