If a Full Consultation is required, you will personally meet one of our Specialist Veins Surgeons or Doctors – that further specialise in varicose vein treatments, who will take a detailed patient history, conduct an examination and recommend whether treatment is required.
To determine what type of treatment is required, an ultrasound of your varicose veins will be performed by a vascular sonographer to give a detailed map of both the superficial veins and the deep veins to provide a diagnosis. This allows for an accurate plan of the best treatment option. If there are symptoms suggestive of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) a deep vein ultrasound will also be performed which can make the diagnosis with certainty.
A treatment plan will be proposed by Surgeon/ Doctor based upon the history, examination and results of the duplex ultrasound map. Varicose vein treatment options include: Endovenous Ablation and/or Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy which are all performed by our highly experienced team of Surgeons & Doctors
After care & Follow-ups
You will have follow-up treatments carried out by our Surgeon/ Doctors who will ensure you receive the best in expert care throughout the treatment.
We have a team of Specialist Veins Surgeons and Doctors who specialise in varicose vein treatments, as well as nurses and sonographers who are dedicated to treating vein conditions and are regarded among the best in the industry. Our vast experience means you get the benefit of expert knowledge and ongoing improvement in treatments. We’re here to ease your mind and help you feel both confident and pain-free.
Southern Cross Health Insurance
We are an affiliated Provider to Southern Cross Health Insurance for contracted varicose vein treatments where medical necessity criteria apply. Affiliated Providers provide specified procedures at agreed prices and can streamline the prior approval and claims processes for Southern Cross Health Insurance members.
We also accept payment from other insurance companies. We recommend you contact your health insurer (other than Southern Cross Healthcare and NIB) to arrange prior approval or we can assist you with that process.
Achy or a heavy sensation, especially if it gets worse as the day progresses, or a feeling of tightness in your calves after exercise.
Swelling in your legs, feet and ankles whether it is painful or not.
Muscle fatigue in the legs.
Muscle cramping in your lower legs at rest, especially at night.
Redness or sensation of warmth in your lower extremities.
Sores or rashes in your lower extremities that is relieved when you elevate your legs.
The most common symptom. Dry, itchy, skin around your ankle.
Discolouring in your skin around the ankle, that can appear like freckles in its early stage.
More noticeable in men.
Painful sores on the skin that often take more than a month to heal. Normally develop on the inside of the leg, just above the ankle.
Uncontrollable urge to keep your legs moving, especially in bed at night.
A group of dilated veins (usually red or blue) that appear close to the surface of the skin and look like spider webs or tree branches. Some women experience a worsening of symptoms during menstruation.
Warmer summer months, pregnancy or long periods of standing can often lead to a worsening of symptoms.
At Skin Institute there are easy ways to spread your payments. You can pay off your treatment or products over time with QCard or Afterpay. Or simply pay by cash, Eftpos or credit card.