MBChB (Pret.) Adv Dip (Aesthetic Medicine)

General Practitioner

sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a very popular treatment and  has been performed for over 100 years by doctors to treat spider veins and varicose veins of the legs with great results.

R2000 per 1 hour session

WHAT IS SCLEROTHERAPY?

Sclerotherapy is the treatment of varicose/spider veins of the legs with a sclerosing agent. The sclerosing agent is injected into
the veins, causing the walls of the veins to become ‘sticky’, collapsing and  then gradually fibrosis develop, with the vein disappearing. Most patients have a 70 - 80% improvement of their varicose/spider veins, but maintenance treatment is recommended because sclerotherapy is not a permanent cure for these veins.

WHICH CONDITIONS ARE TREATED WITH SCLEROTHERAPY?

  • Varicose veins of the legs  (the bigger blue veins)
  • Spider veins of the legs (telangiectasis /small superficial purple or red veins)

HOW LONG IS A SESSION?

Usually 40 - 50 minutes

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?

Usually 3 - 5 sessions, all depending on the amount and severity of your varicose veins/spider veins. One session can be done every 2 - 3 months. The areas treated usually look worse at first and then gradually improve over a couple of months,
so we advise clients to be patient.

PRE & POST CARE

INSTRUCTIONS 
FOR

SCLEROTHERAPY

  • Bring a pair of shorts with you on treatment day
  • No hot baths/saunas allowed for the first week after treatment
  • Moderate exercise is recommended:  brisk walking for 20 minutes per day for the first 2 weeks
  • Excessive exercise/weight lifting should be avoided during the first week
  • If you have to travel within 2 weeks after the treatment, you have to wear the compression hosiery
    and also take a low dose Aspirin
  • If you have any tingling, numbness, severe pain/swelling in the legs after the treatment you should contact the doctor immediately.
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For more information regarding

the available treatements

or to make a booking,

please contact Dr Miems Fourie.

Phone

082 377 0636

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