Spider-Veins & Thread Veins (Telangiectasia)
R1950 – R3950
Spider-Veins and small red veins on the face and nose are normally treated with Nd:Yag Laser. Blue veins on temples and around eyes can also be treated in this manner. Spider veins on the legs are usually treated by means of sclerotherapy this comprises a series of small injections into the veins, larger areas can be treated more effectively this way.
NB: Leg vein treatments require wearing a compression stocking for 2-3 weeks after the procedure.
Veins – Varicose
R2500 – R4500
Varicose veins are largish blue veins that bulge out from the surface of the skin. After a clinical examination to asses which veins have defective valves treatment can be planned, some patients will be referred for an ultrasound examination. Some larger leaking veins cannot be treated with sclerotherapy , however great results are possible with a large percentage of varicose veins.
The advantages to sclerotherapy are the in house nature of the procedure which negates expensive theatre time. there need be no cessation of normal activity barring pounding exercise, very hot baths and suntanning. By using foam instead of a liquid sclerosant, larger veins can be effectively closed.
After treatment a bandage is worn for 3 days and an elasticised stocking for 3 weeks. Patients walk in and walk out, treatment takes 45 minutes- an hour.