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Microsclerotherapy - What is it?

Microsclerotherapy before and after

Microsclerotherapy is the technique used to treat spider veins or thread veins of the legs. It is a relatively straightforward procedure which involves injecting a liquid into the veins which destroys them and causes them to disappear over time.

Often the veins look worse for a period of time before they start to look better. Improvement is often seen in a couple of weeks, but it may take 6 – 12 weeks to show the maximum effect. The unhealthy spider veins will turn into scar tissue after microsclerotherapy, so they will look darker and feel harder underneath your skin. You may also notice some redness, swelling, bruising, and mild staining of the skin around the injection site. These side effects are perfectly normal and temporary. Microsclerotherapy is relatively painless. However, as the procedure does require a needle penetrating the skin, some patients do experience mild discomfort. the results of microsclerotherapy are both permanent and temporary. These results can be permanent because veins that are treated will fade away, but because new spider of varicose veins can develop over time, the results are also temporary.

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