Sclerotherapy is used for treating the appearance of spider veins. The treatment is performed using a very fine needle. Larger veins will be targeted first. During the consultation, your health history will be taken as well as a thorough analysis of your areas of concern to determine the best areas for injection. Should you be a good candidate for the procedure, treatment may be performed on the same day as the initial consultation.
The entire Schlerotherapy procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. You may require subsequent treatments.
Benefits and Side Effects
Sclerotherapy is a very safe procedure with few complications. Some side effects include redness, minor itching, burning or bruising at the treatment site. If symptoms are present, they will usually resolve within a week. Other adverse effects, although rare, include infection, deep venous thrombosis, allergic reaction, failure of treatment, recurrence of veins, and hyper-pigmentation.
How Does It Work?
The procedure involves a trained Medical professional injecting solution directly into the vein, causing irritation of the lining of the vein. This causes the vein to collapse and consequently results in its gradual disappearance over weeks to months.
Is the Procedure Painful?
A minor stinging and/or cramping sensation may be felt during treatment. Regular activity can resume following the treatment however it is advised to refrain from strenuous exercise for the week following Schlerotherapy treatments.
Following the procedure you will be given post care instructions. Wearing compression stockings following your treatment is very important as it prevents blood from refilling into the treated veins. The stockings are worn for approximately one week.
Are Multiple Sessions Required?
On average, most clients will require 3-4 treatments per area, spaced 4 weeks apart.
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