Usually several sessions are required to obtain a good result. In practice, most people require between 2 and 6 treatments of sclerotherapy at 4 to 8 week intervals, depending on the size of the veins, and 75% disappearance of the veins is expected.
What happens during the treatment?
Tiny “broken” vessels are injected using a hairs breadth, almost microscopic needle with a solution that allows the veins to seal and then be reabsorbed by the body’s natural healing process.
Another treatment (better suited to the smaller red vessels, more often seen on the face) is radiofrequency electrical sealing (“vein – away”). This involves touching the tiny vessels with a miniscule electrical probe – this causes a tingle as the high frequency electrical current seals the vein, which is then gradually absorbed.
About varicose veins
Anyone can suffer with thread (red, spider or broken) veins, and they can appear on any part of the body. Although harmless, they can cause distress as the sufferer often feels self-conscious, particularly if the veins are on an exposed part of the body, such as the legs or face which people can see.
Sclerotherapy treatment was developed in the 1920s and refined for the treatment of thread veins; this is what we now call microslerotherapy. Foam Sclerotherapy is an additional injection technique for treating varicose veins. For more information please see Mr Payne’s website.
Post-treatment advice may include:
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