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Blood spots & Spider veins



Broken blood vessels — also called “spider veins” — occur when they're dilated, or enlarged, just beneath your skin's surface.

Understanding Spider Veins and Sclerotherapy:

Spider veins, or telangiectasias, are small, dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin that can create red, blue, or purple patterns. They are commonly seen on the legs, thighs, and face. Spider vein injection treatment, specifically sclerotherapy, involves the injection of a solution directly into the affected veins, causing them to collapse, close, and gradually fade from view.

Key Benefits of Sclerotherapy for Spider Vein Treatment:

Non-Surgical Approach: Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical procedure, making it an attractive option for individuals seeking to address spider veins without the need for invasive measures.

Minimally Invasive: The injections used in sclerotherapy are administered with very fine needles, minimising discomfort and the risk of scarring.

Versatile: Sclerotherapy is effective for various types of spider veins, including those on the legs, thighs, and even facial spider veins.

Quick Procedure: Each sclerotherapy session is relatively quick, often taking less than an hour to complete, depending on the number and size of the spider veins being treated.

The Sclerotherapy Procedure:

Consultation: The process typically begins with a consultation with Rebecca specialising in vein treatments. The extent and nature of the spider veins are assessed, and a treatment plan is established.

Preparation: No specific preparation is typically required. The patient may be advised to avoid applying lotions or creams to the legs on the day of the procedure.

Injection of Sclerosing Solution: Using a fine needle, the healthcare professional injects a sclerosing solution directly into the targeted spider veins. This solution irritates the lining of the veins, causing them to collapse and stick together.
Post-Treatment Care: Compression stockings or bandages may be recommended to apply pressure on the treated veins, helping to reduce swelling and improve the efficacy of the treatment. Patients are usually encouraged to walk regularly to promote blood circulation.
Considerations and Safety:

Potential Side Effects: While sclerotherapy is generally safe, some patients may experience mild side effects such as bruising, itching, or swelling at the injection sites. These effects are usually temporary.

Multiple Sessions: Depending on the extent of spider veins, multiple sclerotherapy sessions may be needed for optimal results. Sessions are typically spaced a few weeks apart.

Gradual Results: Improvement in the appearance of spider veins occurs gradually over weeks to months as the treated veins fade and are reabsorbed by the body.

Blood spots & Spider veins
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