Vein Treatments

Direct Vision Sclerotherapy

Do you wish to get rid of those little spider veins on your skin? Direct Vision Sclerotherapy is the best highly-specialised method! Super-effective. Great results. Hello, gorgeous vein-free skin!

What is Direct Vision Sclerotherapy?

Direct Vision Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive medical treatment whereby we inject a solution into the mini spider veins that are visible on the skin. Also known as Microsclerotherapy, this is the gold standard treatment of tiny, widespread spider or reticular veins that are extremely close to the surface of your skin and smaller than 3mm.

The diseased veins start to harden and dissolve until they disappear, leaving your skin looking beautifully clear and healthy. The term “sclerotherapy” comes from Greek, where the word “sclero” means “to make hard.” This procedure is not only safe but it’s highly effective, and most importantly – doesn’t hurt more than a mosquito bite!

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Are you covering up your legs because of annoying little veins visible under your skin? Doctor Vein can help you!
Are those little veins on your face starting to be a problem? Doctor Vein offers permanent, safe and effective Facial Vein Removal and Reduction.

Get rid of those unpleasant spider veins! Use the Direct Vision Sclerotherapy by Doctor Vein. We’re the clinic Melbourne, Frankston and the Peninsula trusts for spider vein treatments. Time to show off your legs again!

How is the Direct Vision Sclerotherapy  performed?

During a session of Direct Vision Sclerotherapy, we use microneedles to smoothly inject the special liquid sclerosant solution into smaller surface veins. In general, it feels just like a small mosquito bite so you don’t need to worry too much about any pain or discomfort.

There are many solutions used, but at Doctor Vein we use a special sclerosant that is manufactured either in Germany or the United Kingdom, depending on the patient profile. These solutions irritate the inner lining of the vein wall, hardening the abnormal vein as the body gradually absorbs it.

Frequently asked questions

The short answer is NO. The only discomfort you might feel during the procedure is some slight itchiness and stinging when first injected. For your peace of mind, the liquid sclerosant we use also works as an anaesthetic that reduces any pain. The targeted injections are not made with regular needles, but with micro needles that are incredibly tiny and very well tolerated by most people. You’ll be surprised by how little discomfort there is, we promise.
Most patients who get direct vision sclerotherapy can be treated and go straight back to work or to their daily routine. Try to refrain from heavy exercise, aerobic, high-impact workout, running or weight lifting for the first 5 days after sclerotherapy. We recommend daily walks of 30 to 45 minutes after treatment as well as wearing medical compression stockings during that period.
Most patients generally need at least 3 treatments of sclerotherapy. Some patients have multiple spider veins scattered everywhere and, in that case, more treatments may be needed. Also, some cases may need a combination of different procedures with sclerotherapy just being one of them. Dr Param will explain everything during the initial consultation.

Treatment of spider and smaller green veins using sclerotherapy is the most effective. Even after the first few weeks after treatment, you will notice substantial changes in the appearance of varicose and spider veins. The final results will be visible in 3 to 6 months post treatment.

Once we inject the sclerosant solution into a vein, it redirects the blood flow through the nearest blood vessels, allowing the targeted vein to collapse and heal with time.

Possible side effects

This usually happens within the first few days after treatment. It may last for up to 3 weeks after but slowly fades on its own. No treatment is required.
This occurs because of the dead blood inside the vein coming to the surface of the skin. It looks like a brownish patch where the vein was situated previously. It fades with time and does not persist past 12 months. Removal of trapped blood reduces this from occurring but does not prevent it.
Small, tiny spider veins around areas of spider veins already treated. They usually settle on their own, but are often driven by hormonal factors. They may be treated with sclerotherapy once they become bigger in size, if not settled on their own.

These are lumps felt in areas where the varicose veins were. They are often tender to touch but slowly decrease in size on their own or when removed with a needle.

  • Hormonal Influences especially in women
  • Circulatory problems
  • Genetics – yes, spider veins tend to run in the family.
  • Childbearing
  • Lifestyle: sitting or standing for long periods, being overweight.

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Hey, I'm Dr Ganesha Param and I offer a full range of non invasive, surgery free treatments to remove varicose veins & spider veins.

If you are unsure if your symptoms are caused by chronic venous disease including varicose veins, spider veins or any associated signs, book a consult with me and I’ll  be able to guide you to through.