How effective is Sclerotherapy?

by | Jun 30, 2015

The decision to have your varicose veins or spider veins treated is a big one. Patients are often filled with trepidation or a feeling of anxiety or fear of the treatment and the final result.

A common question in our practice is “will my veins come back after they are treated with sclerotherapy?”.

Patients who are concerned about veins returning have usually had an unsuccessful treatment at another clinic or have a friend or family member who has experienced a poor outcome following sclerotherapy.

There are many factors that can contribute to poor results following sclerotherapy. They may include:

  • A wrong diagnosis from the outset
  • Using the wrong Sclerosant Solution and in the wrong concentration
  • Not addressing ALL of the abnormal Veins
  • Poor Treatment Technique
  • Poor Doctor-Patient Communication
  • Inadequate Follow up Protocols

At Vein Health, Dr Paraskevas – a Fellow of the Australasian College with over 12 years experience in treating all degrees of Venous disease – has a tried and proven method for treating varicose veins. He has had the benefit of years of training and specialisation in the field of Phlebology and is also at the forefront of improvements and innovations in the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins.

How do we make sure that your sclerotherapy is effective?

It begins right at the beginning with an extensive, Ultrasound Guided Assessment of the Venous Problem. Treatment is then carried out meticulously and obsessively using the best available medical equipment and TGA approved Sclerosants. Dr Paraskevas ensures that the maximum amount of treatment is carried out as safely as possible at each designated treatment phase to minimise the number of visits and overall cost. Patients can often see a massive improvement in the appearance of their legs during the treatment – a sign that the varicose veins have been treated correctly.

Once the treatments are carried out, a systematic follow up protocol is instituted to ensure that the treatment has worked as well as it can and patients are fully informed of their progress, improvement and side effects.

Worried about your veins?

Make an appointment to see phlebologist Dr Peter Paraskevas in our Vein Health Melbourne or Sydney clinics, and get your veins assessed and treated today.

We provide fast and easy, walk-in walk-out treatments. Our minimally invasive treatments utilise world-class technologies to achieve the best patient outcomes. Our results speak for themselves – see our before & after gallery.


Why choose us?

  • Walk-in, walk-out treatment in our accredited facility
  • High success rates
  • No general anaesthetic
  • No hospitalisation
  • Medicare rebates apply
  • Minimal downtime or time away from work
  • Comprehensive after-care and follow-up scans and reviews
Seek Expert Advice from one of Australia’s Leading PhlebologistsDr. Peter Paraskevas Phlebologist, Medical Director

Dr Peter Paraskevas is expert in the assessment and treatment of Varicose Veins. For 20 years Vein Health Medical Clinic has provided the latest in non-surgical laser, radiofrequency and sclerotherapy treatments and combined this with state-of-the-art ultrasound diagnostic testing to treat varicose veins and venous disease.

The content provided in this article is provided for information and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice and consultation.

You may also like