Microsclerotherapy in Stockport

Technique used to treat spider veins or thread veins of the legs

Microsclerotherapy is the technique used to treat spider veins or thread veins of the legs. It is a relatively straightforward procedure which involves injecting a liquid into the veins which destroys them and causes them to disappear over time.

It is suitable for use on thread veins on the legs or body, provided they are beneath the heart.

How is Microsclerotherapy performed?

As thread veins and spider veins are minute, a tiny needle is used to inject small amounts of sclerosant, which is the liquid that destroys the veins.

Post procedure

To achieve optimum results, the treated thread and spider veins need to be continuously compressed for 14 days and nights. This is the time needed for the body to turn the dying vein into scar tissue and is best achieved by wearing compression stockings.

Patients are encouraged not to remove the stockings until 15 days post procedure. If they are removed too early, blood will return into the vein and it will clot, leaving a brown staining. This staining can fade over the following months but sometimes it can become permanent.

Results from Microsclerotherapy

As with all medical procedures, there can occasionally be complications and Microsclerotherapy might not give the results that are required.

90% success rate thread viens will improve with up to 4 treatment.


  • Pigmentation
  • Relatively common up to 15%
  • Less obvious than original thread veins
  • Tends to disappear by 12 months
  • Allergic reactions Extremely rare
  • DVT (deep vein thromposis)
  • Extremely rare
  • Skin necrosis
  • Rare often due to extravasation – usually small scab develops
  • Scar may be hypopigmented for upto 12 months
  • Phlebitis
  • Visual disturbances
  • Infection Rare – Treat in usual fashion with antibiotics

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Case Studies

Before Microsclerotherapy Treatment Before Microsclerotherapy
Lipofirm Pro Thighs After 5 Treatments After Microsclerotherapy

For further information on Microsclerotherapy Treatment in Stockport please contact a member of the Charisma team on 0161 327 0943 or email enquiries@charisma-clinic.co.uk

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