Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat blood vessels or blood vessel malformations (vascular malformations) and also those of the lymphatic system. A medicine is injected into the vessels, which makes them shrink. It is used for children and young adults with vascular or lymphatic malformations.

Small superficial vessels are often destroyed for cosmetic reasons.

Sclerotherapy is an effective technique to obliterate or collapse veins. Other techniques include surgical removal of the offending vein, endovenous laser destruction (fiberoptic-transmitted laser light) and, for very small vessels, percutanous laser light or intense pulsed-light exposure are also effective.

Commonly affected areas include the:

  • Upper and lower legs
  • Feet
PURPOSE
Purpose
The purpose of this treatment is to improve and decrease the unsightly red and blue vessels on the legs.
TREATMENT TIME
Treatment Time
45-60 minutes
HOW IT WORKS?
How It Works?
The fibrovein sclerosant acts to cause irritation to the inner lining of the vessels injected, this irritation causes the walls to become sticky, and when compression is applied, the vessel walls collapse overtime . Once all the vessels collapse, the body can no longer use them and absorbs them back into the system.
PAIN / DISCOMFORT LEVEL
Pain / Discomfort Level
Usually only the very tip of the needle is inserted into the skin, whilst this can be experienced as a tiny scratch, it should not be more painful than plucking hair.
RESULTS
Results
After a course of Sclerotherapy, which could vary from 3 to 8 treatments depending on the severity of the vessels, you will notice a reduction and or potentially eradication of blue and red vessels.
RECOVERY TIME
Recovery Time
A small amount of initial discomfort but this will pass within 24 hours. However, graduated compression stockings are imperative to the success of this treatment. They need to be worn for a minimum of 72 hours after treatment.

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