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The Lodge, Farley Road, Much Wenlock TF13 6NB
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Cosmetic Conditions

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Cosmetic Concerns

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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.

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