Common Questions

Sclerotherapy of Varicose and Spider Veins


Why Do Varicose Veins Develop?

Very often, the cause hereditary. However, prolonged standing (especially in the workplace), pregnancy, and obesity can agravate or precipitate the condition.

How Long Does a Treatment Take?

Depending on the number and condition of the veins, an average of 6-8 weekly visits are recommended, each visit lasting about 10 - 15 minutes.
Following a treatment, avoid hot baths, showers, suntanning or vigorous massage for about a week. avoid heavy weight lifting and squatting. Please do not shave or apply cream on the days of treatment. After a visit, you may carry on with your regular activities, work and customary exercise.

What About Follow Up and Prevention?

We advise a regular annual or 6 month check-up to access progression or recurrence of the problem veins. to prevent progression try to avoid prolonged standing, remain active and keep weight at a healthy level, and wear support hose if necessary.

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