Liquid sclerosant used to shrink the veins
How Does It Work?
Micro sclerotherapy is a branch of sclerotherapy and is preferred for treating small varicose veins. The technique is used for removing small thread veins and spider veins to relieve feelings of heaviness in the legs and to obtain cosmetic reprieve.
A sclerotic drug is administered through a very fine needle which is used to constrict the veins until the vein walls stick together. In doing so, the blood is no longer able to flow through the veins and reroutes to the healthy veins to promote healthy blood flow.
In most cases, patients will only require a single session of treatment but sometimes two sessions might be required. Two weeks of recovery is recommended between treatments should a second treatment be required.
Micro sclerotherapy sessions are completed in-room and do not require hospitalization. Each treatment session takes only 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
- Patients can expect to experience bruising after the completion of the micro sclerotherapy that will last from two weeks up to three months depending on the size of the veins that are treated.
- Compression stockings are not required to be worn after undergoing Micro Sclerotherapy and patients can resume normal exercise, such as swimming, after 24 hours but are advises to avoid strenuous exercise and standing for extended periods of time.
- Patients are encouraged to be as active as possible to promote healthy blood flow through the legs.
Benefits Of The Procedure
- Micro sclerotherapy effectively eliminates unsightly veins and offers the patient cosmetic reprieve.
- The procedure can be completed in-room and does not require hospitalization.
- Micro sclerotherapy procedure takes only 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
Patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the procedure.