Microsclerotherapy is one of the most effective and well-established treatments for telangiectasia – or spider veins – an issue that affects up to 50% of all adults. Although spider veins can cause discomfort in some, for many patients, these small dilated blood vessels are an unsightly problem that they wish to have removed through procedures such as microsclerotherapy or laser therapy. Microsclerotherapy differs from sclerotherapy in that it uses micro-needles to specifically target telangiectasia, rather than larger varicose veins.
The CosmeticCulture team will examine the veins and ask a series of questions to ensure this treatment is appropriate for the patient.
Microsclerotherapy is most effective in the treatment of spider veins on the legs, and involves the injection of aethoxysclerol, with a very fine needle into the problem blood vessel. The injected solution is designed to destroy the endothelium triggering thrombosis and subsequent fibrosis, causing the vessel to close and fade away. The use of graduated compression hosiery supports and promotes the healing process.