Sclerotherapy offers a solution for those seeking to diminish the appearance of spider veins or telangiectasia – those small, unwelcome veins that can appear in shades of blue, red, or purple on various parts of the body. Our sclerotherapy treatment involves the skilful administration of microinjections containing a specialised solution that prompts the targeted veins to shrink and collapse over time, gradually fading their visibility.
Ideal for veins under 4mm in diameter, our experienced team will conduct a thorough examination of your veins to identify underlying factors and ensure a tailored approach. If necessary, an ultrasound scan may be performed before treatment. Achieve smoother and more even-toned skin, boosting your confidence and enjoying the freedom to bare your legs with pride.
Treated veins fade away permanently, but new ones might appear over time, making the effect temporary. How long your results last can also depend on factors like genetics, weight, health, and lifestyle.
You should notice the results of this treatment quite quickly. After addressing spider veins, changes can become visible within 3 to 6 weeks following your session. For varicose veins, visible outcomes might take around 3 to 4 months to dissipate. The speed of the results depends on how effectively your body responds to the salt-based solution used in Sclerotherapy.
Potential risks and complications can include the formation of blood clots in veins, severe inflammation, allergic reactions to the solution, skin injury leading to a small scar, pigmentation irregularities resulting in brown spots, and the possibility of fine reddish blood vessels appearing around the treated area, known as “telangiectatic matting,” which might require further injections.
Individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have certain blood-borne diseases, circulatory problems, heart conditions, or diabetes might not be suitable for Sclerotherapy.
It’s important to note that not all affected veins will disappear post-treatment. Additionally, the procedure targets currently visible veins and does not prevent the emergence of new ones in the future.
After sclerotherapy, you can resume regular activities with minimal limitations. It’s recommended to avoid strenuous exercises for 3-5 days to facilitate healing. Any mild discomfort and bruising should generally subside within 2 to 6 weeks.
You will need to wear compression stockings for most of the day for up to 10 days after your procedure, particularly when you are on your feet. It is encouraged that patients walk around for at least half an hour per day for the first 2 weeks after your treatment.
Our injectors are fully trained and certified so you can expect nothing but the best from our team! Before each treatment, you will have a consultation to discuss your concerns and to cover what to expect during and after the procedure, and any additional appointments you may need.