A safe and convenient method of diminishing the appearance of small unsightly veins, Microsclerotherapy Nelson works on spider and thread veins on your face and legs. An ultra-fine needle injects a fluid (sclerosant) that makes the vein wall stick to itself eventually obliterating it.
Anyone can suffer from thread (red, spider or broken) veins, and they can appear on any part of the body. Although harmless, they can cause distress, as the sufferer often feels self-conscious – particularly if the veins are on an exposed part of the body, such as the legs, which people can see.
There is usually minimal or no discomfort during microsclerotherapy injections, due to the size of the needle and the superficial injection technique. Following injections, a compression stocking is applied, which must be worn for several days to help assist shrinkage of the veins.
The number of treatments necessary to clear or improve the condition differs with each patient and depends on the extent of the veins. Several treatments may be needed, but the average is one to three. The majority of people who have sclerotherapy will see a more than satisfactory improvement but unfortunately, 100% effectiveness can’t be guaranteed.