Spider veins are most commonly found in the legs and feet. For many people, spider veins are simply a cosmetic concern, however, varicose veins can cause discomfort and aching pain and will require more involved treatment with a Specialist Surgeon.
Treatment offered at Bella Vou
We are now offering Sclerotherapy treatment here at Bella Vou with our Specialist Nurse, Sue.
Sclerotherapy is a gold standard medical procedure which has been around for many years and involves injecting a solution into the vein. Following treatment, you will be asked to wear firm support tights/stockings, these can be applied immediately after treatment. You will be required to bring these when you attend for your first session.
The number of veins treated will vary at each session, but generally the appointment lasts between 15 – 45 minutes depending on the number of areas treated.
You may experience some slight discomfort during the procedure, this is only temporary. Some mild itching may be experienced after the procedure but this only lasts up to twenty minutes. You are required to wait a minimum of 4-6 weeks in between treatments, this allows the fading of the capillaries. Larger areas may take several sessions to treat but the overall result is an improvement of these unsightly capillaries.
Directly after treatment on your veins:
- We recommend avoiding heavy exercise for one day.
- Avoid swimming for two weeks.
- Refrain from using perfumed lotions and shower gels for two weeks.
- You should not wax after treatment for two weeks.
- Take cool baths or showers for two to three days, post treatment.
If you would like to learn more about the procedure or book a complimentary consultation with Sue, please contact one of the team at Bella Vou
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Last Updated: April 27, 2017
Published On: April 27, 2017