Leg Vein Removal (sclerotherapy) now available at SkinFirst!

Posted on: September 22nd, 2020 by Millie Walker

We are very excited to now be offering microsclerotherapy from our clinics with the lovely Dr Sam.

To book in for a free of charge consultation or for more information, please contact us on:

contact@skinfirst.co.uk

01925 446688 (Warrington)

0161 9800 801 (Hale Barns)

What is Microsclerotherapy?
Microsclerotherapy is a safe, well established technique used to treat spider veins or thread
veins on the legs. It is a relatively straightforward procedure which involves injecting a
solution with a very tiny needle into the veins which causes the lining of the vein to
breakdown, triggering a healing response which will cause the vein to disappear over time.

Identify the underlying cause
It is important to note that before any microsclerotherapy is undertaken, a full consultation
is necessary to identify and access the leg vasculature. It may be necessary to undergo a
venous duplex ultrasound scan. This scan will confirm whether there are any hidden,
underlying varicose veins which are feeding blood into the thread veins and keeping them
open. Failure to treat the underlying cause of the thread veins results in unsuccessful
outcomes for the majority of people. This will be discussed during the consultation.

What results can I expect?
The results are not immediate. The veins look worse before they look better and the
treatment may need to be repeated at 4-12 week intervals. Most patients see a 60-80%
improvement on the appearance of their veins after between 2-5 treatments.

Are the results permanent?
The veins that are successfully treated will not reoccur but we can’t stop new ones from
developing which could happen over time after the treatment.
Please see the aftercare leaflet for special instructions following a microsclerotherapy
treatment.

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