What is Sclerotherapy?

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About 80% of women suffer from spider veins on the legs, which are most often genetic but sometimes occur following pregnancy or after prolonged standing at work.

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What are recommendations prior to the treatment?

Body oils, lotions, and creams are not advised for 24 hours before your injections. Dress in loose clothing in order to accommodate support stockings. Recommended after- care instructions

Is it safe?

Sclerotherapy is a safe and well-recognised treatment for thread veins on the legs. Sclerotherapy leg vein treatments involves a series of tiny injections leg veins which are delivered directly into the vein causing it to collapse and close, stopping the blood flow.

Who is not suitable for the treatment?

  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • If you have a history of thrombosis (DVT) or Pulmonary embolism chronic diseases such as cardiac, liver, kidney and lung disease
  • Connective tissue diseases such as lupus
  • Certain medications used to prevent bloodclots
  • Recurrent skin infections or cellulitis
  • If you have varicose veins

Is Sclerotherapy an option for me if I have varicose veins?

No. If you have varicose veins you should attend a vascular surgeon to have your veins stripped first. Once this has been performed you can return to have your thread veins. To date, the use of lasers to treat leg veins are not as effective as sclerotherapy..

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