THREAD VEIN TREATMENTS

Thread veins on the legs are also called spider veins, broken veins, surface veins or venous flares. Thread veins are small superficial veins and may be a result of underlying varicose veins.

At The Bosham Clinic we will do a detailed venous system examination which includes a handheld doppler check to help us in deciding a suitable treatment for you. If needed, we can refer you on to have your varicose veins seen to.

At The Bosham Clinic we do thread vein removal by either using microsclerotherapy. We feel that both procedures yield excellent results and our Doctors will decide which treatment would be best for you.

WHAT IS MICROSCLEROTHERAPY?

Microsclerotherapy is a treatment that involves injecting a chemical with tiny needles into thread veins on legs. This destroys the vein, making the walls of the veins stick together. The treatment itself is not uncomfortable and allergies are rare.

DO I NEED TO WEAR COMPRESSION STOCKINGS?

At The Bosham Clinic, we do advise wearing compression stockings for about a week after treatment. We do know that many patients feel that this is not necessary, however, for best results, we advise that stockings are worn.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENTS?

There might be slight redness and inflammation at the sight of injection. This can last up to two weeks and is a positive sign. It can take up to 12 weeks for the area to settle and for the full benefit of the treatment to show.

HOW MANY SESSIONS WOULD I NEED?

Depending on the number of thread veins, several sessions might be needed to get the required result. Most people will need only two sessions.

For further advice and to arrange an appointment please call the Cosmetic Clinic on 01243 771455.