A solution is injected with a very tiny needle, very superficially into the veins,
causing the lining of the vein to swell and become sticky.
Compression hosiery (stocking) is then applied to close the veins. Over a period
of time the vein will heal closed and fade away. Wearing the compression hosiery
is an essential part of the treatment process. We use Sigvaris stockings as we believe
they are the best in both appearance and function.
The drug we use is called Sclerovein. It is very widely used in Europe, the USA and
the UK. In the UK it has yet to receive formal approval for the treatment of thread
veins and it is its use is, therefore, termed unlicensed. We use it because; in our
opinion it has the least side effects and is painless.
Finally, the results achieved after one treatment vary considerably from one client
to another. You should budget for up to 4 treatments 4 - 16 weeks apart and you can
expect an improvement in their appearance of 60 - 80%. In rare cases the treatment
has little or no effect.
At Shropshire Skin Clinic we treat unsightly thread veins on the legs with microsclerotherapy,
intense pulsed light or laser. A combination of these may be used to achieve the
optimum result. Sclerotherapy is a safe and well established treatment for thread
veins on the legs. Although there are a number of alternative treatments, it remains
the most reliably successful of them all.
Before Microsclerotherapy and 2 months after 2 Microsclerotherapy sessions.