A well established treatment for the safe cosmetic removal of leg veins
Sclerotherapy is one of the leading treatments for the removal of spider and reticular veins, because it is minimally invasive, safe, and relatively pain-free. Doctors administer sclerotherapy by injecting a sclerosant, a sterile chemical, into the vein. The sclerosant irritates the vein lining, causing it to become inflamed and then collapse; it is then resorbed into the body.
When is sclerotherapy recommended?
Many patients are bothered by the look of three types of enlarged vein: varicose veins, reticular veins, and spider veins.
- Varicose veins are thickened veins which appear twisted and rope-like.
- Reticular veins, also known as blue veins or feeder veins, are bluish-greenish veins are often seen behind the knee, which can feed into spider veins.
- Spider veins (telangiectasias) are thin, bluish reddish spiderlike network which appear on the surface of the skin, usually on the legs but sometimes on the face and pelvis.
Sclerotherapy remains one of the most successful and often chosen treatment for small to medium varicose veins and spider veins.
How is sclerotherapy performed?
Sclerotherapy is considered a simple procedure which can be done at Avenue MediSpa, without anesthesia. It can take as little as 15 minutes, or up to one hour depending on how many veins are being treated in a session. Our appointments are normally for 30 minutes.
To compensate for the loss of the vein, blood circulation is re-routed through healthy veins located deeper within the body, so the outward appearance and sometimes pain associated with the problem vein is significantly reduced.
A safe and well established treatment for the cosmetic removal of:
- Thread veins
- Spider veins
This procedure is carried out by Dr Liz Evans
- Normally 2 – 3 sessions are required for treatment