Dr Melanie Andronicus

Phlebologist and Cosmetic Physician

Dr Andronicus works with South Sydney Vascular Centre, offering non-surgical treatment of varicose veins via sclerotherapy, as well as offering sclerotherapy services to treat surface, or “spider” veins. Dr Andronicus is also an accomplished cosmetic physician offering patients a comprehensive range of rejuvenation and aesthetic services.

Sclerotherapy is one of the non-surgical treatments available to treat varicose veins widely used around the world. It involves the injection of specialised chemicals into varicose veins which act on the vein walls to bring about closure of the varicose veins. Dr Andronicus undertakes a comprehensive assessment of each patient, including a detailed history, examination and ultrasound investigation. From this evaluation, she can determine if sclerotherapy is the most appropriate treatment option and then carefully plan an individualised treatment course. 
Dr Andronicus graduated from the University of Sydney with honours in 1998, and was awarded a Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Pracititioners of Australia in 2002. She also has been awarded a Fellowship with the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and is a member of the Australasian College of Phlebology, Cosmetic Physicians College of Australia and the New Zealand Society of Procedural Phlebology. She holds a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine as well as multiple Certificates in cosmetic medicine . She continues to be actively engaged in continuing education with all of these professional bodies.
After a long and fulfilling career in both urban and rural general practice, Dr Andronicus focussed her attention to the arenas of phlebology and cosmetic medicine.
Her interest in the management of varicose veins inspired her to undertake a preceptorship with respected Shire sclerotherapist and cosmetic physician Dr Suri Nair. Alongside Dr Nair, she developed the skills required to be able to comprehensively assess varicose and surface vein pathology, evaluate with appropriate investigation, and plan individualised patient-centred treatment plans, suited to each patient’s clinical situation. She has continued to offer these services at South Sydney Vascular Centre, working closely with the experienced & highly regarded vascular surgeons, Dr Gabrielle McMullin and Dr Andrew Lennox. 
Consequent to this, Dr Andronicus can offer patients a well -planned, safe, non-surgical alternative for the treatment of varicose veins. 
In addition to this, Dr Andronicus can also offer skilled management of spider veins and other surface veins. These clinical issues can co-exist with underlying varicose veins, or be a stand-alone problem. First line treatment for these is well-recognised to be sclerotherapy. 
Further to providing these services, Dr Andronicus offers a full range of aesthetic treatments. Her philosophy in this field is to always strive to honour natural, age-appropriate balance and harmony to the face and body. Her treatments are individualised, with a keen focus on each patient’s individual goals.
Her treatments include, but are not limited to, a full range of injectable treatments including anti-wrinkle injections, volume restoration and fine line management with dermal fillers (hyaluronic acid).
Dr Andronicus is also highly trained in light and laser-based devices and with such technologies can address issues such as undesirable facial pigmentation (such as sun-related pigment, acquired freckles), as well as facial redness, facial veins and vascular anomalies. 
She can provide a multi-modal approach to managing such skin conditions as acne, rosacea, facial veins, age and sun-related pigment and texture inconsistencies. She can offer IPL, vascular laser as well as non-ablative fractional resurfacing for overall texture improvement & skin rejuvenation. 
Dr Andronicus also stocks the highly respected range of cosmeceuticals from Aspect Dr, and can tailor a topical skin care prescription individually suited to each patient’s needs.
Dr Andronicus’s professional philosophy is to offer her patients a respectful ,responsible, and skilled commitment of care, focusing on integrity, skill, and a highly personalised approach.

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