A safe and convenient method of diminishing the appearance of small unsightly veins, microsclerotherapy works on spider and thread veins on your face and legs. We use an ultra-fine needle to inject a fluid (sclerosant) that makes the vein wall stick to itself eventually obliterating it. We offer this treatment in both Nelson and Blenheim.
Anyone can suffer from thread (red, spider or broken) veins, and they can appear on any part of the body. Although harmless, they can often cause distress. The sufferer often feels self-conscious – particularly if the veins are on an exposed part of the body, such as the legs. The existence of spider veins can stop the sufferer from wearing the clothes they want to or playing some sports they enjoy.
There is usually minimal or no discomfort during microsclerotherapy injections. This is due to the size of the needle and the superficial injection technique. Following injections, We apply a compression stocking. We’ll ask you to wear this 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. This is because it depends on the extent of the veins. Some clients require several treatments, but the average is one to three. The majority of people who have sclerotherapy will see a more than satisfactory improvement, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee 100% effectiveness.
Remember that if you suffer from varicose veins rather than thread or spider veins, we offer leading walk-in, walk-out treatments. These are Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (UGS), Venaseal Glue and the minimally invasive Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA). These treatments are all available at our Nelson Clinic or the Churchill Private Hospital in Blenheim. Find out more about Varicose Vein treatments HERE.
Or contact us to discuss treating your spider veins with Microsclerotherapy.