Sclerotherapy Treatment

£200.00

£225 for the first session
£200 thereafter 

A medical procedure used to eliminate spider veins in the legs.

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Description

Sclerotherapy Treatment

Sclerotherapy is often done for cosmetic purposes — to improve the appearance of spider veins.

Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades.

After sclerotherapy, treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take a month or more to see the full results. In some instances, several sclerotherapy treatments may be needed.

What you can expect before procedure  

Before the procedure a detailed assessment is made

  • Past and present medical history 
  • Physical examination 
  • Evaluate the involved veins
  • Check for any underlying blood vessel disease
  • Previous treatment for varicose veins and the results of the treatment

If you take aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or blood thinners, you must stop taking the medication one week before the procedure, to reduce the chances of bleeding

During the procedure 

For the procedure, you’ll lie on your back with your legs slightly elevated, no anaesthesia is required and generally takes less than an hour to complete.

After cleansing the area with alcohol, a fine needle will be used to slowly insert a solution into the appropriate vein.

Some people experience minor stinging or cramps when the needle is inserted into the vein. Once the needle is withdrawn a compression is applied and massaging of the area to keep blood out of the injected vessel and disperse the solution. The number of injections depends on the number and size of veins being treated.

After the procedure

You’ll be able to get up and walk around soon after the procedure. Walking and moving your legs are important to prevent the formation of blood clots.

You’ll be asked to wear compression stockings or bandages fortwo weeks to maintain compression on the treated veins.

Normal activities can be resumed on the same day, avoid strenuous exercise for two weeks after the procedure.

You will need to avoid sun exposure to the treated areas during that time. The inflammation caused by the injections combined with sun exposure can lead to dark spots on your skin, especially if you already have a dark skin tone. Avoid flying for 4 weeks and no leg waxing for 6 weeks. 

Possible complications 

  • Bruising
  • Swelling 
  • Tenderness
  • Hyperpigmentation 
  • Itching 
  • Matting 
  • No immediate improvement 

Rare Complications 

  • Allergic reaction
  • Skin necrosis
  • Migraine 
  • Phlebitis
  • DVT

RESULTS

You can usually expect to see definitive results in three to six weeks. Larger veins may require three to four months. However, multiple treatments may be needed to achieve the results you want.

Veins that respond to treatment generally don’t come back, but new veins may appear.

A review appointment will be made 2 weeks after treatment.

A follow-up visit 6 weeks after the procedure will be made to determine how well the procedure worked and if you need more sessions. Generally, you need to wait about six weeks before undergoing another sclerotherapy session.

Before & After Images

Treatment process

Prior to Treatment:

During your medical consultation an assessment will take place along with your medical history and make sure you are suitable for the treatment.

Treatment:

The Botulinum toxin will be injected precisely into the treatment areas and takes around 15 minutes to complete. The result will gradually appear and final result will be achieved 2 weeks after the treatment

Post Treatment:

Patients might feel slight sensitivity in the area for the twenty-four hours, which settles on its own. No down time or recovery is required and normal activities can resume immediately. However it is advisable not to lie down for a couple of hours after the treatment and avoid strenuous activity/saunas/other facial treatments for up to 24 hours.

Avoid touching, rubbing or applying makeup on the treated areas for 4 hours. It is best to avoid alcohol and exposure to excessive sunlight, at least two days prior to treatment. Aspirin should be stopped five days before treatment in order to reduce bruising.

*Specific aftercare instructions will be given to you on the day of your treatment.

Frequently asked questions

Anti-wrinkle injections are an extremely safe treatment. As long as it is administered by a qualified medical professional. Less than 1% of people experience ptosis (drooping of the eyelid) however due to the non-permanent nature of anti-wrinkle treatment, this is temporary and usually resolves after two weeks. 

Straight after the treatment, you may have a small amount of redness and swelling – this will usually resolve within ten minutes. Most people experience no pain or side effects, a small number get a mild headache after the treatment, but these usually subside within 24 hours. You will be given post-treatment information which outlines all of the details and post-care advice.

You should not have this treatment if:

  • The injection site is infected
  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have a neuromuscular disorder (e.g. myasthenia gravis).

On average 3-6 months however results can vary from one person to another. In order to achieve the best prevention of ageing lines, it is recommended to have the treatment regularly every 4 months.

Not at all, there are various options. It may be that Micro-needling or facial peels are possible alternatives for you. A consultation beforehand will help you determine which treatment is suitable for you.

Please note: 

Any injectable procedure will only be undertaken after your face to face consultation, during which a full assessment will be carried out and full list of cautions and contraindications discussed.

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