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What is microsclerotherapy?
Microsclerotherapy is designed for the treatment of very fine veins called reticular veins, and for the treatment of smaller capillaries called telangiectasias.
This treatment is mainly used for cosmetic purposes, and therefore is not reimbursed by the French social security.
The sclerosing agent is used in its liquid form and is injected in each vein. Depending on its size, the vein will disappear within a few days or weeks.
How is a microsclerotherapy session performed?
It is an in-office procedure.
We use a magnifying lamp to better identify these small vessels. When the small vessels are deeper, we use transillumination, which is basically the use of a light source that allows deeper vein imaging.
It is not a painless treatment because of the amount of needle pricks, but the discomfort is minimal.
One session lasts 30 minutes.
We advise you against sun exposure on the treated area, for maximum cosmetic result. This is why we generally refrain from performing sclerotherapy in the summer time.
Sessions are performed with an interval of 3 weeks.
What could be the risks?
The side-effects of microsclerotherapy can be compared to those of foam sclerotherapy, even though the treated veins are smaller and the amount of sclerosant is decreased.
Small blot clots called thrombi can occur where the injections took place. Depending on their size, we can remove them during the next session.
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