There are two effective treatment options for leg thread veins: laser or microsclerotherapy. Laser uses brief pulses of laser light to shut down veins. Microsclerotherapy involves the injection of a solution into the vein that results in microscopic damage to the cells causing the vein to close.
Laser treatment is a safe, effective way to banish thread veins. The light from the laser is directed at the veins causing them to heat up very quickly. This heat causes the vein to break down and collapse, gardually fading away.
Microsclerotherapy is most effective in the treatment of largers veins or spider veins on the legs, and involves the injection of a solution, or ‘sclerosant’, with a very fine needle into the problem blood vessel. The injected solution causes the vein to close and fade away.
Micro-sclerotherapy is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ treatment for leg thread veins and spider veins. It is the technique of injecting thread or spider veins with a special substance known as a “sclerosant” that causes swelling in the vein’s wall. If the vein is small enough, the swelling will destroy the vein over several weeks, making it much less noticeable or even invisible.
Dr Joney De Souza is a Master trainer in this procedure and trains other Medical Doctors to carry out this treatment. He is an expert in this field.
“I initially came to Dr Joney for treatment for my leg thread veins, we worked together on clearing most of them and now I come on 6 monthly maintenance sessions. My legs have never looked so good and my confidence has improved no end too!”
No. of treatments Varies, usually more than one
Procedure Time 45 – 60 minutes
Anaesthetic Not required
Sensitivity Period Minimal
Back to work Two days
Full Recovery 2 weeks
Duration of results 6-12 months
The appearance of tiny red or purple veins in the skin are commonly know as thread veins or spider veins. Many people who have these feel less confident about wearing shorts or summer clothing which expose their legs, and they often ‘cover up’ because of this. The reason why people develop thread veins is not fully understood but the known and most important causes include heredity, pregnancy, hormones and minor injuries. Microsclerotherapy can be used to treat these unsightly veins so that you can return to wearing the clothes you feel confident in.
Dr Joney De Souza will take your medical history and assess your suitability for Microsclerotherapy treatment at your free consultation.
There is usually very little discomfort during Microsclerotherapy injections due to the size of the needle and the superficial injection technique.
Dr Joney will inject sclerosing agent into the thread veins using a very fine needle. The solution has an irritant effect on the lining of the veins causing the wall of the veins to stick together. Blood stops flowing through the veins, which are then absorbed by the body’s natural defence mechanism over a period of time. The blood is then directed back to the deeper venous system.
Following Microsclerotherapy injections, a swab may be taped over the treated area, and often a special bandage and compression stocking is applied which may be worn for several days to help assist shrinkage of the thread veins.
A single blood vessel may have to be injected more than once, depending on its size. Repeat injection sessions can be scheduled one week later, but it is better to wait one month between treatments. In practice, most patients require between 2 and 6 treatments at 4 to 8 week intervals.
It is common for around 75 percent or more of your veins to vanish, but you should be aware that 100 percent disappearance of all veins is rare.
The whole treatment should usually take no longer than half an hour or so – depending on how many veins require treatment. You can normally drive immediately and go about your usual daily activities following this treatment.
Some pain or burning at the injection site may occur following injections, and some patients experience restlessness in their legs during the first few nights. This is due to the swelling of the walls of the veins.
For a month or so, the vessels may appear more prominent. The injection sites look like insect bites, and may occasionally itch. The veins gradually begin to fade and continue to improve for up to 8 weeks.
Complications are very rare following Microsclerotherapy, but the solution can sometimes escape from the veins and cause inflammation in the skin surrounding the treated area. There is also a small risk of the development of tiny ulcers, which may leave a small pink or white scar on healing.
Occasionally you may also find new veins developing in the treated areas, or even old veins flaring up again.
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We do not offer refunds on any treatment delivered. However, if you change your mind about any treatment purchased within 14 days, we are happy to exchange it for an alternative treatment or product or offer you a refund. We do not offer refund on skincare products sold.
Treatment reviews may be carried out between 2 and 4 weeks following treatment. Reviews will never be performed when there is evidence of swelling, bruising, inflammation or pain. One treatment review only will be performed per treatment and never outside the 4 weeks period following treatment.
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