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|Indicated||Leg Thread Veins Not Varicose Veins|
|Follow up||6 Weekly Intervals|
|Not Suitable||History of DVT or Current HRT/Contraceptive Pill|
|Price||£125 - £200 Per Session, Course Available|
|Repeat Tx||2 Years|
|Downtime||2 Weeks Post Care|
Microsclerotherapy is a straightforward procedure that is performed in a treatment room and usually takes between 30-45 minutes. A liquid called a sclerosant (Fibrovein) is injected directly into the thread veins using a very fine needle with minimal discomfort.
The sclerosant acts by damaging the lining of the vein and causing the vein to become inflamed. This results in the vein blocking off and then over a period of time the vein is reabsorbed completely back into the body.
The overwhelming majority of patients do not have any significant medical symptoms attributable to such spider-veins, and, in fact, the associated complaints are predominantly aesthetic.
Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias or thread veins, are prominent clusters of damaged small blood vessels in the skin. They veins are formed by the dilation of a small group of blood vessels located close to the surface of the skin, they can appear as red, blue, or purple tortious lines bulging and branching out from a central locus resulting in a spider-like appearance. Although they can appear anywhere on the body, spider veins are most commonly found on the face and legs. They usually pose no health hazard but may produce a dull aching in the legs after prolonged standing and indicate more severe venous disease.
Reticular veins are the visible veins below your skin that appear blue-purple in colour, but they don’t bulge out as varicose veins do. Reticular veins are smaller than varicose veins but often appear together with them, causing pain and symptoms just like varicose veins do. It is important that these veins are located and treated effectively as they feed the small spider veins, they will ensure that treatment is effective and will increase the longevity of the treatment.
It is common that treated areas with sclerotherapy may cause micro veins to appear, a side effect known as matting, like you mentioned. If this happens, it can also be treated with another sclerotherapy session for more adequate temporary cosmetic results. It is important that you follow the after-care particularly the use of compression hosiery as this will reduce the incidence of matting and staining.
Microsclerotherapy is a safe, effective and minimally invasive procedure with a great success rate. On average, 80% of patients are happy with their microsclerotherapy results after 2-3 sessions spaced 6 weeks apart. As a leading thread veins treatment, it is a walk-in, walk-out procedure.
In fact, it is common and very probable, that your legs will look worse before getting better. Bruising at or near the injection site or along the course of the vein is common.
After injecting the thread veins the leg is placed in a compression stocking. This is important as the compression keeps the veins emptied to prevent blood re-entering the treated veins and reduces the chance of complications such as skin staining.
Following treatment you should avoid high impact exercise and excessive heat like saunas for 14 days and you should also avoid flying for up to 6 weeks. You will also be advised to stop taking hormone treatments such as the birth control pill and HRT whilst you are undergoing treatment.
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