Micro sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat spider veins and small varicose veins. It involves injecting a solution into the spider veins in order to close the veins and causing them to disappear. Usually 50-80 percent of veins treated with micro sclerotherapy are eliminated with each injection session. Patient satisfaction is normally achieved with two or three treatment sessions.
Benefits of micro sclerotherapy
Better results when compared to the various laser options
Any small feeding veins are also treated at the same session
Very fine needles mean that treatment is almost painless
What to expect when undergoing micro sclerotherapy
Treatment takes between 30 and 45 minutes
Some patients find it more comfortable to wear a pair of shorts for the treatment
Compression is worn for 3 days full time following the procedure, then day time only for the next 2 weeks
Bruising is common at injection sites and rarely small blisters can develop
Treatment causes the veins to spasm and close. These are absorbed by the body and typically disappear in 1-3 months.
After the procedure
You will be asked to take a 10 minute walk
Itch at injection sites is common, occasionally an antihistamine is needed to bring ease
Brown staining sometimes can occur at injection sites, these almost always fade completely in 6-9 months
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