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Sclerotherapy is a safe and non-invasive treatment for spider veins. You can watch them disappear before your eyes!
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat spider veins and varicose veins. The procedure involves injecting a solution into the vein, which causes the vein to collapse and eventually disappear. Sclerotherapy can be used on both spider veins and varicose veins, but it is more commonly used to treat spider veins.
The results of sclerotherapy can vary, but most patients see a significant improvement in the appearance of their veins after a few treatments. Sclerotherapy can be performed on an outpatient basis, and multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve desired results. Overall, sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for spider veins and varicose veins that can provide long-lasting results.
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How Sclerotherapy Works
Sclerotherapy treatment involves the injecting of a sclerosing solution directly into the vein. The solution acts like a glue causing the vein walls to stick together, which results in the vein collapsing in on itself. The blood then re-routes to healthier veins whilst the injected/collapsed vein breaks down and gets absorbed into the surrounding tissue.
Sclerotherapy is appropriate for the treatment of spider veins and large varicose veins. This process often requires multiple treatments depending on the severity of the veins. During your initial consultation, your vein specialist will advise you on the number of sessions recommended.
All of our treatments are performed within the clinic and are non-invasive, walk in-walk out procedures. No need for full-day hospital visits! The sclerotherapy treatment will generally take only 30 minutes and does not require any anaesthetic. You may feel a slight stinging feeling as the solution enters the vein; however, this discomfort is short term and will subside quickly.
Prepping the vein area
Injecting the solution
Compression and aftercare
Finally, a compression bandage is applied to help improve circulation and prevent the formation of new spider or varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy Cost Factors
- The number of veins being treated
- The size of the veinsThe
- number of sessions required
Starting From: $200
What To Expect
All vein treatment journeys begin with an initial consultation with our vein specialists. In the consultation, our doctors observe the area/s you are concerned about and develop a treatment plan whilst also informing you of the full costs associated with the treatment.
In order to give you the best and most accurate treatment advice, we use our in-house ultrasound machine to assess and map the deeper veins that are unseen on the surface. The ultrasound will give the vein specialist a clear picture that will guide the best type of treatment most suitable for you.
Recovery from sclerotherapy is typically quick. Patients are asked to wear loose-fitting clothing to avoid further irritation of the injection site. You’ll need to wear compression stockings for 3-7 days after the injections to help with healing and ensure regular walking. Following these simple guidelines can help ensure a quick and smooth recovery from sclerotherapy within a week or two.
Sclerotherapy Aftercare Tips
- Avoid hot baths, saunas, sunbathing, and prolonged exposure to heat immediately after treatment.
- Wear compression stockings for two to three weeks after treatment in order to help the body absorb the sclerosant.
- Avoid strenuous activity for at least 24 hours after the procedure including running, lifting weights, and even long walks.