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This document has been prepared to help provide you with information about Sclerotherapy for the treatment of spider veins on your legs, its risks, and alternative treatments. It is important that you read this information carefully and completely.

Introduction

At NoviSkin, we concentrate on the treatment of telangiectasia and small reticular veins (veins smaller than 3mm in diameter). We mainly use Sclerotherapy, which is the treatment of choice for smaller asymptomatic veins. A sclerosing agent, called polidoconal is injected in small quantities into each vein. A vascular surgeon will treat the larger varicose veins first, thereafter, will we continue with the treatment of the smaller spider veins.

This is a cosmetic procedure and will not be covered by your medical aid.

Explanation/Procedure

Sclerotherapy is an art, not science and results are unpredictable and vary from person to person. There is no cure for spider veins. The majority of patients who undergo Sclerotherapy will be cleared of their superficial veins or at least see a good improvement. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that Sclerotherapy will be effective in every case.

The number of treatments needed to clear or improve the spider veins differs fr