What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a non surgical treatment for varicose and spider veins which is performed in our clinic. Using a tiny needle, medication is injected. The medication irritates the vein walls so that they stick together and are gradually reabsorbed by the body. Eliminating these diseased veins actually improves the circulation and makes the legs healthier.
- Shrinks varicose veins
Process & Treatment
Depending on the type and severity of the varicose veins, the average number of treatments is anywhere between 3 and 5, however as many as 10 treatments may be required. The larger vessels only require a few (3 or 4) well placed injections with a stronger solution. They must be treated first. The smaller spider veins may require many points of injection using a weaker solution. The injections can be stopped at any time if the patient so requests.
Generally between 3-4 weeks for small veins and 3-4 months for larger.
30 minutes (depending on area being treated)
Sclerotherapy is quick and easy.
At Captivating Aesthetics, the first step for any new patient is to book a consultation with our team experts. During this consultation a brief medical and relevant aesthetic history will be taken. You will have the chance to discuss your treatment concerns, your treatment goals, your fears and concerns in regards to the actual treatment itself. Your full treatment plan, along with expected maintenance will then be discussed.
A detailed series of photographs will be taken at every visit to compare your results to your baseline pictures, as well as monitoring progression of results.
Same day treatment is often possible and is usually discussed at the time of booking the consultation.
After booking our friendly team will send you a link to our patient portal, which allows you to complete the necessary forms in the comfort and safety of your own home. You will also have access to our FAQ sheet for more information about the actual procedure and after care guidelines. This will also be discussed with you in detail at the time of your consultation. The Doctor will then clean the area and inject the medication. The whole process is very comfortable. You may feel a burning, tingling, or nothing at all as the medication goes in. At Captivating we offer many options to ensure your comfortability. Our office offers Nitrous Gas as a quick and effective solution to any treatment related discomfort or apprehension.
After the treatment the doctor will go over any post care guidelines with you, which may involve compression, and ensuring you are not leaving the area without movement for too long.
Pricing is based on size and complexity of the treatment area.