Sclerotherapy is the “gold standard” for treatment of unsightly or symptomatic leg veins. Common symptoms include aching pain, throbbing or burning sensation, heaviness especially after prolonged standing, swollen ankles, rash or leg cramps.
This varicose vein treatment is a highly effective therapy which involves the injection of small amounts of solution through a tiny needle. The injected solution irritates the centre of the vein, which then collapses itself and is eventually absorbed by the body. The appearance of these dilated surface veins can be visibly reduced with treatment of superficial spider veins and reticular veins while preserving the blood flow in healthy veins.
Our cosmetic physician will first provide a thorough and comprehensive consult to assess if you are suitable to undergo this treatment.
It is advisable to wear or bring along a pair of shorts that you can change into for ease of assessment and treatment.
This minimally invasive procedure is performed by our cosmetic physician and requires no anaesthesia. Our doctor will inject small amounts of solution through a tiny needle to the problematic veins. Multiple small punctures are expected and varies among individuals depending on the amount of veins. These are then covered with dressings to provide comfort and the compression stockings are applied.
No downtime. However, post treatment, bruisings are common and are expected at the treated sites. These will resolve over time, generally in about 4-6 weeks. Each treatment procedure takes about 30-45 minutes.
Our patients get the best results from a series of treatment sessions. Some maintenance are required over time to mitigate new veins that appear with aging. Expected results after treatment varies among individuals. Maximal results generally will be seen by 6 months.
Our doctor will assess suitability to undergo this treatment. Please book in for an initial consult and our doctor will address your concerns.
- Walk for at least 30 minutes per day after treatment for approximately 7 days.
- Wear prescribed compression stockings for 7 to 10 days following treatment. Compression stockings are available for purchase at our cosmetic clinic.
- Follow-up is advised by our cosmetic physician and is generally at the 2 weeks mark after every treatment.