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BEFORE TREATMENT

Always consult your GP or Consultant before you cease taking prescription medication.

You should stop the following treatments 6 Weeks before treatment commences

  • Contraceptive Pill
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • In Clinic Test Patch before 3 days  before treatment commences 


You should refrain from these throughout your treatment course, you can recommence your treatment 6 weeks after you have completed all your treatments. 

IN CLINIC TREATMENTS

7-14 Days before treatment…

Before you commence the leg thread vein injectable treatment (Microsclerotherapy) course your Practitioner will be aware of any other on-going treatments that are already underway, for example laser hair removal.  Whilst you will not need to stop these treatments where possible it is always better if you can.  If you intend to continue the Practitioner will advise of a safe treatment plan.

STOP…

3 Days before treatment…

  • Active Skin Care any products which may have acids that resurface the skin or lighten the skin
  • Sun Exposure use a UVA/UVB SPF 30 if treatment area may be exposed

PREPARE YOUR SKIN

Day Before or Day of treatment …

Remove any hair from the treatment area, the area will be cleaned throughly before any treatment, but you should avoid camouflage make-up & body moisturiser if possible and do not use perfumed products even if these are sprays. 

COMPRESSION HOSIERY

it is essential that you wear compression hosiery immediately following your treatment and for a period of 10 days following treatment. The compression hosiery should be medical grade with a moderate compression. Compression hosiery can be purchased easily but it is advisable to but good quality hosiery that will last throughout the treatment period.

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IMMEDIATELY POST TREATMENT

  • Put on the compression hosiery, these may be difficult at first the Practitioner will assist if needed, this should be worn for a full 24 hours.
  • Take a 10 minute walk.
  • Do not touch the treatment area.
  • Cool shower after 12 hours no hot baths

POST TREATMENT

  • 10 Days wear compression hosiery days during the day only, take off for sleeping 
  • 48 Hours No hot baths warm shower only
  • 48 Hours Avoid, swimming, hot tub, sauna & steam rooms
  • 48 Hours Do not shave or use hair removal creams

HIGH IMPACT EXERCISE

You should refrain from high impact exercise for 14 days post treatment

  • Running
  • Floor exercises where both feet leave the ground.


Exercise such as walking, cycling or swimming (after 48 hours) is fine, if your legs are exposed ensure that you use an UVA/UVB SPF 

PUT YOUR FEET UP

You should try to put your feet whenever possible for the first two weeks following treatment. You can continue to wear your compression hosiery for longer than 10 days if you feel more comfortable.

REPORT CONCERNS

Serious side effect associated with this treatment are rare, you should always report any concerns in a timely manner.

  • Inflammation which is accompanied by pain and/or heat, Deep Vein Thrombosis is extremely rare as a consequence of microsclerotherapy. There is a risk in the general population, and can be life threatening. Symptoms include; pain and swelling inthe effected leg or difficulty breathing, seek medical help immediately.

 

  • Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, difficulty swallowing, swelling of the tongue, eyelids, lips, hoarseness of the voice, stomach pain, nausea or diarrhoea.   If you have any of the above symptoms please report to your nearest Accident & Emergency Department or call 999 for an ambulance. 

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