Sclerotherapy effectively treats varicose and spider veins. It’s often considered the treatment of choice for small varicose veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades.
After sclerotherapy, treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take a month or more to see the full results. In some instances, several sclerotherapy treatments may be needed.
Improvement in your veins can usually be seen after two to three months. The results after one treatment vary considerably from one client to another, some veins may disappear completely whilst others may only fade and some remain unchanged. For best results at least two sessions may be necessary. Treatments should 6-8 weeks apart and having 3 treatments should be sufficient normally. A compression stocking is recommended to be worn for 24 hours and this is included in the treatment cost.
|NUMBER OF SESSIONS||PRICE|
|Sclerotherapy (Single Session)||£200.00|
|Sclerotherapy (Two Sessions)||£395.00|
|Sclerotherapy (Three Sessions)||£575.00|
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure performed to eliminate spider or varicose veins. During the sclerotherapy procedure, a sclerosing solution is injected into the problem veins. This solution causes an irritation to the inner lining of the vein, ultimately causing it to collapse. Over time, the treated vein fades is absorbed and fades away enough to not be seen.
Who Shouldn’t Get Sclerotherapy?
A sclerotherapy procedure isn’t recommended if you have certain health conditions that may affect how the vein will respond to the sclerosing agent. If you have cardiovascular disease or had a heart bypass surgery, you aren’t a good candidate for treatment. This is especially true if you’re seeking treatment for spider veins, which is mostly a cosmetic concern. If you are pregnant or have a history of blood clots in the area, you also aren’t a good candidate for a sclerotherapy procedure. Furthermore, most vein specialists don’t use sclerotherapy for varicose veins very often, so if you have bulging varicose veins, you’re likely have a number of other treatments recommended to you.
How Is a Sclerotherapy Procedure Adminstered?
After cleansing the area, your provider will use a very fine needle to inject the solution into the affected vein(s). After treatment, you only need a small bandage applied, much like after receiving a vaccine.
What Areas On The Body Can Be Treated With Sclerotherapy Injections?
Sclerotherapy can be administered almost anywhere on the body as long as the veins aren’t very large, such as with advanced varicose veins. However, we only administer into legs.
Is Scleotherapy Safe?
Sclerotherapy is considered safe for most patients. During your initial consultation, we will go over your medical history and examine your veins to determine if you’re a good candidate for treatment. This will include going over your medications, health conditions you’re currently being treated for, and any allergies you have. For most healthy patients, sclerotherapy is safe with only mild, short-term side-effects.
What Are The Possible Side Effects Of a Sclerotherapy Treatment?
All medical treatments carry a certain degree of risks. However, side effects following a sclerotherapy procedure are generally very mild and well tolerated.
What Is The Recovery Time Following Sclerotherapy Injections?
One of the great things about a sclerotherapy procedure is that it carries no downtime. You will be able to immediately return to your regular routine. We even encourage you to continue your normal fitness routine, as it will help speed along recovery.
How Does The Sclerotherapy Solution Work?
After the provider administers the sclerosing agent, it will damage and scar the inside lining of the vein. This process is painless, so you won’t feel any of it as the vein ultimately collapses. The vein will close and fade over a period of a few weeks to months.