What is Thread Vein Removal?
Any region of your body may have vein anomalies. They appear when clusters of small red veins develop just below the surface of your skin. Although they are non-harmful, they can cause discomfort and you may feel self-conscious about them, especially if they appear on an exposed location such as the legs.
Sclerotherapy is the term used to describe the treatment for thread veins. A series of tiny barely felt injections can be administered where veins are obvious. The saline-based solution will cause the vein to become sticky and eventually seal shut. Initially, the vein may appear discolored; however, it will soon fade away.
After your painless procedure, you will be able to resume normal activities. For two weeks after treatment, it is advised that you wear compression stockings. Some temporary redness and swelling may be expected.
Sometimes repeat treatments after 28 days may be needed.
Is Thread Vein Removal Safe?
Sclerotherapy is a proven procedure that has been safely used since the 1930s.
All medical treatments have risks that must be carefully considered. Potential complications include allergy, infection, hyperpigmentation, and pulmonary embolism. Treatment is not advised if you are pregnant or have a history of blood clots. A consultation is necessary to decide on the most suitable treatment for you.