Sclerotherapy is a safe and well established treatment for thread veins on the legs. There are a number of alternative treatments, but Sclerotherapy in general, remains the most reliably successful.
Many women are concerned about the appearance of thread veins. The demand for treatment is rapidly increasing.
As well as being unsightly, thread veins are associated with aches, burning, throbbing and cramps. Thread veins can also indicate an abnormality of the ‘venous system’, requiring further investigation.
Microsclerotherapy is a safe and effective therapy for thread veins and spider veins. They are usually seen in clusters on the legs. The treatment has been used effectively for many years by vascular surgeons, cosmetic surgeons and health professionals.
The benefits of Microsclerotherapy are numerous. It is quick, painless and effective and does not impinge on your lifestyle.Q: What is the proceedure?
A solution is injected with a very tiny needle, very superficially into the veins, causing the lining of the vein to swell and become sticky. Compression is then applied to help close the veins. Over a period of time the vein will heal closed and fade away.
Q: Does it Hurt?
This is not a painful procedure. The injections are made with a tiny needle and very superficially. The solution does not sting. Some people feel nothing; some fell little pricks, discomfort varies from one person to another.
Q: What will my legs look like after treatment?
The injections will cause some redness and welts, like insect bites. These will have gone by the time you take the stockings down. Perhaps when you remove the stockings your legs will probably look bruised and the veins usually look worse before they look better. The veins are usually darker, sometimes with blue, black or brown spots under the skin.
The appearance has usually improved noticeably by day 10 -14. At 4 -6 weeks the thread veins should look pretty much as they did before injection and thereafter start improving. The full effect of the injection session is apparent at about 12 weeks.
Q: How many treatments do you think I will need?
You should budget for up to four treatments over a period of 4 - 12 months.
It is not always possible to achieve 100% clearance but we should aim for at least 60 - 80% improvement in their appearance. It is possible to obtain such a result after one treatment but it can take more. Most patients are satisfied with the results somewhere between one and four treatments.
Q: Will the thread veins come back?
Sclerotherapy is a treatment for the symptoms rather than being a cure for the underlying cause. It is possible that other thread veins can develop during or after treatment. Most people need a top up session of treatment every 2 or 3 years.
Becky Hollands Microsclerotherapy treatment is now available in Brighton, Hove East Sussex, please call me to book an appointment.
Treatment £200 per session and may need 1-4 treatments over a period of 4 to 12 months. Stockings are included.
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