Vein Treatments in Cairns

Are you concerned about the veins on your legs?

At SmartClinics Medical Centre in Manunda Cairns, Dr Susan Swanston offers proven medical treatments to help patients with spider veins. Dr Susan has undergone extensive medical training into microsclerotherapy for the treatment of spider/thread veins of the legs, however if you have varicose veins you will need to see a vascular surgeon. Dr Susan can refer you to a vascular surgeon for treatment if required.

What’s the difference between varicose veins and spider veins?

Varicose veins are knobbly, twisted and darkish-blue in appearance. Spider veins are like varicose veins, but smaller and closer to the surface of the skin. They are often red or blue, and can look like tree branches or spider webs. They are mostly found on a person’s legs or face.

How can Dr Susan treat spider/thread veins? 

Dr Susan offers microsclerotherapy for treatment of spider/thread veins of the legs. This is a purely cosmetic procedure as spider/thread veins do not cause any harm but are deemed unsightly by some people.

Microsclerotherapy can be performed on patients who do not have any underlying varicose veins (as confirmed on a duplex scan) or in those who have had their varicose veins treated by either surgery, laser or Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy. Once the larger varicose veins have been treated it is safe to proceed with the cosmetic therapy to the smaller surface vessels.   If you are not sure what types of veins you have on your legs, or if you have any concerns about them, Dr Susan can help you understand your options. If you have varicose veins this may include arranging a venous duplex scan and then discussing the results, or a referral to a vascular surgeon. If you have visible veins on your upper body, like your face, IPL or laser may be a better option for you.

Vein Treatment Costs

Vein treatment prices vary depending on the scope of the treatment. For medically indicated treatments there are some Medicare rebates. Please contact SmartClinics Medical Centre in Manunda for cost information. SmartClinics Manunda is located in Raintrees Shopping Centre, Shop 106-108/32-36 Alfred St, Manunda QLD 4870

Dr Susan Swanston

Dr. Susan Swanston is a highly skilled GP currently working in Cairns and has done for several years. She has a vast experience in many fields of medicine and is a fully trained and qualified vascular surgeon. Dr Susan has many other qualifications in General Practice above and beyond the expected including Aviation Medicine, Travel Medicine, Mirena IUD insertions and her ambition to expand her cosmetic vein therapies including spider vein treatment. Dr Susan has a loyal and expansive following of patients and she manages to balance this with her role as a wife and mother of 3 children. Dr Susan’s passion outside medicine and her family are her horses and riding.


Please contact SmartClinics Medical Centre in Manunda for more information.

SmartClinics Manunda is located in: Raintrees Shopping Centre
AddressRaintrees Shopping Centre, Shop 106-108/32-36 Alfred St, Manunda QLD 4870