Microsclerotherapy is a cosmetic technique used to treat small veins known as thread veins or spider veins. This treatment was first developed in the 1920s to treat varicose veins and has more recently been refined to treat the much smaller thread veins.
These small veins can appear anywhere on the body but the typical areas are near the nose and on the legs. There are many factors which contribute to the development of these small veins including heredity, pregnancy, hormonal shifts, certain medications and also as a result of an accident.
I have been doing microsclerotherapy for thread veins for over 15 years and I find it to be one of the most satisfying treatments to do due to the results. I have seen people despondent as they lack the confidence to play on the beach or in the swimming pool. However, once the veins have improved their lives are transformed! I have been doing this treatment for so long, I know there is no one quicker and more accurate than me. My technique is gentle but swift and I can manage to clear a large area in the thirty minutes treatment time.
Treatments are available at my clinics at Bute House, Bridge Road, Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire, GL2 7HA and Sevenfields Dental and Health Centre, Woodcutters Mews, Swindon, SN25 4AU.
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A special solution called Sclerovein is accurately injected into the veins through a very small needle causing the walls of the veins to contract and stick together. This empties the veins of blood and eventually makes them disappear completely. Sclerotherapy is by far the most effective treatment for thread vein removal and can also be used to remove smaller varicose veins. Laser treatment of these veins is less effective and the results do not last as long.
Microsclerotherapy is not a painful treatment and many of my clients even find it a relaxing experience. A small needle is used and there is usually no need for any anaesthetic. There may be a very small amount of tenderness at the injection site for a couple of days post-treatment.
For optimal results and very much depending on the severity of the veins, a course of 2-3 treatments will usually be required. Once the thread veins are removed, they are gone forever. The underlying medical cause of the thread veins, however, remains unknown, and there is a possibility that new thread veins may form in the future requiring further treatment. A healthy lifestyle, good diet and plenty of sport will ensure that the chances of recurrence are very small.
The veins which are treated are superficial veins and are not a functioning part of the body but just a cosmetic nuisance.
The deeper, more important veins are never affected by this treatment as they are too far from the superficial veins, and are protected by many structures including special vein valves. This treatment has existed for decades and has proved to be very safe and effective. Allergic reactions are rare, and side effects are mild.
For up to two weeks there may be some injection-related side effects including redness, swelling, itchiness and bruising. Very rarely, slightly more long-term side effects can occur such as prolonged pigmentation, matting or even mild scarring. None of these longer-term side effects are likely if the treatment is performed by an experienced doctor such as myself. In addition, even if they do occur, these side effects are always aesthetically more acceptable then the original thread veins. Allergic reactions are very rare.
After Microsclerotherapy treatment, avoid any exercise that involves pumping the area full of blood i.e. running, spinning etc until at least 2 weeks after your final treatment. You can perform your normal daily activities immediately. You should keep the area clean and clear for at least 72 hours.