Thread Vein/Pigmentation

Banish Unsightly Thread Veins! 


What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a safe and well-established treatment for thread veins on the legs. Although there are a number of alternative treatments, it remains the most reliable success ful of them all.

A solution is injected with a very tiny needle, very superficially into the veins, causing the lining of the vein to swell and become sticky. Compression is then applied to close the veins. Over a period of time, the vein will heal closed and fade away.

How many sessions do need?

the results achieved after one treatment vary considerably from one client to another. You should budget for up to 4 treatments 4 - 16 weeks apart and you can expect an improvement in their appearance of 60 - 80°/o. In rare cases, the treatment has little or no effect. Results cannot be guaranteed.

Are there any risks?

Though safe, it is not entirely without risk. The two most common side effects are something called haemosiderin deposition and telangiectatic matting.


- Take a 10-minute walk immediately after treatment

-   Wear your support hosiery day and night for 72 hours; at the end of the 72 hours you may take the stocking off and have a short cool shower or bath. Do not be alarmed that the thread veins look worse, this is normal at this stage.

-   Thereafter, wear your support stocking during the day for 7 days; you may take them off at night.

- Avoid extremes of temperature for 14 days ie very hot baths, saunas, sun beds.

- Avoid sun exposure for 4 weeks - pigmentation may take longer to fade.

- Avoid high impact exercise for 2 weeks.

- Avoid waxing of the legs for 4 weeks.

- Elevate your legs as much as possible for the first 2 weeks.

- If you are planning air travel discuss with your practitioner who will advise.

- Consider wearing support hosiery long term to minimise thread vein recurrence.