Microsclerotherapy for Leg Thread Veins
Microsclerotherapy is the technique used to treat spider veins or thread veins of the legs. It is a relatively straightforward procedure which involves injecting a liquid into the veins which destroys them and causes them to disappear over time.
50% of the population will develop problems with their legs during their life. In most cases there is a family history so the cause is likely to be genetic. Women in particular find the appearance of thread veins quite distressing but can be reassured that, they can be treated, and their appearance significantly improved We offer a thorough assessment and diagnosis of your veins to exclude underlying problems in order to offer the best treatment option for you.
How Does Microsclerotherapy Work?
Microsclerotherapy is safe, painless and well-established treatment for thread veins, causing the lining of the vein to break down. This damage to the vein wall triggers a healing response which over several weeks causes the vein to close and fade away. It is suitable for use on thread veins on the legs or body, provided they are beneath the heart.
The results are not immediate. The veins look worse before they get better and the treatment may need to be repeated at 4-12 week intervals. Most patients see a 60-80% improvement in the appearance of the veins somewhere between one and four treatments.
The veins that are successfully treated will not recover but this is a treatment for the symptoms not a cure for the underlying causes so new veins may develop over time.
This is a very safe treatment but as with any other treatment, not entirely without risk. The treatment is not suitable to everyone. Your practitioner will take a medical history and discuss the possible risks and complications with you prior to treatment.
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