Liberate your skin from Spider Veins
While they’re usually painless, spider veins can really impact your self esteem.
Thankfully, we offer a number of non-surgical ways to painlessly remove spider veins, allowing you to regain confidence in your skin. Spider veins (also known as telangiectasias) are small damaged veins coloured blue, red or purple that are visible just under the skin’s surface. They’re called “spider veins” because they often resemble a spiderweb.
At Doctor Vein we have successfully treated patients with spider veins on their legs, arms and face. Patients have told us they have spent years trying to hide their spider veins to be absolutely amazed by the immediate results of our treatments. You can literally see the spider vein disappear before your eyes with sclerotherapy injections.
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About Spider Veins
While spider veins are generally painless, they can be an early indicator of future venous (vein) issues. At Doctor Vein we pride ourselves in treating both the symptom and the cause, therefore our spider vein treatments are performed by Dr Param who will also investigate the underlying causes of your spider veins.
Our process is simple. During an initial consultation with Dr Param he will examine the affected area/s and perform a duplex ultrasound to determine the internal condition of the veins. He will then provide you with a targeted treatment plan, advising the number of treatments required and a cost breakdown. Our friendly reception staff will work with you to find a time that suits you best for treatments.
If spider veins are making you self-conscious or causing you to hide your legs and face, call Doctor Vein on (03) 9781 0646 to discuss how we can help.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What happens in the initial consultation for spider veins on my legs and how much does it cost?
The initial consultation will take 45 mins to 1 hour. During this time a screening duplex ultrasound will be conducted to show the internal condition of your veins. Dr Param will review your medical history and physically examine the affected area/s.
He will devise a bespoke treatment plan based on your condition. You will also receive a breakdown of all treatment costs, including all available Medicare rebates. You will know what to expect from the treatment and have all your questions answered during this consult.
The initial consultation costs $300 (including scan), in which you will receive $158 back from Medicare. This means you will be out of pocket $142 for the initial consultation.
What happens in the initial consultation for spider veins on my face and how much does it cost?
The initial consult for facial spider veins will take between 20-30 minutes. Dr Param will review your medical history and discuss factors such as diet that may be contributing to your facial redness. He will exam the affected area under magnification and photographs will be taken. He will devise a treatment plan and provide a breakdown of costs.
The initial consultation costs $120, in which you will receive $70 back from Medicare. This means you will be out of pocket $50 for the initial consultation.
How much do the spider vein leg treatments cost?
This depends on the type of treatment you need and how many you need based on your vein condition. Treatment costs start from $390 per leg, per treatment, however we are unable to quote a price until you have had an initial consultation with Dr Param.
How much do the spider vein facial treatments cost?
Facial spider vein treatments start from $300 per treatment.
Who performs the spider vein treatments?
Dr Param performs all of our spider vein treatments.
How long do the spider vein treatments take?
Treatments take between 30 mins to 1 hour depending on the treatment type.
Are your spider vein treatments covered by my Private Health insurance?
Our spider vein treatments cannot be claimed on private health insurance as they are considered a cosmetic treatment.
Are the spider vein treatments painful?
Patients report minimal discomfort during sclerotherapy injection treatments, there is not normally pain as the needles used are tiny.
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Patients experiencing laser Excel V treatment for removal of spider veins, especially on the face report a quick stinging sensation, like a rubber band flick.
How much Medicare rebate will I receive for my treatment?
This depends on the different treatment types and on the individuals current Medicare threshold. Once you receive your treatment plan you will be informed of the Medicare rebates that you are eligible for.
Is there follow up after the treatment?
Yes, Dr Param will ask you to return for a review after your treatment to ensure the affected area is successfully treated.