Sclerotherapy is an established treatment for the removal of unsightly thread veins on the facial area and legs. Their exact cause is unknown but several factors such as weight, injury to the legs, prolonged periods of standing, hormonal influence and of course the all important gene pool is believed to predispose some of us more then others to thread veins.
A solution of sclerosing agent is injected through a very fine needle into the thread vein. The walls of the thread veins collapse and generally fade over a period of 2-6 weeks.
There may be some redness or a nettle sting appearance which subsides in 24 hours of the treatment. More than one treatment may be required. Following the treatment, we recommend that compression hosiery be worn for 1 week after the treatment to obtain optimum results.
Sclerotherapy is a medical cosmetic treatment and is carried out by qualified medical staff.