Sclerotherapy - Faqs
Sclerotherapy frequently asked questions are presented below:
Is it Safe?
The treatment should only be performed by a trained medical practitioner to ensure safety and no procedure is without risk. A full medical history will be obtained to determine if treatment is suitable.
Does it Hurt?
The injections are very superficial, most people only feel the first couple of injections but this can vary from person to person
What Will my Legs Look Like After Treatment?
Immediately after treatment your legs look like you have been stung by nettles or insect bites, these red marks will subside within 24 hours and is a normal reaction to treatment.
Can I See Instant Results?
It can take up to 12 weeks to see results and initially the thread veins will get darker. Most patients see a 60-80% improvement in the appearance of the veins. Some people experience this after one treatment, some people require more treatments.
Will They Come Back?
The thread veins that are treated will not come back but as we cannot treat the underlying cause new thread veins may appear to the future and a further maintenance treatment may be required after a couple of years.
Post Treatment Care
- Support garment to be worn for one week
- Avoid sitting with crossed legs
- No hot baths, sauna's, steam rooms or sun beds for 2 weeks
- No strenuous exercise for 2 weeks
- No waxing for 4 weeks
- Please discuss any long haul travel plans at your appointment too