Thread Vein Removal by Sclerotherapy
Thread veins are small red or purple capillaries close to the surface of the skin which are harmless but unsightly. They are extremely common and often affect the face and legs but can be found on other parts of the body.
Thread Veins on the Legs
Thread veins on the legs are usually related to varicose veins, pregnancy or a family history of this condition. Obesity and injury may also contribute to the problem.
Sclerotherapy is the treatment choice for thread veins and most patients experience a pleasing and worthwhile improvement. The technique involves a series of minute injections of a sclerosant chemical, which gradually cause the veins to fade. It may not always be possible to eradicate very tiny veins, even in those with a good response to treatment. Although an improvement is to be expected, patients with poor circulation or underlying varicose veins will not respond as well.
Additional information on Sclerotherapy
A sclerotherapy treatment takes around 30-40 minutes. The number of treatment sessions will vary depending on how many areas need to be treated. Typically however, individuals have between one and three treatments, given at three to six week intervals.
An experienced cosmetics nurse carries out this treatment and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have on this procedure. During the free consultation our nurses will beable to give you an idea of how many treatments will be needed for best results.
Please call us on 020 7493 5905 to book your free sclerotherapy consultation.