Vascular sclerosis

What is vascular sclerosis?

Vascular ruptures on the legs are a common and frequently occurring condition. By the age of 30, around 50% of women have an increased number of vascular ruptures. The condition is often hereditary, but excessive sun exposure, standing work, obesity and pregnancy can increase the risk.

Vascular ruptures tend to worsen, and are therefore often treated for cosmetic reasons.

Vascular sclerosis with Aethoxysklerol 0.5% is the most used method for removing vessels on the legs. The method has been used for more than 50 years, with a great documented effect on superficial vessels of between 1-3 mm.

Since the superficial blood vessels have no significance for our circulation, these can be removed. The effect will be lasting and most people will have around 70-80% of their blood vessels removed after several treatments. However, new vascular ruptures can occur over time, depending on lifestyle, genetics etc.

Consultation before your treatment

Before treatment, there is a legal requirement for a consultation with our doctor. This must be carried out at least 48 hours before treatment.

During the preliminary examination, you will have to fill in a detailed questionnaire about your health. You will then receive thorough information about the effect and duration of the treatment and about any precautions before, during and after the treatment. According to the legislation on cosmetic treatment, the treated area must be photographed before the treatment.

If you want to hear more about the treatment, book your appointment now. You can do this by using our online booking or contacting the clinic by email or phone.

If you want to hear more about the treatment, book your time now. You can do this by using our online booking or contact the clinic by email or phone.

The treatment itself

The treatment itself is carried out by a registered cosmetic nurse or doctor.

Before treatment, the area is disinfected. The treatment is carried out with a very thin needle. The approved drug Aethoxysklerol 0.5% is injected, which results in the vessel walls breaking down. The injection itself is largely painless, apart from a small sting. A treatment typically takes between 15-45 minutes depending on the size and scope of the area.

After the treatment

To achieve the best result, it is recommended that you wear support tights for the first 3-7 days after the treatment. (These are provided during treatment and are included in the price). The pressure from the support tights has the advantage of increasing the effect of the treatment and reducing the risk of pigment spots (hyperpigmentation).

After treatment, a brisk walk of approx. 30 minutes.

Remember that the vessels may look clearer/worse in the weeks after treatment. After 1-3 months, they have usually completely disappeared.

After 3 months, we recommend that you come for a free check-up in the clinic by a nurse.