Thread, spider or red veins of the legs are a common problem, particularly affecting women.  These small veins can form anywhere on the leg, from the top of the thigh to the ankle.  While these veins do not pose any major health problems, they can cause discomfort and be unsightly. Today thousands of people who are self-conscious or embarrassed by unsightly threadveins are delighted with the results they are getting from Microsclerotherapy.

What is Microsclerotherapy?

Miscrosclerotherapy is a procedure in which a small amount of solution is injected directly into the thread vein using a special type of syringe with a tiny, very fine guage needle.  This solution has been used with great success for some years in Europe and in the United States.

How does it work and how long does it take?

The solution causes the vessel to become irritated and swell shut, stopping the blood from re-entering the vein.  Following the injection a pressure bandage may be applied, depending on the size of the vein.  Usually support hose is all that is necessary for no more than a week.  Treated veins will disappear within two weeks to two months.  More than one treatment is usually needed - although most can be treated over the course of two treatment sessions, each taking around 30 to 60 minutes.  For very extensive thread veins a maximum of six treatments could be necessary - rarely more.

Are there any side effects?

Patients report minor discomfort, with perhaps a very slight to moderate burning sensation which disappears within a few seconds. Most patients experience no adverse effects; however, some minor side effects have been reported.  These include slightly raised areas at the site of injection which heal within a day or so, or temporary bruising around the treatment area which usually resolves rapidly. Very rarely, a small dark area of pigmentation resembling a freckle may remain.  These spots, however, usually resolve in time or respond to treatment with bleaching agents.  Development of tiny networks of fine red vessels near the injection site or larger vessels can very occasionally occur.  Most resolve spontaneously;  some resolve with injection treatment.  Allergic reactions to the solutions are rare.

Threadveins may recur.  Often, however, it may seem that a previously injected vessel has recurred, when in fact a new threadvein has appeared in the same area.

Who should not have Microsclerotherapy?

Clients not suitable for treatment include:  asthmatics, epileptics, pregnant or breastfeeding women, clients with a history of severe allergies.  Clients should not fly from 2 weeks post treatment or sunbathe for one month.

What is the cost?

PRICES - per treatment £265

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