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Thread Veins and Sclerotherapy

Thread veins, or dermal flares, are very fine dilated veins situated just beneath the surface of the skin.

Sclerotherapy is a technique used for removal of surface and thread veins.

A sclerosing agent is injected into the veins using a very fine needle. The lining of the vein is destroyed causing the walls to stick together. Blood stops flowing through the veins which are then absorbed by the bodies natural defence mechanisms

Several sessions may be required to eradicate all visible veins. A certain amount of bruising is to expected which will disappear from between 2 weeks and three months depending on the size of the veins. High compression stockings are worn for 3-5 days to reduce the amount of bruising.

Normal activities can be resumed immediately.

Patients find that over time a few more thread veins may appear and it is common for an annual or bi-annual 'tidy-up' visit.

Thread veins, or dermal flares, are very fine dilated veins situated just beneath the surface of the skin.

Sclerotherapy is a technique used for removal of surface and thread veins.

A sclerosing agent is injected into the veins using a very fine needle. The lining of the vein is destroyed causing the walls to stick together. Blood stops flowing through the veins which are then absorbed by the bodies natural defence mechanisms

Several sessions may be required to eradicate all visible veins. A certain amount of bruising is to expected which will disappear from between 2 weeks and three months depending on the size of the veins. High compression stockings are worn for 3-5 days to reduce the amount of bruising.

Normal activities can be resumed immediately.

Patients find that over time a few more thread veins may appear and it is common for an annual or bi-annual 'tidy-up' visit.

Help! All these treatments! Which is the one for me?

Mr Philip Coleridge Smith DM FRCS
Reader in Surgery, UCL Medical School, London .
Consultant Vascular Surgeon BVI Medical Director
The West London Vein Clinic: Tel 0870 609 2389

 

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