Vein Aftercare - KATHERINE
is the recommended treatment and most patients have a pleasing and worthwhile
improvement. The technique involves a series of minute injections of
a sclerosant chemical, which gradually causes the vein to fade. It may
not be possible to eradicate every vein, even in those with a good response
to treatment. Very fine scattered veins do not respond well and we may
alter the treatment to electrolysis.
treated veins can recur or new veins appear, and further treatment may
be needed. Some people have a tendency to develop veins all their life.
Certain conditions e.g. Cigarette smoke or exposure to extreme weather
may encourage more veins.
marks will disappear within 7 days
moisturisers or make up should be used until treated areas have healed,
i.e. until needle marks have disappeared
antiseptic powder may be used as desired
rubbing the treated areas
Do not apply elastoplast dressings on or near treated areas