What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a treatment that targets spider veins. Their purpose is to diminish, if not eliminate their appearance altogether.

For many people, spider veins can become a problem. Becoming present on the legs and other areas, these veins, although not necessarily dangerous or disruptive, can be unsightly. Due to their unsightly nature, self-confidence can plummet, resulting in a diminished self-esteem and a summer filled with long pants.

What you may not realise is that spider veins can affect anyone. Although presenting themselves more prominently in those over thirty, these veins are evident in both men and women. So how do you get rid of them?

Although a vein, spider veins are not necessary for healthy blood flow and other important duties. Therefore, removal is a viable option. Being so small, a surgical procedure may not be necessary. Instead, we can perform Sclerotherapy treatment.

How does Sclerotherapy work?

Main Street Medical & Skin is a Doctor-run clinic that has the ability to create a gold standard treatment plan tailored specifically to the patient. The treatment itself works through the use of an injection. Medication is injected directly into the spider veins, causing the walls of the vein to dissipate, the blood to clot and the vein to disappear.

Does the treatment hurt?

No. Although you may feel a slight discomfort during the injectable treatment, the treatment itself is small and non-invasive. Most patients describe it as relatively pain-free, with a slight soreness that goes away fairly quickly.

What happens after the treatment takes place?

After your Sclerotherapy treatment has been performed, you will be able to return home with no disruption. We advise you to wear a compression garment on the treated area for two weeks during the day, giving the area a rest at night (and giving you an opportunity to wash the garments in the process). A small amount of swelling, itching and discomfort may be noticed, though these side effects differ between every patient.

Our staff are very supportive and will assist you before, during and after your treatment, to ensure your recovery is as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

How many treatments will I need?

The amount of treatments required relies solely on your individual situation. For those with a larger amount of spider veins to be targeted, more sessions may be needed. However, as a general rule, most patients get between 1-6 treatments to see the results they desire.

During your initial consultation, a thorough assessment of your situation will be conducted here at Main Street Cosmetic & Skin. Here, we can determine exactly what you need and give you a more detailed idea of what to expect.

All Sclerotherapy treatments at Main Street Medical & Skin are performed by highly skilled & trained professionals. Sclerotherapy can provide permanent results though some patients may require 1-2 follow-up treatments each year.

For more information, you can contact us at our new clinic on 397393830. Our professional team is always happy to answer any questions you may have, and schedule a vein evaluation to give you more in-depth information and specific advice.

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