Sclerotherapy treatment is used to get rid of spider and varicose veins. Treatment involves a salt based solution injected straight into the affected veins. This solution disrupts the blood vessel lining and damages and collapses the wall of the veins. The collapsed veins gradually dissolve and your body will naturally absorb them.
Treating veins in the early stages is important because it can stop the condition from getting worse and it can also save you from spending money on expensive treatments for severe forms of spider and varicoses veins.
In nearly all cases, the salt solution is inserted through a tiny needle straight into the vein. You may feel some mild cramping and discomfort for a couple of minutes, particularly when larger veins have been injected. The sclerotherapy treatment generally takes between 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
The amount of veins injected in one sitting all depends on the medical condition of the individual and the location and size of the veins. Sclerotherapy is administered by Dr Saras & Co’s expert skin therapists at our clinics in the Sydney area.
Potential candidates are individuals who have upsetting spider or varicose veins in the legs and individuals who are in good health. If you have ever had a blood clot, your eligibility will depend on why the blood clot materialised and on the health of the area that needs treatment.
If you are pregnant you are not a candidate for sclerotherapy.
A thorough consultation is performed prior to treatment for us to discuss your particular concerns and treatment options and decide if you’re a good candidate for sclerotherapy.
If you are a good candidate, we will administer a venous mapping on your legs and put together a personalised treatment plan for you.
The choice of the chemical sclerosing agent depend on the size of the vessel.
Small superficial vessels are often eliminated for cosmetic reasons.
Correcting vessels can improve the symptoms of venous insufficiency.
What to Do Before the Procedure
Before your sclerotherapy appointment, you should stay away from certain medications. During the consultation, you will be asked if you are currently taking any over the counter medication including supplements and herbs. No moisturisers should be applied to the legs before the procedure.
Call us today to book your sclerotherapy consultation, available in our clinics located in Annandale, Double Bay and Miranda.