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The most common vein disorders today are spider veins and varicose veins. Those who find themselves suffering from spider veins will find small clusters of red, blue and purple veins on their legs. They can be very unsightly and leave people feeling self conscious about their appearance. Sclerotherapy is a procedure designed to permanently remove spider veins, leaving legs looking young and healthy


Spider Vein Treatment: Microsclerotherapy

The average Sclerotherapy vein removal treatment usually takes between 15 to 45 minutes. During the procedure, Dr. Frost uses a tiny needle to inject the sclerosing agent directly into the targeted spider vein. Once this solution reaches the haemoglobin in the blood, it will turn the vein white, making it practically invisible while the body's natural healing processes gradually absorb the vascular material back into the bloodstream. In short, Sclerotherapy removes spider veins by cutting off their blood supply and reabsorbing the faulty vein. With the introduction of milder sclerosing solutions in recent years, this process can work effectively on even the smallest veins, and is safer than ever before.


Will It Hurt?

No anaesthetic is required, but patients may feel some mild discomfort associated with the insertion of the needles. Patients will feel small pin pricks and a mild burning sensation during injection, but this discomfort will fade almost instantly.

How Long Does This Procedure Take?

Sclerotherapy injections last about 15 to 45 minutes. The best Sclerotherapy results are seen with at least three to four injections performed about four to six weeks apart, but sometimes as many as six treatments may be necessary.

Length Of Sclerotherapy Results

Most veins will fade within two to eight weeks of the final session of Sclerotherapy. Results should be permanent. Of course, it's still possible for new veins to emerge over time.

Sclerotherapy Recovery Time

There is no downtime with Sclerotherapy vein removal treatments. Patients do, however, have to wear a compression stocking for a period of time.

Sclerotherapy Treatment Costs

Cost Per Treatment ranges from $150 up to $400 depending on the number of spider veins requiring injection. The average total cost for complete treatment is $600 to $1200. For more information on exact costs for this treatment, please contact Face Value.

Risks And Side Affects

Like any procedure there are certain risks and potential side affects associated with Sclerotherapy, but they are very rare. These risks include:

  • Formation of blood clots
  • Inflammation
  • Allergic reaction to sclerosing agent

Sclerotherapy side effects include itching, hyperpigmentation, allergic reactions, and minor pain at the injection site. All of these risks can be treated upon development. It is important that you discuss all risks with the doctor before undergoing Sclerotherapy treatment.

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