Effective Treatment for Unwanted Leg Veins
- Reduces appearance of veins
- Boosts confidence
- Effectively treats veins on the legs
Leg veins, also known as spider veins or telangiectasia, occur in both men and women. These veins are often visible on the legs and can be treated with microsclerotherapy.
Microsclerotherapy uses a sclerosing solution that forces the blood out of the unwanted vein while irritating the lining of the vessel, this causes the vessel to swell and stick together. Over the course of six to twelve weeks after your treatment, the vein gradually shrivels and disappears as it is absorbed by your body’s natural defence system.
This treatment can be used on veins on the legs and anywhere on the body beneath the heart. Your doctor will then use a fine needle to inject a sclerosing solution directly into the problem vein. The procedure itself usually takes around half an hour. To ensure that there are no complications, you must not shave or moisturise your legs prior to your microsclerotherapy treatment.
After treatment, you will need to wear compression stockings for three days, but you can resume your everyday activities immediately afterwards. You may experience some mild bruising, which should subside within a couple of weeks after your treatment. You should avoid aerobic activities for 24 hours after the procedure.
Each treatment may vary from one person to another.
Your Bodyvie doctor will then use a fine needle to inject a sclerosing solution directly into the problem vein. You might experience a light stinging sensation as solution is injected. Following treatment as the vein dissolves, itching is normal. A Class II compression garment is recommended to be worn for 5 days post treatment.
On average 1-3 sessions are required depending on the number and severity of the veins. The same veins will not return once treated, but new ones might develop over time. For as long as our blood is pumping this is not something that can be stopped.
Immediately following treatment the treated veins will appear red and elevated. Over the following days bruising can develop and possible discolouration. These are normal and expected associated side effects which subside with time over the coming weeks. For body veins patients should be prepared for 4-6 weeks of downtime in treated areas.
Microsclerotherapy (Small Area)
Microsclerotherapy (Large Area)
|Microsclerotherapy (Small Area)||£175|
|Microsclerotherapy (Large Area)||£325|