Eliminating Thread Veins
Microsclerotherapy is a technique used for the removal of surface spider (thread) veins. It involves injections with a very fine needle of a sclerosing agent into the veins which irritates the lining of the veins, causing the walls to stick together. Blood stops flowing through the veins, which are then absorbed by the body over a period of a few weeks.
60-70% of veins treated at any one session usually disappear. Most or all vessels treated during the course of microsclerotherapy will will be removed. However, the rate of response differs between patients. The number of treatments and time taken to get to the final outcome are difficult to predict in advance but the average number of sessions required is 3.