Is a highly specialised technique to treat spider veins or thread veins and small varicose veins in the legs. It is considered the ‘gold-standard’ for treatment of spider and thread veins and is highly successful. Spider veins are usually 1-2 mm in diameter or smaller when we call them spider capillaries. Varicose veins are larger in diameter and require either vascular surgery or foam sclerotherapy.
At our clinics, microsclerotherapy is carried out by doctors only.
We can treat quite extensive areas with microsclerotherapy and many patients are amazed how effective clearance can be despite having ‘hidden’ their legs for 10 or more years.
How Does It Work
Treatment involves tiny injections of an irritating chemical into the superficial veins called a sclerosant. We typically use a sclerosant called Sclerovein®. Using microsclerotherapy, we target the small feeding vessels that cause the spider veins and the treated areas typically shrink or completely disappear within the next 2-3 weeks.
A specialised magnified polarised light is used to carry out the treatment and this improves the success rate by allowing us to visualise the deeper vessels more accurately, which are the source of the problem.
No. Of Treatments:
2-4 SESSIONS AT 4 WEEKLY INTERVALS
Sensitivity and Recovery:
MILD DISCOMFORT, SWELLING AND BRUISING LASTING A FEW DAYS. OCCASIONALLY A SMALL THROMBOSED BLOOD VESSEL THAT FEELS LIKE A TUBE UNDER THE SKIN TAKES A FEW WEEKS TO DISAPPEAR. SOMETIMES BROWN PIGMENTATION DEVELOPS FOR A FEW WEEKS.
Back To Work:
SAME DAY FOR MOST CLIENTS
Duration Of Results:
TREATED VEINS DO NOT RETURN. OVER TIME NEW SPIDER OR VARICOSE VEINS CAN DEVELOP.
What Our Clients Say
Neo-Derm has clinics in Central London and Greater Manchester. Please advise our team of your preferred location for all of your treatments. Our booking line is open Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 4pm.