What is microsclerotherapy?

Microsclerotherapy is a technique of treating thread veins (or spider veins) of the legs by injecting them with a sclerotherapy solution.
As with all medical terms, microsclerotherapy can be broken down into its constituent parts to understand the meaning:
  • Micro - in this situation meaning "very small"
  • Sclerotherapy - made up of two Greek words meaning to destroy abnormal veins by inflammation 

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This website was last updated on 25/04/12. Content has been provided by Mr Mark Whiteley MS FRCS (Gen) FCPhleb. Mark Whiteley is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon from the UK