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faq's - schlerotherapy

What is Schlerotherapy?
Schlerotherapy is a medical procedure applied to treat varicose veins and “spider veins”. It involves an injection of a solution (usually sodium chloride) directly into the varicose vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to swell, stick together, and the blood to clot. In time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades and becomes less visible.
On average, spider veins respond to therapy within 3 - 6 weeks; larger veins respond in 3 - 4 months. When the veins respond positively, they should not reappear. However, new veins may appear in other areas and then these will need treatment once again.

What areas can be treated with Schlerotherapy?
Schlerotherapy is mostly used in the legs where small spider veins are present. This treatment can also be used on the face for stubborn veins that are non-reactive to previously tried IPL treatments.

What is the aftercare for Schlerotherapy?
After the Schlerotherapy treatment pressure bandages are worn for about 3 days constantly. Thereafter a pressure sock should be worn for 3 weeks if possible. Best results are seen if pressure garments are worn for the recommended time.

What are the costs involve?
The costs involve for Schlerotherapy depends on the size of the area treated. For instance if a whole leg is treated the cost will be R1000.

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