Sclerotherapy of cutaneous vessels

What is Sclerotherapy of Small Skin Vessels?

What is Sclerotherapy of Small Skin Vessels?

Sclerotherapy is a simple and safe technique that has been used for many years to eliminate unsightly small-calibre skin vessels and dilated capillaries (telangiectasias) in the lower limbs.

The treatment consists of injecting an irritant solution into the vessel, which causes an inflammatory process that leads to its closure.

Since the treatment is exclusively aesthetic and not curative, in particularly extensive clinical cases, it is advisable to perform an echocolordoppler of the lower limbs in order to understand the etiopathogenesis and possibly resort to other more suitable therapies.

The areas most affected by this type of in aestheticism are:

  • Popliteal cord
  • Legs
  • Ankles
  • Thighs

The treatment involves locating the main vascular branch responsible for supplying the telangiectasia and channelling it in order to inject a solution of varying concentration inside it that can irritate the walls of the vessels themselves, causing their subsequent obliteration.

After the infiltration session, it is recommended to perform compression therapy with a bandage or wear a compression stocking in order to keep the vessels compressed for 2 - 3 days.

The treatment takes about 30-60 minutes depending on the extent of the area to be treated and is carried out in the doctor's office.

After the session, the treated capillaries may still be visible and surrounded by an inflammatory halo.

Any small haematomas will resolve in about 10-15 days.

The result of the treatment can be appreciated after 2 -3 applications and is often completed with a laser session to 'clean' the tiny vessels.

We recommend performing the treatment during the winter months.