Varicose Vein Treatment in Melbourne

May 6, 2024 The Vein Institute

In our Melbourne varicose vein clinic, you’ll be seen and treated by Dr Carolyn. Here’s what you can expect from your visits and our treatment plan options.



You’ll have a consultation with Dr Carolyn and a sonographer. They will go over your medical history and take an ultrasound scan of your varicose veins. These steps will let them know if treatment is the right option for you and which treatment option would be best for your condition. 

If you have any questions or concerns about your veins or our treatment options, the consultation is the perfect time to bring them up.


Preparing for treatment 

You will need to take some steps to prepare for your varicose vein treatment. These may include: 

  • Stopping medications like iron supplements and hormone replacement therapy if Dr Carolyn advises 
  • Making arrangements at work if you do a lot of standing or heavy lifting as part of your job
  • Wearing loose and comfortable clothing to ensure there’s sufficient space for the compression bandage wrapping
  • Drinking at least 2 glasses of water before treatment 
  • Planning your route and transport options. We want to make sure we see you and treat you on time, so please check your public transport or parking options. Our Melbourne varicose vein clinic is in the heart of Melbourne CBD, making it easy to access via tram, bus, or train, and there is plenty of paid parking around.

Getting varicose vein treatment in Melbourne from Dr Carolyn

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Dr Carolyn specialises in women’s health and is an experienced vein doctor. She has been running our Melbourne vein clinic since November 2023 and operated in our Sydney clinic since January 2023, so you can rest assured your veins will be in safe hands. The treatments she performs include: 

  • Endovenous Laser Ablation: she will make a tiny incision in your leg and feed an EVLA laser fibre through. As she pulls the fibre out, your vein will ablate and close up with the help of laser heat. After the vein is sealed, your body will absorb it over time. 
  • Radiofrequency Ablation: this is a similar treatment to EVLA, but instead of laser heat we use radiofrequency bursts to seal the vein. Both treatments use regional anaesthetic to ensure maximum comfort. 
  • Sclerotherapy: Dr Carolyn will inject sclerosant into the vein through a syringe, which will irritate the vein walls and make them spasm shut.  
  • ClariVein: our doctors use a special catheter with a 360-degree rotating tip to deliver sclerosant deeper into the varicose vein. 


Post-op care for your veins

Once your session is complete, you’ll need to take some steps to ensure a comfortable recovery. One of our medical team will wrap your legs in compression wrap, which you’ll need to keep on for 24 hours. This wrap will help the veins transport blood to the heart, easing some strain on them.

After thermal ablation treatments like EVLA and RFA, you will also need to wear compression socks for a few days to a couple of weeks – depending on Dr Carolyn’s recommendation. These will help manage any swelling and discomfort. 

You will need to walk for 30 minutes after treatment and then every day for at least 2 weeks. Walking is a gentle exercise that boosts circulation without overwhelming the veins. 


Coming in for check-ups and review 

A few weeks after your treatment, you’ll need to come in for a check-up with Dr Carolyn so she can assess the treated veins.

Ready to book your consultation and get varicose vein treatment in Melbourne? Call us at 13 VEINS (that’s 13 83467), fill out our booking request form, or book online now.