Microsclerotherapy is the gold standard procedure used for the removal of unsightly surface thread veins, surface and spider veins on the legs. It is safe and very effective.The cause of these veins is not clearly known but they affect more than 50% of the population. It involves injections with a very fine needle of a sclerosing drug, which irritates the lining of the veins causing the walls to stick together. Blood stops flowing through the treated veins and is directed back to the deeper veins. Although it is extremely rare for the treated veins to re-develop, new veins can develop over the ensuing years.A small amount of bruising can occur, causing the area to appear worse before improving. In my experience 60 – 70% percent of veins treated at any one session usually disappear and most or all vessels treated during the course of microsclerotherapy will be removed. Although it is extremely rare for the treated veins to re-develop, new veins can develop over the ensuing years.
After the treatment we recommend the following: