Spider Vein Treatment Sydney

$250 consult fee (with Medicare rebate and GP referral)
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Do you experience discomfort or concern due to visible veins on your legs or other areas of your body? Is the pain a constant reminder of your discomfort?

It’s important to know that options are available to address these issues. Discomfort does not have to be a permanent condition.

Our Northern Beaches and North Shore vein health professionals can complete over 500 procedures per year.

Vein Doctors Sydney can assist with several spider vein treatment options giving you relief from this uncomfortable condition.

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are small, thin veins that lie close to the surface of the skin. They are usually purple, blue, or red and may look like tree branches or spiderwebs with their short, jagged lines.

Spider veins are typically found on the legs and face and are caused by increased pressure in the veins. They are most commonly seen in women and are typically a cosmetic concern.

Vascular problems like spider veins are generally not dangerous, but they may cause aching, burning, or swelling in the affected area. If these symptoms occur, you should contact a doctor.

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Spider veins are small, thin veins that lie close to the surface of the skin and may look like tree branches or spiderwebs

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Cause of Spider Veins

Spider veins form when the valves in the veins become damaged, and the regular flow of blood back to the heart is impeded. The result of this is that blood gathers in these areas of increased pressure, gradually forming bulges and eventually, spider veins.


  • Genetics are often believed to be a major factor in the development of spider veins.
  • During pregnancy, the body produces hormones that can relax the walls of the veins, causing them to swell and become visible.
  • Excess weight may increase pressure on the veins, potentially leading to their expansion and visibility.
  • Prolonged standing or sitting can cause the veins to become enlarged and visible.
  • With ageing, a person’s skin becomes thinner and less elastic, which can lead to the development of spider veins.

Symptoms of Spider Veins

Varicose veins can cause discomfort and a range of other problems, including:

The most common symptom of spider veins is a pattern of blue, purple, or red veins visible on the surface of the skin. These veins may be short and numerous or long and web-like.

Other symptoms of spider veins include:

  • Aching, burning, or throbbing pain in the affected area
  • Swelling in the legs
  • Itching or tingling near the veins
  • Heaviness in the legs
  • Dry, scaly skin near the veins
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Itchy, dry and scaly skin on your legs may be an indication of spider veins.

Diagnosing Spider Veins

Spider veins can be diagnosed through a physical examination and medical history. In some cases, ultrasound imaging may be required to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other possible causes.

Dr McConnell is able to provide an accurate spider vein diagnosis and develop a patient-specific treatment plan.

Advantages of Spider Vein Removal Treatment

There are numerous potential benefits to having spider veins removed which include:

  • Improved Appearance: Spider vein removal treatment aims to enhance the look of the skin, promoting a smoother and more uniform appearance. Through professional intervention, the visibility of spider veins may be reduced, contributing to a more harmonious and rejuvenated skin tone.
  • Improved Comfort: Spider veins can cause aching, tingling and general discomfort. Removing the veins can effectively alleviate these symptoms and improve comfort levels.
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Enhance the appearance of your legs with spider vein treatment from Vein Doctors Sydney.

Treating Spider Veins

We are committed to providing high-quality spider vein treatments in Sydney. At Vein Doctors Sydney, we utilize Micro-Sclerotherapy, a method designed to help diminish or remove spider veins, aiming for effective results with slight discomfort.

Micro-sclerotherapy is a low-invasiveness procedure for the management of spider veins. A minute amount of a medical-grade solution is injected into the vein, using a tiny needle, which causes it to collapse and disappear.

Most patients report only brief, mild discomfort during the procedure. After the procedure, spider veins typically resolve over the next few weeks.

There is slight downtime required following the treatment and patients are generally able to return to their normal activities promptly. Compression stockings are recommended for a few days following the treatment to keep the superficial veins collapsed and assist in achieving optimal results.

The number of sessions required for the treatments will vary depending on your particular condition based on the size and location of the spider veins.

Learn more about micro-sclerotherapy for the removal of spider veins below.

Spider Vein Treatment Cost Sydney

The cost of spider vein treatment at any of our clinics in Sydney is dependent on the treatment recommended for your individual condition.

After an initial consultation, we can provide detailed costing of the treatment, and if any Medicare rebates apply.

Please contact us for more information on costs.

Initial Consultation And Vein Screening

This consultation is the perfect way for you to learn about what we can do to help you become free of the pain and discomfort of your varicose veins. From start to finish a consultation takes about 45 minutes and the valuable information you will receive will enable you to make important healthcare decisions about your varicose veins.

  • A comprehensive venous ultrasound will be performed.
  • A doctor will discuss the results with you, answer any questions you may have and present various treatment options.
  • A personalised treatment plan will be provided based on the results of your vein assessment.
  • After your consultation, it is important to know that our team are on hand to answer any further questions and to support you through your journey.

Our Expert Doctor

Dr Ryan McConnell

Dr McConnell is an Australian-trained Interventional Neuroradiologist, possessing extensive experience in both diagnostic and procedural ultrasound. He performs over 500 endovascular procedures each year.

How to schedule a consultation

For more information on our services and the cost of each service, or to schedule a consultation at our clinic, please contact us at one of the following:

Dr. Ryan McConnell

Our Vein Clinics Locations in Sydney

Vein Doctors Sydney Manly

Suite 503, 39 East Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095

Our Open Hours:
8:30 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

Vein Doctors Sydney St Leonards

North Shore Health Hub - Ground Floor, Rockwell Medical Centre, 7 Westbourne Street, St Leonards 2065

Our Open Hours:
8:30am – 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Vein Doctors Sydney Kingswood

Nepean Private Specialist Centre, Suite 3, 1A Barber Avenue, Kingswood 2747

Our Open Hours:
8:30 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday


If you require more information on spider vein treatment, please read our most frequently asked questions:

No, you should never attempt to remove spider veins yourself. Spider veins are a type of circulatory condition that can be treated by a professional.
If you are concerned about the appearance of spider veins, it is best to consult a doctor to discuss treatment options.

The effects of spider vein treatment can last for several years, depending on the type of treatment received. However, new spider veins can form over time, so regular maintenance may be necessary to ensure long-term results.
No, spider and varicose vein treatments are not similar. Spider vein treatment involves the use of sclerotherapy or laser treatment to reduce the appearance of spider veins.
While varicose vein treatment typically involves treatments such as endovenous laser therapy or radiofrequency ablation to treat underlying vein disease.
Spider veins and broken capillaries are not the same. Spider veins are small clusters of red, blue, or purple veins that appear close to the surface of the skin.
Broken capillaries are tiny broken blood vessels that appear as thin red lines or as clusters of small dots.
This information is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a prescription. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor.

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