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FAQS

Here at North Western Vascular Surgery in Melbourne, we understand that you may have questions about our treatment options for excessive sweating or facial blushing. Our friendly and experienced team are always happy to provide the support you need, as well as answer questions regarding ETS, lumbar sympathectomy or MiraDry.

Please feel free to contact us by phone during office hours or by email. However it is always recommended that patients see Mr Bell to discuss symptoms and best mode of treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is sclerotherapy?

    Sclerotherapy is a commonly used procedure to safely treat telangiectasias commonly known as spider veins as well as small varicose veins in the legs.  Some of the key benefits are that this procedure does not require disruption to everyday activities, hospital admission or anaesthesia.  T

    During the procedure, a specially formulated sclerosant is injected into the vein with the use of a very fine needle. Each injection treats a small area of the leg, which means that multiple injections may be required in a single session, depending on the extent of your spider veins. The injected formula works by irritating the wall of the veins, causing them to collapse and shut down the veins. As a result, the veins gradually fade over time.

  • What can I expect after sclerotherapy?

    You may experience some minor bruising, irritation, swelling or tenderness following treatment, which should resolve within two weeks. You should avoid strenuous activity such as jogging and aerobics for a week following the procedure, but walking is recommended for at least 40 minutes each day for the first week.

  • What results can I expect?

    Sclerotherapy is generally very effective, and in most cases this procedure achieves excellent results although patients may require additional sessions to obtain optimal results.