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.
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