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Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat blood vessels or blood vessel usually blue veins on the legs. 

A FDA approved medicine is injected into the vessels,. 

The medicine irritates the blood vessel wall causing it to collapse and disappear.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during the treatment?

A very fine needle is used to inject the medicine into the veins in the legs. Overall it is usually painless, it can sting a little on some blood vessels.

How many treatments?

It can take up to 6 treatments to enjoy a good clearance.

Can my varicose veins be treated?

No. If varicose veins are noted when you receive your consultation you will be referred to a vascular surgeon for assessment.Once the varicose veins are treated slcerotherapy can be preformed .

Why not use laser for blue leg veins?

Sclerotherapy is gold standard for blue veins on the legs.

Contraindications

A FULL MEDICAL HISTORY WILL BE TAKEN PRIOR TO TREATMENT TO DETERMINE IF YOU ARE A SUITABLE FOR TREATMENT

• Pregnant and breastfeeding women
• Any history of thrombosis (DVT) , Pulmonary embolism are not suitable
• Chronic diseases e.g cardiac and lung disease
• Connective tissue diseases for example lupus
• blood clotting medicines
• skin infections e.g , active psoriasis cellulitis

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