Dr Szalay has performed over 2000 leg vein treatments
Leg vein treatment is effectively achieved with sclerotherapy.
Varicose veins and spider veins are common disorders that affect the look and health of your legs. Varicose veins have a blue, rope-like appearance. Spider veins are small, thin blood vessels that lie close to the surface of the skin and appear red or blue. Apart from looking unsightly, symptoms which you might experience include heaviness, aching, burning, or cramping. Sometimes, leg ulcers can occur.
What causes varicose and spider veins?
Varicose veins are caused by improper functioning of the one-way valves in the veins. These valves are designed to prevent the backwards flow of blood as it is channeled back to the heart. When the walls of the veins become weak, the veins stretch, causing blood to pool in the veins. This pooling stretches and damages the veins. Contributing factors can be hormonal changes, injury and standing for long periods.
Leg Vein Treatment with Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is the injection of a small amount of sclerosant fluid into abnormal veins with a very fine needle. The sclerosant irritates the inner lining of the veins, and in combination with compression stockings, encourages the treated vein to collapse and shrink. Blood no longer flows through the treated vessels, which over time become absorbed by the body and fade.
How effective is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a very effective form of leg vein treatment. In the vast majority of patients, a significant reduction of the veins is achieved.
How long is it before results are evident?
It takes approximately 6 weeks for the veins to fade. For optimal results, Dr Szalay recommends that you wear a compression stocking for 1 to 3 weeks following the treatment, depending on the size of the vein.
What is the cost?
The initial consultation with Dr Szalay costs $75 and depending on the size of the veins, a medicare rebate of $37 is available.
The cost for sclerotherapy is $220 per session. Depending on the size of your veins, a medicare rebate of $90 per session is available. A greater amount may be claimable if you exceed your medicare safety net. Usually, between 1 and 3 sessions are required per leg.
Book in your initial consultation and explore the possibilities
Here is what you can expect from your first consultation with Dr Szalay:
Step 1: Meeting with Dr Szalay
In your initial consultation, we will first discuss the areas of your legs that you would like to work on. This is carried out in a warm and professional environment to make you as comfortable as possible.
Step 2: Dr Szalay assesses your legs and explores feasibility
Dr Szalay will examine the area to be treated ensure to that sclerotherapy is the best solution for the results you desire. Dr Szalay may recommend an ultrasound examination prior to commencing treatment to determine if you have a faulty valve which is causing the veins to appear.
Step 3: If sclerotherapy is viable, Dr Szalay explains the procedure
It is important that you are well informed about the procedure, which is why Dr Szalay takes this time to explain how sclerotherapy works and answer any of your questions.