Sclerotherapy Treatments

Sclerotherapy Treatment For Thread Veins

Millions of women are bothered by spider veins — those small yet unsightly clusters of red veins that most commonly appear on the thighs, calves and ankles.

Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat spider veins. Scleremo is injected into each individual vessel. Injecting the unwanted veins with this solution causes the target vein to immediately shrink, and then dissolve over a period of weeks as the body naturally absorbs the treated vein.

After each sclerotherapy treatment session, the veins will appear lighter. Two or more sessions are usually required to achieve optimal results. You should also be aware that the procedure treats only those veins that are currently visible; it does nothing to permanently alter the venous system or prevent new veins from surfacing in the future.

Hot baths, saunas and exercise are not recommended for at least two days after the treatment.

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Saul Braun operates from the Netcare Rosebank Hospital, situated in the up-market Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg.

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