Dentist and Skin Clinic Colchester

Leg Vein Removal (Sclerotherapy)

Sclerotherapy is a treatment for those unsightly small veins on the legs. A drug called a sclerosant is injected directly into the problem veins causing damage which triggers a natural healing response, causing them to fade away over time. ALL sclerosants are prescription only medicines (POMS).

Sclerotherapy is a treatment for those unsightly small veins on the legs. A drug called a sclerosant is injected directly into the problem veins causing damage which triggers a natural healing response, causing them to fade away over time. ALL sclerosants are prescription only medicines (POMS).

Sclerosants cause damage, or destroy the lining of the vein. The lining of the vein swells and becomes sticky, blood cells clump and attach to the damaged vein wall closing the vein and beginning a healing process which leads to the vein fading away. Patient information Sclerotherapy. More than one treatment is often required, as the body will sometimes repair rather than ‘get rid of’ the damaged vein.

S Sclerotherapy is a very safe treatment, but not without any risks or side effects. Common side effects include; Immediately following treatment;

• Redness

• Welts not unlike insect bites

• Prickling and or itching

• All the above settle within hours

Bruising which may take up to two weeks to resolve and can take longer Brown ‘staining’ of the treatment area, which may take up to 18 months to fade The appearance of new, tiny, red veins in or near the treatment area which usually resolve spontaneously as the treatment course is successful. Sclerotherapy is a very safe treatment, but not without any risks or side effects.

Common side effects include; Immediately following treatment;

Bruising which may take up to two weeks to resolve and can take longer Brown ‘staining’ of the treatment area, which may take up to 18 months to fade The appearance of new, tiny, red veins in or near the treatment area which usually resolve spontaneously as the treatment course is successful. Sclerotherapy is a very safe treatment, but not without any risks or side effects.

Common side effects include; Immediately following treatment;

• Redness

• Welts not unlike insect bites

• Prickling and or itching

• All the above settle within hours

Bruising which may take up to two weeks to resolve and can take longer. Brown ‘staining’ of the treatment area, which may take up to 18 months to fade. The appearance of new, tiny, red veins in or near the treatment area which usually resolve spontaneously as the treatment course is successful.

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