The purpose of this medical treatment is to destroy the vessel by injecting a foreign substance into it.
Telangiectasias (thread-veins) and their associated reticular veins are highly responsive to this treatment.
It is noteworthy that telangiectasias and reticular veins are estimated to be present in over 80% of the population and that their presence is indicative of greater venous problems.
Additionally, sclerosing has been reported to reduce symptoms by 85%, in addition to providing excellent cosmetic results. Among the symptoms, unfortunately, are:
Your medical history will be reviewed carefully and we will take note of any risk factors:
- A worsening of symptoms during pregnancy or during menstruation
- Stationary lifestyle
- Previous trauma
- History of hormonal therapy
Your doctor will examine you at your assessment appointment utilising ultrasound and a Veinlite® to help visualize the vasculature under your skin. Your options will be discussed with you after the assessment.
Of course, you may take a more conservative approach.
This will include:
- Stay active and avoid standing
- When possible, sit with your legs elevated
- If you’re considering compression stockings, consider ‘Class 2’
Anyone considering microsclerotherapy should be aware of the following before undergoing the procedure:
- Advice on aftercare is provided in a leaflet
- It is essential to wear compression stockings during treatment – without them, it may not be successful
- It is imperative to follow up your visit after two weeks since sometimes a coagulum will form that must be removed to avoid abnormal discolouration of the skin.
- The severity of the condition may dictate the number of treatments required – we usually recommend three
- It may be better to use lasers on some vessels (particularly small ones)