Varicose & Spider Veins

What is it and how does it help?

If you have visible leg veins – including fine purple spider veins, coarser reticular green veins, and large bulging varicose veins – you might want to consider sclerotherapy. It’s an extremely safe and effective way to get rid of them.

But before any action is taken to correct them, we recommend checking for underlying circulatory problems, as up to 50% of patients with fine spider veins may have associated larger vein problems that may not be immediately obvious or visible.

How does it work?

Sclerotherapy is the injection of sclerosants into abnormal veins with a fine needle. The sclerosant irritates the inner lining of the injected veins, and in combination with compression stockings, encourage the treated vein to collapse and shrivel. Blood no longer flows through the treated vessels, which over time becomes absorbed and recycled by the body.


Selected publications by Dr Adrian Lim

Download the full article, Sclerotherapy (Medical Observer), here.

Download the full article, Endovenous Laser and varicose veins (Medical Observer), here.

Download the full article, Venous Disorders (Australian Doctors), here.


Selected videos by Dr Adrian Lim