Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective leg spider vein treatment that involves injecting a solution into the veins. This solution causes the veins to collapse and disappear over time. Sclerotherapy is often used to treat spider veins, which are small, thin veins that appear close to the surface of the skin. Spider veins are usually blue or purple in colour and are often found on the legs.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in clinic. The procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete. There is no recovery time and you can resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for spider veins. The results of the procedure are usually visible within a few weeks. Spider veins will gradually fade away and disappear over time.
Before getting sclerotherapy, there are a few things you need to know. Here are some commonly asked questions and what you need to know before making your decision.
- What should I expect during and after the procedure?
During the procedure, you will be comfortable in the treatment chair with legs exposed. The clinician will inject the solution into the veins using a small needle. You may feel a slight pinch when the needle is injected. After the procedure, you may experience some bruising and swelling, but these will usually go away within a few days. You can resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
-Is there any downtime after sclerotherapy treatment?
There is no downtime after sclerotherapy. You can expect some mild irritation, redness and possibly some itching however you can resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
-How long do the results of sclerotherapy last?
The results of sclerotherapy are usually permanent however, the results may vary from person to person. Some people will require several sessions at around 6 week intervals. Some may require future treatments as spider veins may reoccur in other areas
-How much does sclerotherapy cost?
The cost of sclerotherapy will vary depending on how extensive veins are and the number of sessions you need. However, on average, the cost will be around £195-£295 per session.
If you are considering sclerotherapy for the treatment of spider veins in Swansea, Kelly Harris Aesthetics is an excellent choice. Kelly is an Advanced Nurse Prescriber with extensive experience and has undertaken training with UK's leading vascular surgeons.
To find out more about sclerotherapy and leg vein treatments in Swansea, visit Kelly Harris Aesthetics for more information. You can also book your appointment online today!