Aesthetic Nurse Moira Grobiki performs Sclerotherapy for thread vein removal on the legs at Cheshire Lasers.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy has been around for decades. It is the gold standard treatment for leg thread veins.
The veins are injected with a prescription solution known as a sclerosant, which damages the vein wall. The body then slowly absorbs the damaged tissues making the vein less obvious or unnoticeable to the eye.
The treatment is surprisingly pain-free for some individuals; others feel minimal discomfort. This is probably due to the fact the needles used which are very small.
How many Sclerotherapy treatments will I need?
Veins usually need more than one treatment to achieve the effect you desire; this often depends on the size of the vein.
We recommend a treatment every 8-12 weeks when treating the same area. Tiny veins may go with one treatment, but others may need anything between 2 – 6 treatment sessions.
The number of treatments you will need depends on:
- The number of thread veins that you wish to have removed
- The size of the veins
- How well the veins respond to the treatment
Sclerotherapy After Care
After leg treatment we recommend:
- You wear support stockings.
- Avoid alcohol and aspirin for 24 hours.
- Avoid long periods of standing for 72 hours.
- Do not fly for at least 7 days for short flights (4 hours or less) or 4 weeks if a long haul flight.
What Causes Thread Veins?
Thread veins are caused by many factors, including:
- Sun damage
- Hormonal changes
- Hereditary TraumaPregnancy
- Pressure from varicose veins
What do I need to do if I want a Sclerotherapy Treatment at Cheshire Lasers?
Before considering treatment for leg veins, we ask that you arrange a consultation with Moira.
She will examine you to make sure the thread veins are not caused by venous incompetence ( leaky valves) deeper in the leg.
She will also perform a patch test for the treatment and will advise on graduated compression and vascular health.
The first treatment can then be carried out two weeks later.
Leg thread veins are treated with Sclerotherapy at Cheshire Lasers by our aesthetic nurse Moira Grobiki.