Sclerotherapy

What is Micro Sclerotherapy?

Micro sclerotherapy is a safe, well established technique used to treat spider veins or thread veins on the legs. It is a relatively straightforward procedure which involves injecting a solution with a very tiny needle into the veins which causes the lining of the vein to breakdown, triggering a healing response which will cause the vein to disappear over time.

Identify the underlying cause

It is important to note that before any Micro sclerotherapy is undertaken, it is essential to have a venous duplex ultrasound scan. This scan will confirm whether there are any hidden, underlying varicose veins which are feeding blood into the thread veins and keeping them open. Failure to treat the underlying cause of the thread veins results in unsuccessful outcomes for the majority of people.

What results can I expect?

The results are not immediate. The veins look worse before they look better and the treatment may need to be repeated at 4-12 week intervals. Most patients see at 60-80% improvement on the appearance of their veins after between 2-5 treatments.

Are the results permanent?

The veins that are successfully treated will not reoccur but we can’t stop new ones from developing which could happen over time after the treatment.

Micro-Sclerotherapy Pre -Treatment Advice

  • Do not use lotions or oils on your skin 24 hours prior to your treatment.
  • Dress in loose, comfortable clothing on the day of treatment to allow for your support hosiery.
  • Bring your support stockings with you to the clinic on the day of treatment.

Micro-Sclerotherapy Post Treatment Advice

  • Take a 10minute walk immediately after your treatment.
  • It is suggested that support hosiery is worn for 72 hours day and night post treatment, only
    removing to shower or bath.
  • The treated areas may look worse when you remove the hosiery – this is completely normal at this stage.
  • Wear the hosiery during the day for a further 5 – 7 days, removing overnight.
  • Avoid extremes of temperature for 14 days i.e. very hot baths, saunas, sun beds, ice-packs.
  • Avoid sun exposure for 4 weeks – pigmentation may be enhanced and take longer to fade.
  • Avoid high impact exercise for at least 2 weeks.
  • Avoid waxing of the legs for 4 weeks. Waxing can increase the occurrence of thread veins.
  • Elevate your legs as much as possible for the first two weeks.
  • Consider wearing long term compression hosiery to reduce the appearance of thread veins.
  • Do not forget to bring your support hosiery with you to your next treatment session.

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